6 Inspirational Comic Quotes That Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Everyone has faced some kind of struggle in their life. Whether it’s to do with family, a job, or a relationship, a situation can grow beyond your control and you may be left feeling upset. How you deal with those situations going forward is what matters the most. Comics are a wonderful source of positive inspiration. They feature relatable characters who battle with world changing events. Superheroes and supervillains get knocked down and get back up. They find a way to overcome adversity.

I’ve featured six of my favourite quotes from characters who have faced hardship and managed to come out stronger. They are the kind of quotes that resonate and remind us why we need to stay true to ourselves. Continue reading “6 Inspirational Comic Quotes That Can Help You Achieve Your Goals”

The Road To Mental Health Recovery: How Scarlet Witch Copes With Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health illnesses that people grapple with. It can strike at any time and makes no distinction between young or old. Learning to deal with thoughts of self-doubt can be difficult, which is why comics are a great source of inspiration for mental health representation. The Scarlet Witch is a superhero that’s struggled with depression in a realistic way. But rather than let it consume her, she’s adopted coping strategies that have helped to change her life. I think Scarlet Witch is a brilliant role model for anyone who suffers from depression and I’m going to look into the reasons why. Continue reading “The Road To Mental Health Recovery: How Scarlet Witch Copes With Depression”

Comic Kitchen: Wolfsbane

Comic Kitchen is a series that tells the story of a superhero through the food they eat. Scottish food is some of the heartiest in the world and it’s a reflection of the people of Scotland. As a Scottish superhero, Wolfsbane is the ideal character for putting together a Highlands menu. Usually, I’d do a three-course meal. But as Wolfsbane has a large appetite, I’ve created a menu of what she’d eat throughout the day. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Wolfsbane”

Why The Batman Who Laughs Is Scarier Than The Joker

The Joker is considered to be one of the most horrifying villains in pop culture. The amount of pain and misery he’s caused Batman over the years is indescribable. Despite Joker being a terrifying villain, I would argue there’s one character who is even scarier: The Batman Who Laughs. A twisted combination of Bruce Wayne and Joker, The Batman Who Laughs is Batman’s greatest nightmare come to life. The Comic Vault is looking into the history of the character to see what makes him an even bigger threat than Joker. Continue reading “Why The Batman Who Laughs Is Scarier Than The Joker”

The Other Side Of The Coin: Two-Face And The Representation Of Duality

Being human involves having different layers to your personality. Everyone is capable of doing good and bad, which is why I find characters who show human flaws to be fascinating. When it comes to representing duality, Two- Face is an ideal villain. As one of Batman’s most important rogues, Two -Face has been an ally and enemy to The Dark Knight. Harvey Dent is a man of the law, while Two-Face is a criminal hell bent on taking over Gotham. Both sides come together to create a multi-faceted villain. The Comic Vault is taking a look into Two-Face’s psychology to see what drives his motivations. Continue reading “The Other Side Of The Coin: Two-Face And The Representation Of Duality”

Comic Kitchen: Monica Rambeau

Comic Kitchen is a series that creates a three-course menu around a superhero and spotlights unique food. New Orleans is renowned for having some of the most distinctive cuisine in the world. With a range of Creole and Cajun dishes, there’s so much to enjoy. Having grown up in New Orleans, Monica Rambeau is a superhero with great taste in food. I’m pleased to present a collaboration with All Star Lanes on a menu that’s fit for the former Captain Marvel. Seafood and spice come together to bring out the flavours of The Big Easy. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Monica Rambeau”

7 Comic Websites That Every Fan Needs To Check Out

It’s safe to say we’re living in a golden age of pop culture. Comics have never been more popular and they’ve become a part of every day society. Independent writers and artists are getting the chance to showcase their talents through producing their own comics. In the modern era, announcements move faster than The Flash, so you might be struggling keep up with everything that’s going on in the world of pop culture. But fear not, dear reader, as there are websites that allow you to get your comic fix.

There are plenty of comic websites dedicated to reviews, news and features. Writers work tirelessly to provide their take on what’s going on in the industry. I’ve put together a list of seven comic websites that every geek needs to browse at least once in their life. Continue reading “7 Comic Websites That Every Fan Needs To Check Out”

Delving Into The World Of Jizai Okimono And Japanese Art

Japan is known for having some of the most unique art in the world. Building on centuries of feudal culture, Japanese art has its own style. A famous example of Japanese art is jizai okimono, which translates to ‘move freely decorative object.’ Jizai okimono involves the crafting of articulated sculptures. Beginning in 17th century Japan, the art form is highly specialised and fascinating. But what are the origins of jizai okimono and how has it evolved in modern times? Continue reading “Delving Into The World Of Jizai Okimono And Japanese Art”

How The Shining Knight Challenges Medieval Traditions As A Transgender Superhero

In terms of LGBT representation, comics are a progressive medium. There are a number of characters who highlight the community in a positive way. In recent years, there’s been an increase in transgender superheroes and one that’s worth looking into is The Shining Knight. With a background in Arthurian legend, the character has represented the traditional virtues of manhood and bravery. I’m examining how The Shining Knight has evolved with the times and become a gender fluid role model. Continue reading “How The Shining Knight Challenges Medieval Traditions As A Transgender Superhero”

Supernatural Superheroes: Madame Xanadu

Gothic and comic culture deserve to be celebrated side by side because of how similar they are. Both communities are welcoming and encourage people to be creative. Supernatural Superheroes is a series that’s dedicated to telling the story of a gothic comic character. Madame Xanadu is a superhero with a strong connection to the paranormal. With her origins in Arthurian legend, the character has spent centuries protecting humanity. Read on to discover how Madame Xanadu can be linked to Manchester’s past and its future.

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