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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

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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

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    projects, exhibitions, and books. The 1980's saw a radical development in the world of comic books. From that period in mid 80's up to the present day, we refer to as the modern age of comic books. However, it has an alternate name, and one perhaps more apt, the dark age of comic books - due to groundbreaking titles such works as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, written and pencilled Frank Miller, and Watchmen (1886), written by Alan Moore drawn by Dave Gibbons. Both books exhibited complex and

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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

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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

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    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

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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

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    The logo of Superman has been plastered all over the media and on merchandise, even becoming an American symbol; Superman comic books have even outsold Captain America issues. But why is this fact so surprising? No one ever talks about the fact that Superman is an immigrant. This essay attempts to answer the question: How do American superhero graphic novels by Marvel and DC Comics display the idea that all immigrants should be Americanized? In order to answer this question, the actual definition of

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    franchise. There have been 3 TV shows on him, 4 movies (1 more still in the making), various videogames, and over 20 comic book series that currently feature his name. Even after 60 years of being in print, it was a Batman issue that was the highest selling comic book of the last week of November, 2004. It is the aim of this project to explore the reasons why this one particular comic book superhero has managed to keep his relevance where so many others have faltered, with a focused look into how Batman

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    Manga and Anime

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    from the middle of the twelfth century and are recognized to have been created by Bishop Toba (1053–1140). They were painted using ink and are humorous pictures of birds and animals. Manga is defined by Oxford Dictionaries; as a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults and children. Anime is defined as; a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults and children, by Oxford Dictionaries. Manga and anime have been around since the early

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