The publication of Action Comics #1 in 1938, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, saw the establishment of the superhero with the creation of Superman (Goulart 43). This initiation saw a multitude of comic books and similar facsimiles – all of which led to the inception of the archetype – that are considered mediums of fantasy and simplistic storytelling. Examining the word “superhero” invokes images of “black-and-white caricature” (Spivey and Knowlton 51); a morally upright individual, clad in spandex, who defends a city and its inhabitants while maintaining a good relationship with the public and authorities. This model was challenged by the twelve-issue series
In 1934 a man named Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson created a comic book company named, “Detective Comics” and shortly after this renamed the company to, “DC comics” DC comics when on to create iconic characters like, Batman, Superman, The Flash, and many more which are still notable to this day. Shortly after this in the in the Year 1939 a man named Martin Goodman started his own comic book company as well. He named it, “Marvel comics” you may recognize the name from the name from the multimillion dollar films they make based on Marvel’s comic book. It has been nearly ninety years since the both these comic book industries were founded and both companies have a multitude of, tv shows, films, and video games based off of the stories and characters in their comics. Personally I believe that both companies have had their fair share of both success and failure. But any time there is two rivaling companies like these there will always be hardcore fans who say one is better than the other. One of the biggest arguments throughout the comic book fan based community is to determine which company between DC comics & Marvel comics has the best tv shows, films, and video games. There are some people who believe DC comics is the one with the best, tv shows, films, and videos and there is those who would disagree and say Marvel is the supreme company. In this negotiation essay I will discuss both the positives and the negatives, of boths side’s, tv shows, films, and video games.
“It’s really neat to say that you’ve done something nobody has done before,” said Ledecky in an interview with the Associated Press. “I’ll enjoy this for a few days and then I’ll get back to work and hopefully there’s more to come.”
He turned down roles for various superhero movies and then ended up turning down just about everything because he was scared. He said, “I was so focused on not being pigeonholed and so scared of being considered only one thing as an actor.” That fear led him to not being cast in anything.
Firefighters, Police officers, and soldiers are all of our heroes today, but the heroes that children are lacking in today’s society are teachers. In the documentary Waiting for Superman, it does a great job of showing many of the flaws in today’s education system. In Waiting for Superman, The music and audio features provide a humorous tone and also, at times, a more serious tone. Ethos is established throughout the Waiting for Superman documentary by having experienced teachers and presidents of well known educational companies give their thought on what needs to happen with the schooling system in the United States. The experts in this topic talked about how many of the public schools in the United States are considered to be dropout factories, which is where more than forty percent of the enrolled students drop out. This means more kids sitting on the street with no jobs or education. Furthermore, crime rates will go up, as well as the poverty level because the children can not get a well paying job. It is made known in Waiting for Superman, that the good schools are very expensive and only have limited spots available. To get into these schools, there are often raffles in which you enter for a chance to get in. This method is unfair because there is no guarantee you will get chosen, therefore you may end up getting a worse education than what you know you can receive.
It was an epic battle between the Bat and the Man of Steel but if there is one take away from the Batman vs Superman movie, it was that the Justice League was about to form. Snippets of Aquaman and The Flash appeared as one of the metahumans yet to be discovered. Jesse Eisenberg’s character, Lex Luthor, has always kept this information under lock and key. Now, Batman and Wonderwoman knows and they are most likely going to do something about it.
There’s an age old battle amongst us “nerds” over who is better in the comic book world, DC Comics or Marvel Comics? Everyone has their own opinions on who has the better stories and characters, and which comes out with the better movies and shows, but when you break it down each one has different qualities that make it better. Marvel and DC are the most well-known comic creators in the world. These companies kick-started the superhero/supervillain franchise. Marvel comics was founded in October 1939 Timely Comics, by Martin Goodman. The first comic published by Marvel included the first appearance of the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner (“Marvel Comics”). DC was founded six years earlier in May 1934, as National Allied
All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them - Magic Johnson. The documentary “ Waiting for Superman” that was released on September 24, 2010 is about showing people around that don’t live in America how public schools are, starting five students showing their struggles getting a better schools. The three important understandings I gained from watching this documentary include are the lack of finding good teachers, struggles of joining a charter school, and how important schools are for a lot of kids.
Veterans are honored yearly with Veterans Day and every day in our hearts. We are very thankful for everything that they do for us and our country. Our veterans go out and risk their lives to give us freedom, they leave their families behind, and they come home with diseases that are horrible. All for our freedom. We are very grateful for all that the veterans do each and every day.
Waiting for “Superman”, a documentary by Davis Guggenheim glorifies Charter Schools and labels them the solution for many of the problems faced by inner city education. Given the idea that public schools have inadequate teachers and that Too many of our inner city students are not thriving in school, this film seems to have all the answers and explanations of how to fix it.
As the morning sun came up, an hour later the clouds came. They were dark grey and they looked mean. The day was going to be boring. Teen Titans Go was on TV. I looked for something else to watch because I’ve seen every episode. But as I looked out the window at the mail box, I thought mail can really change your day.
Out of the seven point five billion people on Earth today, many of them trying to inspire others into and are trying to make this a peaceful place to live. They fight for the rights everyone deserves. They help make sure developing countries have enough food, water, and other supplies for the people who need them. They make sure the people who are serving this country make it back and can live a life free of fear. These people are the superheroes of today’s society. Most of these people are the celebrities with millions of dollars and give to dozens of charities. Some of them have charities of their own. But there is a large amount of these superheroes disguised as normal and everyday people. We will know them as the neighbor down the street
Marvel vs. DC comics is a battle that began in the early 90’s and has never ceased since. Both gaining an abundant amount of recognition from fans worldwide. From little toddlers to fully grown adults, the numbers continue to spread like wildfire. However, what are the major similarities and differences between both comics? The similarity is that, both incorporated all heroes in one setting, attempted to focus on different genres that disregarded superheroes, and started developing heroes again by adding more personal issues to the comics. For differences, Marvel was set on real world locations while those in DC were more fictional and Marvel heroes developed powers overtime while those in DC were originally born with abilities. These reasoning’s stated above, depict crucial differences between both companies while also providing their similarities which fuse them together.
In the 2013 film Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, an up and coming British actor, portrayed Kal-El. Mr. Cavill brought a cool and quiet, yet at times very detached and alien performance that did not elicit a similar sentiment from me as did Mr. Reeve’s portrayal. This was due in part to the story being retooled in favor of a bold retelling of his origins. The story now focused on him being an alien from a distant planet whose attempts to integrate into society are further complicated because he feels humanity is not ready to accept him for who he is and what that represents. The change to the storytelling dynamic also afforded a closer look at the main protagonist’s relationship with both his birth father, Jor-El and his adoptive father on Earth, Jonathan Kent. Also, in comparison to Superman The Movie, the opening sequences of Man of Steel provided a more intimate portrait of the last days of Krypton, his home planet. This of course served to better flesh out more of the backstory for Kal-El and provided new insight into what had become a relatively one dimensional character in the comic books over the years. The apparent aim was to create a connection with this larger than life character that we as the audience would come to understand in ways that went simply beyond knowing the persona of Superman.