How Comic Book Superheroes Have Evolved

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As thrilling adventures, comic book superheroes reflect what happened during their times. Among the earliest comic books, Superman is the best superhero. Superman, a product or an exotic and riveting back story of alien beginnings, saves men with his super powers. Following his lead, the comic book superheroes undertook a similar approach to saving mankind like Spider-Man, Wolverine, Green Lantern and Iron Man. Each comic book had a trademark superhero peculiarity. As a result of the rise in popularity of superhero movies like Iron Man, X-men and the Dark Knight, the public has become more aware of superheroes. Superheroes originated from a response of the helplessness that many individuals felt throughout the dreary days they had during the Great Depression. Superheroes made individuals feel excellent and have hope about their odds of survival.

Mutants and aliens may be expected to possess superhuman powers but the emergence of Batman, for example, before the occurrence of World War II changed the script. Batman may not have superhuman powers, but he’s a razor sharp intellect and wonderful problem-solving capacities. He also has a great mastery of martial arts making him a special human being.

On the other hand, Wonder Woman and Captain America were created as wartime creations. Both had a powerful ethical compass qualifying as the top representative of the greatest nation on earth as well as super powers. Therefore, they set to conquer Europe, eliminating the evil Nazis with a goal of ending up like America itself, setting an example for the defeated enemies after the war. The economy got better as with as the times, the characters of the superhero comic books altered. The Hulk, which came into the scene in 1961, became a raging beast due to a radiation accident that occurred in a lab. Coming into the scene of increasing dangers of a nuclear holocaust, the regression of the Hulk to bestiality revealed the uneasiness that was lurking that our scientific progress was about to bring about.

As the country went into division and despair during the Vietnam War, comic book superheroes evolved to become morally ambiguous and black. The punisher who started as a model Marine is depicted as a weapons master with a driven destructive sense and becomes an expert torturer in his ambition to defeat his adversaries. Consequently, that age is represented by him when he participated in a mission as he revealed no worries.

Eventually, the comic books superheroes evolved in the early 1990s into anti-heroes with the creation of Spawn. This top CIA assassin was betrayed by his own men. He proceeds to hell and makes a deal with all the devil to come back as Spawn who’s not completely human and not a devil either. Learn more about comic books at http://www.ehow.com/how_2067443_make-comic-book.html.

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