At the Comics Professor, friend of the Gutter Mark D. White considers why and how we related to Batman. “Batman’s ongoing struggles with moral inconsistency provide us with a point of reference to consider our own. Most of us have a concept of the good we want to […]
Friend of the Gutter Mark D. White writes about Captain America’s struggles with identity at Psychology Today. “When people think about Captain America, whether from the comics or the movies, they might think of his rock-solid ethics, based in virtue and duty, or his patriotic devotion to the […]
At the Virtues of Captain America, friend of the Gutter Mark. D. White looks at Avengers #32-3 (Sept. / Oct. 1966). “These two issues are not heavy on ethical content related to Captain America specifically, but it is a particularly timely story… unfortunately. It deals with a white […]
Friend of the Gutter, Mark D. White has a new blog looking at “ethically memorable moments in Captain America’s 50+ years in comics since his Silver Age revival in 1964.” And he begins with Cap in Avengers #4 (1967)!
Friend of the Gutter Mark D. White writes about first issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Francis Yu’s Captain America. He focuses on five aspects that “excite [him] going forward.”
Mild-mannered Mark D. White has a double life. By day, he’s a professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. And, well, also by day, he’s a writer on superheroes, philosophy and what we can learn about […]