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Psychogeography’s Legacy in From Hell and Watchmen

Alex Link

Comic strips are the only truly popular literature of our century. Cretins marked by years at school have not been able to resist writing dissertations on them . 1 From Hell (1999) is, after Watchmen (1987), arguably the most recognisable work in

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(Un)natural Temporalities in Comics

Raphaël Baroni

mentioning perhaps one of the most convincing examples of a fusion between the representation of an unnatural temporality and the natural features of the medium. On the first page of the fourth chapter of Watchmen , centred on Dr Manhattan ( Fig. 9 ), Alan

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Intermediality and Comics

Domingo Sánchez-Mesa and Jan Baetens

how these spatial arrangements involve not only the panels and the images but also the verbal elements as well as the interplay between words and images in the plate. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen is a good example to highlight the general

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Customary law and the mediation of witchcraft accusations in Eastern Nicaragua

Johan Wedel

and dealt with during the judicial process. I further show how an elected community court, supported by a council of elders; watchmen known as ‘voluntary police’, who may work together with the local police; and a ‘judicial facilitator’, who is

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Book Reviews

J. Gavin Paul, Silke Horstkotte, Catherine Khordoc, and Gabriele Rippl

Benoît Peeters, Hergé: Son of Tintin, trans. Tina A. Kover (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2012) [J. Gavin Paul]

Monika Schmitz-Emans (with Christian A. Bachmann), Literatur-Comics: Adaptationen und Transformationen der Weltliteratur (Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2012) [Silke Horstkotte]

Bertrand Richet (ed.), Le Tour du monde d?Astérix (Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2011) [Catherine Khordoc]

Hans-Joachim Backe, Under the Hood: Die Verweisstruktur der Watchmen (Bochum: Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag, 2010) [Gabriele Rippl]

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The Art of Braiding

A Clarification

Thierry Groensteen

and constellations: the spider in Hergé’s L’Étoile mystérieuse [ The Shooting Star ] and the smiley face badge in Watchmen . I also analysed the seventeenth page of the first volume of the Sambre series by Yslaire and Balac, in which the

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The Shades of a Shadow

Crime as the Dark Projection of Authority in Early Modern England

Maurizio Ascari

surveillance were active. Every person who witnessed a crime was expected to raise the alarm, making a ‘hue and cry’, while the presence of constables and watchmen was also intended to prevent crime. The community itself was called to contribute to the

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The Editors

logic. We may look to Watchmen as an exception: Dr Manhattan’s simultaneous awareness of past, present and future seems decidedly unnatural, but, points out Baroni, it corresponds to the normal reading process for a comics reader. Moreover, this comic

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Hugo Frey and Laurike in ‘t Veld

superhero strips (and all the other references too), gives back to DC Comics a perfect new remix, Watchmen . Link’s interpretation of that work suggests it to be a blurring of fanboy knowledge and ideas of the city found in Situationist theory. It is also

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Modi's Journey from a Chowkidar (Watchman) to Great God

A Durkheimian Analysis

Anand Raja

a regular chowkidar and then the created reality of the symbol of chowkidar , a significant symbol in the passing parade. The Regular World of Chowkidars (Watchmen) A chowkidar is a watchman of a bungalow, office, godown