Comic Books, By Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, And Frank Millar

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There will always be entertainment and in the 1960’s comic books ruled the entertainment industry, and even now they dominate as comic book movies. The worlds created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Frank Millar have become pop culture and people across the world have gazed upon this form of art and literature combined. The protectors of the universe, as powerful as they can be, are missing one key component, the universe. The issue that comic books have not been as diverse as the world they protect is, has been raised many times and the controversy has been mostly addressed. The ways in which they have been addressed has caused even more controversy. The argument has many to believe that anyone can relate to these characters through personal…show more content…
The comic book is a way in which so many have taken to reading and observing art, and it has changed throughout the years. In the 1930’s and 40’s a child of color or even a girl would be able to find someone who looked like them in the comic books they purchased. They were to read Superman and Batman, with whom both were well-off and white. They had to read these characters in order to get their entertainment before televisions became popular. In the 50’s the comic books were still white dominated, however, a female hero was introduced as Wonder Woman. That was the status quo until 1966 when Black Panther was introduced. The mainstream comic scene was changed and he was followed by Falcon, Storm, and Luke Cage. That was a changing point and yet many argue that there is still not enough representation of minorities in comic books. The support for more diverse characters is noticeable in an article by Matthew J. Smith Ph.D. written for The Washington Post. The article titled A Brief History of Racial and Gender Diversity in Comic Books Movies is where he makes his point that the need for more diverse characters in entertainment such as comic books and their motion picture counterparts. In the article he argues that most of the population wants what they see to represent them fully. However, he acknowledges there are many characteristics that hold true with the minority groups, such as growing up in Brooklyn and
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