Integrating a Definition

After your introduction and thesis, you need to find and integrate a definition to work from concerning your superhero, supervillain, or anti-hero. Here is an example of a work up of the definitions of comics from Scott McCloud.

Integrating a Definition

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5) Reading and Response 5:

For your reading and response this week I am having you look at an exert from March: Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, a story originally published in 2013 but is set in 1959-60 during the early stages of the Civil Rights movement and lunch counter sit-ins.

You will read March: Book 1 and write (neatly) or type a 2-3 paragraph response. Your response should attempt to answer the questions: 

  • For this entire reading and response I want you to reflect upon and answer the questions: what did this kind of approach to protesting really achieve, both long term and short term? Do you find yourself agreeing with their attitude and approach? Why? Feel free to highlight or examine more closely any particular elements or points in the story that you find powerful or connective.

Assignment is DUE Thursday, July 12 by 5:00 PM via email or Moodle. It can also be turned in in-class.


March, Book 1 Exert

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More information about the events surrounding these protests can be found HERE.

Information about John Lewis and the creation of the March trilogy of comic book/graphic novels is HERE.

4) Reading and Response 4: “The Montgomery Story”

For your reading and response this week I am having you look at “The Montgomery Story”, a story originally published as a comic book and released in 1956.

You will read Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story and write (neatly) or type a 2-3 paragraph response. Your response should attempt to answer the questions: 

  • What do you think the comic book would have been like if you had read it as an African-America youth in 1956 (remember, this is around the same time white kids would have read “Judgment Day”)?

  • What do you think about the “Montgomery Method” recounted in the back of the comic book? Do you believe this would be worth sharing even today? Why?

Assignment is DUE Thursday, July 5 by 5:00 PM via email or Moodle. It can also be turned in in-class.


MLK-The Montgomery Boycott

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More information about how this comic book was created can be found at a link HERE.

Peer Review – Essay 2

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For this essay you want to look closely at the following:

  1. Is there strong thesis statement, one that clearly indicates that this is an analytical essay

  2. Is there a good summary? Can you clearly understand what the comic book in question was about?

  3. Is there a strong analysis? Is the analysis going deeper into understanding the comic book? Is it, and the summary, in balance (roughly 3 paragraphs each)?

  4. Does the summary and analysis sections have quotations from the text?

  5. Are any summaries properly cited?

  6. Is there, following the analysis, an evaluation or judgment of the comic book based on a spelled out criteria.

  7. Is there a separate works cited page and works cited entry for the comic book?

– Check also for grammar and other proofing errors as well.

– Provide any constructive feedback you may wish to impart.