Critical Fanscape is an ongoing project conducted by Professor Julian C. Chambliss in the Department of English at Michigan State University (MSU). This project is focused on publications about comics in theĀ MSU Library Comic Art Collection. Arguably the largest publicly available academic repository of comics in the world, the periodicals about comics comprise material within the collection published throughout the twentieth century. The material in Critical Fanscape is created by undergraduate researchers working with a corpus of archival material selected to support a thematic inquiry. Thus, each collection corresponds to a specific course examining a question about comic history. Critical Fanscape is not exhaustive, instead, it offers a means of digital exploration rooted in scholarly questions about the evolution of comics in the United States.