Title

Marveling at The Man Called Nova: Comics as Multimodal Sponsors of Literacy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

College Composition and Communications

Volume

59

Issue

2

First Page

180

Last Page

205

Keywords

American literature, fiction, comic book

Abstract

This essay theorizes the ways in which comics, and Marvel Comics in particular, acted as sponsors of multimodal literacy for the author. In doing so, the essay demonstrates the possibilities that exist in examining comics more closely and in thinking about how literacy sponsorship happens in multimodal texts.