Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University. On the Origin of Superheroes: From the Big Bang to Action Comics No.1 was published by the University of Iowa Press last year and Superhero Comics is forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He is published in Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, PS: Political Science & Politics, Journal of American Culture, ImageTexT, International Journal of Comics Art, Foundation, Journal of Popular Culture, and Studies in Comics.

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Reviews // 12 Articles

Does Mariko Tamaki Think in a Gothic Font? | 19 Jun 2017 // 9:00 PM

Mariko Tamaki’s words exist in an in-between state, neither entirely physical nor entirely a free-floating consciousness.


'I'm Not Here' Is One of the Richest and Gently Disturbing Graphic Novels I've Read in Years | 12 Sep 2017 // 5:30 AM

We travel with the protagonist, suffering the same confusions that define her life.

A Bullied Nature Nerd Falls Victim to His Own Deep-rooted Revenge in 'Outburst' | 8 Sep 2017 // 4:30 AM

Coudyzer's visual narration suggests that even though many children can be inhuman in their cruelty, even the worst eventually grow into human beings.

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Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

// Notes from the Road

"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

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