Disability and Depression in Thor Comic Books

Alison Elizabeth Germaine

Abstract


This article explores disability and depression, especially as they relate to masculinity and power, within Thor comics.  Societal interpretations of disability are also discussed in terms of comics' ability to both challenge and reinforce these interpretations; further, aspects of comics design are investigated within the symbolic realm of disability and depression, illustrating the portrayal of disability and depression via characteristics such as color, panels, and facial expressions.

Keywords


Thor; severed arm; disability; depression; masculinity; superhero; color; Mjolnir

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v36i3.5015

Copyright (c) 2016 Alison Elizabeth Germaine



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