The Attack on Titan series had, in its inception, a great deal of thematic depth. The titans can be seen to represent sin, and particularly with Eren’s ability to become a titan, the idea of mankind as being the very monsters they fight has a lot to say about morality and humanity. Unfortunately, by volume six, the series has started to rely on that initial setup as a crutch, and fails to add new intrigue to the story.
Since its release, the film Logan has been widely considered among consideration for the best film in the X-Men franchise. The Mark Millar comic that it was based on, Old Man Logan, deserves similar consideration.
As Attack on Titan‘s plot develops, the story becomes increasingly political, with social commentary galore. Much of that is positive, but not all of it; especially when the series touches on religion.
Comic books aren’t always shallow. In the case of Hulk, Christians have a great deal to learn about how we approach emotional trauma and Christians that struggle with it.
The terrifying nature of mankind’s struggle has been well defined by the first three volumes of Attack on Titan. Now, the story takes a step back to look at the training they’ve all gone through, which unfortunately costs the narrative a good deal of momentum.
Nimona is unlike almost any other graphic novel you’ve ever read. Irreverent yet heartfelt, comical throughout yet serious at points, the graphic novel is a marvelous amalgamation of fantasy, black comedy, and wit. It also happens to be a shame that a large piece of the book’s ultimate thematic elements become a wholehearted endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle.
The people who preceded the coming of the titans thought that a non-human enemy would unite them. But to think so is to misunderstand the human condition – a fact Eren now understands far too well.