The Superhero Of Superhero Movies

1916 WordsDec 9, 20168 Pages
A superhero is a good, benevolent, costumed figure with special powers who fights crime and supervillains! Even the premise itself sounds exciting and enticing; this can be seen by the amount of superhero movies and merchandise available today, one can say that their popularity has truly grown over the past years. Fifteen of the top fifty-five highest grossing movies in the US are comic-based superhero movies (All Time Highest Grossing Movies in the Domestic Market). A decade ago, in 2006, only three of the top fifty-five highest grossing movies in the US were comic-based superhero movies. (Annual Movie Chart – 2006). A decade before that, in 1996, there were no comic-based superhero movies on the top fifty-five highest grossing movies in the US. (1996 DOMESTIC GROSSES). The increase in popularity in these superhero movies have truly grown over the past years. Comic books started off with being comic strips in newspapers and then came pulp heroes and their pulp comics which would lead way to the first comic book superheroes. When these superhero comics were first created, it was called the Golden Age and it lasted until World War Two which brought a decline in popularity. Years later the Silver Age would begin as comics would be made popular again mainly by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko, all of which made iconic heroes that we love today and older characters were made new and almost everything about them was changed such as the Flash and Superman. Then came the
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