Welcome! This first post functions as the mission statement for "Dr. K's 100-Page Super Spectacular." The title is an homage to the giant-sized comics DC put out in during my childhood, and I will be taking a look at these comics as a regular feature on the blog. Other regular features will include reviews of old and new comics, graphic novels, books, and movies.
Because I am an English and Film professor who occasionally teaches graphic novels, I will also be using this blog to spin out some ideas that come from that classroom experience.
(A note on my teaching experience: One of my claims to fame is that I once taught Chris Sims of "Chris's Invincible Super-Blog." I will unapologetically milk that connection for all it's worth.)
In fact, here's a picture of Chris and me at HeroesCon in Charlotte:
Actually, it is largely because of Chris's encouragement (and by encouragement, I mean verbal abuse and public emasculation) that I decided to blog in the first place, late to the game though I am.
In general, this blog will feature my musings about pop culture that otherwise don't fit into my normal academic writing. Most often, it will involve going deep into my comic collection for some Silver and Bronze Age goodness.
My current plan is to post new content at least three times a week, with several regular features evolving over the next month or so.
So, I hope you enjoy the blog, and feel free to leave comments.