Comic Books Essays

  • Comic Books are not Trash

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    Comic Books are not Trash Comic books are cheap entertainment that trash the minds of our children. How often have I earned this. And I’ve disagreed with it every single time. If people were willing to go beyond that old stereotype, they would see that comic books are not that much different from other books. The thing is, as for many books, to choose wisely the ones we let our children read. Thus, you will see that comic books aren’t so bad. First, let us all remember that the authors, regardless

  • Comic Book Literature

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    Comic Book Literature It's funny how time flies and how the memory seems to go with it. I remember when I was fourteen and decided to write the great American novel. I thought then that I was going to have to like the dreaded of all subjects, English. I gave it a good try. I gave 110% to the writing assignments, read most of what they told us was good, and really tried diligently to care about gerunds. But like it or not, a lot of English was drier than my grandmother's skin. I tried remembering

  • Historical Uses Of Graphic Novel, Comic Books, And Comic Strips

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    Historical Uses of Graphic Novel, Comic Books, and Comic Strips, Picture books. Everyone has read one as a child, and that is exactly what they are: books for children. Or are they? Picture books, comic book, and graphic novel tend to be grouped together and all tend to be stereotyped as books for children, but recently the idea of using graphic novels as a source of education for teens in high school and even for adults in college has popped up. The book Maus II by Art Spiegelman is a graphic novel

  • Reading Comic Books

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    how to read in elementary school, teachers would teach students how to read comic books and as students we see that the comics would give the animals multiple human traits. Many comic books substitute animals and give them human-like characteristics, such as the ability to talk and walk upright. However, the debate rages on as to what type of animal makes a good character and what type of animal makes a bad character. Comic writers would often use different types of animals that are naturally seen

  • Representation In Comic Books

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    these are some of the biggest and most popular names in comic book history. Years of popularity have made these heroes some of the most well-known characters in pop culture. Ask any man woman or child to name a hero and chances are one of these heroes will be the one that comes to mind. These characters once defined what people thought superheroes were and for a long time, nearly every other superhero was just like them. For years comic books typically followed the trend of having a straight, white

  • Marvel: The Comic Book

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    Marvel, a name known in the comic-book world and throughout the entire world. It is a name recognized by the young and old, men and women, and people of all ethnic groups. Whether in comics, movies, toys, the Internet or any other sort of media, Marvel is known on a global scale. Most of all it is a brand name recognized by many in the United States. But just because it is popular, does it make it appropriate to purchase their products? Just because Marvel is a big name, does it make a name Americans

  • The Effects of Comic Books on Societal Behavior

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    Almost everyone has read a comic book. For years it has been thought by many that comic books cause good children to become not so good children. This way of thinking was confirmed by Doctor Fredric Wertham in 1954 when he testified in the United States Senate on the topic of comic books being the cause of juvenile delinquency. For all of the following sixty years Dr. Wertham’s point of view was taken as fact. In 2010 though his original notes were made available to the public and have many interesting

  • Characters in Comic Books

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    Not many people read comic's, but the one’s that do they know in the comic book world there are many universes. A hero in one universe could have a “twin” in another, but everyone is different and has their pro’s and con’s. An example that many can relate to is the marvel and D.C. Universe. One group of characters that everyone can relate to is deathstroke (D.C.) and deadpool (Marvel). By the end of this you should see the similarities between these two mercenary/assassins and you will see the universes

  • Anti-Communism Within Comic Books In The 1950s

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    Anti-Communism within Comic Books in the Mid-1950s Superhero comic books post World War Two began to rapidly decline because the enemy within all of the storylines were Nazis and with the Nazi defeat, there was no enemy left. This left a void to be filled with many superhero comic books in the late 1940s and early 1950s moving towards anti-communism and the defeating of the Soviet Union. However, they had marginal success in this period, since the youth of America understood the soviets had gained

  • Similarities Between Graphic Novels And Comic Books

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    Graphic novels and comic books should be considered valid forms of a hybrid between literature and artwork, as well as an in-depth look at the public opinion of a given era. Graphic novels and comic books are as true a form of protest as any other pop-reference medium. Pre-World War II comic books employed a very visible symbolic relationship with the events dictating the course of history at the time. In rather flamboyant splashes writers and illustrators were able to create parodies of the world

  • The Representation Of Women In Comic Books

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    Quinn in 1992, women have appeared in many famous comics such as Marvel and D.C.. However, not all of these women are equal to the male characters. The portrayal of women in comic books is more derogatory than empowering, due to their costumes, position or powers, and absence of major movie roles. Superheroines’ costumes are more derogatory than superheroes’ costumes. Many of these superheroines’ costumes evolved over time. As found in D.C. comics, the original Catwoman, a strong female character

  • Comic Book Investing - High Risks and Low Gains

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    focused on the comic book world for one dramatic, 'tragic' event - the death of Superman.  After months of hype, the long-awaited death issue, Superman #375, was released, packaged in a black bag bearing a blood-red logo, complete with a black arm band.  The book's price immediately skyrocketed.  Thousands of people who normally paid no attention to the comic universe swarmed local shops, driving the book's 'value' to upwards of thirty dollars overnight.  Over the next few weeks, the book could be found

  • Frank Miller's 300 the Movie: From The Pages of a Comic Book to the Silver Screen

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    Frank Miller’s 300 the movie is probably the few adaptations of comic books to films that has managed to stay true to the original source and the success the movie 300 made globally is a testament of such, however in every successful film there is always the downsides of it especially if the original source is a comic book and therefore there is the expectations between the comic reader audience and the cinema audience. It is true that 300, though it has captured the concept of its graphic novel

  • Superheroes: The Influence Of Women In Comic Books

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    Watching action movies and reading comic books are a few past times that many Americans love to do. Throughout history women in comic books have always had the same role; needing to be rescued or looking super hot while saving the world. Regardless, research shows that the influence of female superheroes are not as positive as some people want them to be. Superheroes not only create self esteem problems but also, creates gender role confusion and self objectification issues. William Marston created

  • Stan Le Revolutionized the Comic Book World

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    One way he influenced the comic book world was by revolutionizing the way characters behaved in his stories. Many of the characters in the older comic books were given makeovers to make the audiences like them more because they were flat and lacked emotion. This was called the Silver Age of Comics. The older characters lacked a personality. Stan Lee was an office assistant at Timely Comics in 1939 and soon after that he became an interim editor in the 1940s (Stan). When Martin Goodman, the publisher

  • The Superhero Effect: Idealism and Stereotypes in Comic Books

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    paragons. In a medium such as comic books, however, these standards and perceptions are heavily distorted by the characterizations and settings. Particularly, the superhero genre absorbs the ideals we strive towards and regurgitates them in an extreme and unrealistic manner. The superhero genre is often reflective of societal changes in ideas and morals. These ideals are then molded into misleading representations that influence the behaviors of viewers. Comic books absorb elements of our society

  • How Did Comic Books Influence American Perceptions During World War II?

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    passed on to a more youthful era. The comic book typified the virtues of what it was to battle evil during

  • Stereotypes In Comic Book

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    the comic book industry during the timeframe of 1970s to 2000. To have those hands on sources makes the article more personable for the readers, especially the readers who are women. Instead of having speculations on how the women may have been treated within the industry and also how their work was look upon, having in person interview makes the sources a little more concrete. Also, in the sources involving the scripts as stated before, it shows that even though society sees the comic book industry

  • Watchmen, A Comic Book

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    revolutionary piece of literature. It is technically a comic book, some prefer to call it a graphic novel. There is a negative connotation that goes along with that. Graphic novels are frequently presumed too childish and fantastic to actually teach any insightful lessons or even make you ponder them at all. Watchmen is a graphic novel that transcends this undue criticism of comic books. It is, “One of the first instances ... of [a] new kind of comic book ... a first phase of development, the transition

  • Examples Of Diversity In A Comic Book

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    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. The concept behind that saying has grown vastly over the past decades and has gradually developed into a very deep statement. It became a powerful quote that depicts the fault in judging something or someone for the first time. Racial inequality has been a growing problem world wide and with the development in propaganda, notions and beliefs about race and its diversity in entertainment have been viewed negatively by society in innumerable ways. Race refers to a