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 // 8 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.


'Threads' Is a Cartoon Sojourn in a Metaphorical Jungle of Real-world Refugees | 18 Jul 2017 // 5:30 AM

A comics journalist interprets the plight of would-be immigrants trapped in French refugee camps just miles from their UK destination.

The Premise of 'Imagine Wanting Only This' Is Artful In a Way More Typical of Fiction | 17 Jul 2017 // 5:30 AM

A paradoxically impersonal memoir of not-quite coming-of-age in an age of isolation.

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'The Female Animal' Is Better Than She Seems

// Short Ends and Leader

"Independent producer Albert Zugsmith specialized in what were regarded as trashy exploitation pictures during the '50s and '60s, yet he managed to…

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