Modern Age of Comic Books

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  • Silver Age Research Paper

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    The Silver Age is also recognized to be the superhero era of science. Science would explain any dilemma in the story line and would also be the answer to how to fix it. Many superhero origins were also based on the idea of science such as the X-Men, Spiderman, and the Fantastic Four gained their superhuman abilities by genetic mutation. Science topics and factoids also appeared in comics during the Silver Age through comic issues of The Flash. Each issue contained multiple panels explaining scientific

  • Analysis Of Watchmen By Alan Moore

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    the insults he hurls at other people in the entire comic. However even with all this, he is still considered a patriotic vigilante who is a "hero" employed legally by the government after all other masked heroes where banned by "The Keene Act". Juspeczyc, "Jupiter", is able to show several themes that would have never been acceptable in the previous decades of comic books including sexual encounters with Daniel and Dr. Manhattan at a young age, promiscuous attire, and insubordination when arguing

  • The Five Eras Of Action Comics : The Golden Age Of Superman

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    have used comic books as an escape from reality. Many read not only the storyline but also the artistic value many contain. Some sources claim that there are five eras of comic art; the Victorian or Platinum Age, the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, and the Modern Age. Many only claim that there is only from the Golden Age on. The Platinum Age is said to begin around 1883 and end around 1938. There is not much on this era as it not considered part of the typical idea of comics. This era

  • The Golden Age Of The Golden Age

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    As comic books continue to develop, their popularity is normally underestimated in terms of relevance, but they are more prominent than one might assume in popular culture. Comic books are no longer seen as a primary source of entertainment in popular culture as they were during the Golden Age (1939-1955), the period of exponential growth and prosperity of the comic book industry. During that era, comics served to stimulate patriotism and gave an opportunity for expression that appealed to the youth

  • History Of American Comic Comics Superheroes

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    History of American Comic Book Superheroes. Before they become significant box-office phenomena and debut for TV serious, superheroes were short stories in printed media. Supermen, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman …were comic books superheroes. The idea of superheroes was long existed. However, as many comic books historians agreed, The Phantom, published in February 17, 1936, is considered to be the first comic book costumed hero. Since then, comic books superheroes were booming. In the mid-1940s

  • History of Comic Books

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    The distribution, audience, narrative style, and dramatic content, of comic books were the direct descendants of the pulp magazine. They were called pulp magazine because they were printed on the cheapest paper for non-costly mass distribution, these publications were as old as newspaper comic strips. Pulp magazines can be traced to their Civil War-era ancestors, called dime novels. Unlike the funnies, pulp magazines styles were outside of the mainstream and featured adventure, fantasy, and suspense

  • Underrepresentation In Superhero Comic Books

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    growing in different forms of media, superhero comic books have picked up this trend and have begun to introduce characters with diverse backgrounds. Due to the previously mentioned occurrence, readers of different creeds, sexual orientation, and ethnicities are being introduced to the world of superheroes. With this new trend, many questions arise concerning the impact and necessity of underrepresentation and fairness. How have superhero comic books widened their depiction of underrepresented communities

  • The First Iteration Of Superman And The Man Of Steel

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    Action Comics #1. He was stronger than a locomotive and had the ability to leap over tall buildings in a single bound. Onto the scene came a man in swirling red, blue, and yellow. This was the first iteration of Superman but it would not be the last. Seventy years of comics have been published and over time the Man of Steel naturally evolved to meet the demands of new writers and new audiences. However, Superman evolved peculiarly in one specific way. Over time and over the different Ages of comic

  • American Comics And Japanese Manga

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    When mention comics, everyone can think of America comics and Japanese manga. They are two big parts of world comics and represent western and eastern comics. So they will have some differences in style, content and development. America comics is mainly about superheroes and reflects individualistic heroism. Japanese manga has many genres. II. Introduction Comics is a kind of medium that uses drawing and writing to tell a story. Cartooning is the most common mean in comics. Comics can be divided

  • Holy Sexism In Wonder Women's Comics

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    Holy Sexism Batman! Caped crusaders and masked vigilantes rule the comic scene. What sets superheroes apart from the rest of their worlds are their costumes. Costumes define the superhero, disguising and distinguishing them from the crowd. Superhero attire has been a staple for characters ever since the beginning of superhero comics. The purpose of comics has changed over time mostly to reflect what is going on outside of the books politically, socially and artistically. Just as times have changed