This reassessment of stigma is applied and developed further through a study of comic books, showing the various ways stigma can operate in popular culture.
This article analyses the comic book series Spawn, by the Canadian Todd McFarlane.
Not all comics are art. What about the comics that are art? What sort of art are they? In particular, are comics a form of literature?
Not only comics publishing but also perceptions of it have changed radically, and the comic book has become through Vertigo a graphic novel in artistry.
The figure of the comic book hero Batman has been repeatedly associated to Gothic imagery and themes in many of its incarnations.
Folktales and myths of the past are to be found in comic books, where the folklorist must dwell if he wishes to avoid becoming antiquated.