Brad Ricca – 5 Things to Know About Comics

Brad Ricca, SAGES Teaching Fellow and the author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – the Creators of Superman has shared ‘5 Things to Know About Comic Books‘ in today’s edition of The Daily. Dr Ricca’s University Seminar Colors, Capes and Characters [USSY275] has run every year for the last ten years (a section has often been taught by Phantom Jack writer Mike Sangiacomo). As Ricca says, ‘What always surprises students is that not only do comics stand up to rigorous academic scrutiny, but also they demand it, mostly because of the near-limitless approaches (literary, artistic, economic, scientific, etc.) that you can apply to them.’