Comic Books

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The True Effects of Comic Books

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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

  • 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 Discussion of Homosexuality in Comic Books

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    The discussion of homosexuality in comic books has a long history, reaching back to 1954, when German-American psychiatrist Frederick Wertham published Seduction of the Innocent, a book that warned about the negative effect of popular literature. The book was a minor bestseller and was taken seriously at the time, creating alarm in parents with the claim that reading the crime-, superhero- and horror comics that contain descriptions of violence, sex, drug use and other adult themes, children will