Comic Books, Möbius Strips, Philosophy and...

Hornsby, Ian (2019) Comic Books, Möbius Strips, Philosophy and... The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 9 (1). ISSN 2048-0792

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Abstract

This article examines three comic books, Silver Surfer #11 (Marvel Comics), Omega Men #9 (DC Comics) and Promethea #12 (Americas Best Comics), as philosophy in themselves, and not merely as supplements to philosophical texts or as a convenient form through which the complex ideas of philosophy can be elucidated. Each of these three issues utilises the form of the Möbius Strip in their fabrication in a variety of ways that contend with concepts of the One and the Infinite. Within their construction, these comics challenge ways of reading that are exclusive to the form of the comic book medium and enable a distinctive method for exploring themes of the good life, truth, and creativity. The article then returns full circle once again to further interrogate the manner in which each of these three comic books engages with the four choices we are faced with in our understanding of the One and the Infinite.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: How to Cite: Hornsby, I., 2019. …Comic Books, Möbius Strips, Philosophy and…. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 9(1), p.7.I: http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.151
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infinity, Silver Surfer, Promethea, Omega Men, Möbius Strip, Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
Divisions: Departments > Performing Arts
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Depositing User: Ian Hornsby
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 15:46
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 15:33
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4240

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