Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Captain Awareness!

My friend Ashley pointed me toward this Internet find yesterday. These scans are from a comic book that looks like it was created in the late 90's. The comic is called "Captain Awareness" and essentially it's about sexual assault on college campuses.

Check it out: http://www.ep.tc/problems/21/04.html

The art is occasionally unintentionally hilarious, but I love the empowering message that everyone can do something to stop sexual assault. I've seen other "comics with problems" in this style and usually they're more like Chick Tracts without all the scary Jesus stuff, but "Captain Awareness" is more layered than most, addressing related issues like victim blaming and respecting a woman's choice. There's also a nifty "Be Aware" letter from the writers at the end, with more information about how everyone can fight sexual assault.

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Yeah...I'm still up at midnight. This is amusing. Jenny always joked about having Jack Bauer to come save the day at the crisis line, so I guess Captain Awareness is the next best thing.

It kind of reminds me of the lesson learning part of the GI Joe cartoons when I was a kid.