Part One in our three part roundtable on comics paratexts focuses on letter columns.
Examining Howard the Duck #28 – when a Wolfman writes a duck man and ends up with a bomb.
In 1977 a fill-in writer accidentally highlights the queer mysteries of adolescence, while in 2008 the adventure ramps up towards conclusion.
The third in our series of talks with comics scholars; this time we talk letters columns, graphic medicine, and keeping comics studies fun with Dr. Leah Misemer.
Howard and Bev: thinking about the past and worrying about the future.
What do letters published in these books tell us about the difference in these series?