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 // 14 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.


‘Toward a Hot Jew’ Is No Joe Sacco — And That’s a Good Thing | 9 Oct 2017 // 7:00 AM

Politics and the personal collide in the convention-challenging and genre-bending graphic narratives of Jewish artist-memoirist Miriam Libicki.

'Language Barrier' Illustrates That Words Are Pictures Too | 29 Sep 2017 // 5:30 AM

This surreal exploration of the peculiar boundary between words and pictures dives directly into the deep end of the image-text pool.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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