My monograph focuses on “crisis comics,” and explores world graphic narratives that present, for young readers, various types of predicaments, catastrophes, and emergencies—both to entertain and to inspire ethical responsiveness. The crises that these sequential texts depict are national and international, ideological, geographical, sexual and personal, and oftentimes bridge many of these categories.
The crisis comics that I have selected for this study remind readers that young people are political, and that they are capable of agency and power—even and especially in relation to adversity. These texts are designed to help readers understand themselves as they react to, and sometimes resist, worldly pressures.
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