Superheroes Unmask Analysis

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In the Documentary, Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked, the history of comic book superheroes comes to life. The documentary starts with the creation of the first superhero, Superman, and from there marks the arrival of new superheroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, The X-Men, Daredevil and Sandman. It shows how the changing times altered comic book stories and that the stories reflected what was going on in the real world. Comics were also altered by affairs going on in the world in both a positive and negative fashion. When writing an introductory paper on graphic novels, Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked is a useful introductory source. When evaluating sources it is important to note that not all sources are credible. When looking for credible sources, …show more content…
The documentary starts with the inception of superman and then moves on to how DC wanted to try and replicate the success of Superman so they created Batman. From there more companies wanted to try and break into the business which was how Marvel (originally Timely Comics) got started. The documentary then follows major world events like World War 2, Vietnam, and 9/11 and their accompanying time periods and shows how comics were affected and how they changed with the times. The information was presented in a manner that followed the history of comics and how comics adapted to fit into their new time periods. The manner the information was presented in also can influence how credible the source is. The documentary presented the information in a manner that benefited people who knew nothing about comics. It described the origins of several superheroes and made it easy to follow if the comic books industry was relatively unknown. It also followed the creators of several comics and explained some of the reasons behind the comic industry being primarily geared towards children. The information was presented with a style that was easy to follow no matter what knowledge was possessed on comics and the way the information was transmitted to the audience makes it easy to understand making Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked a suitable …show more content…
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked can be used as an effective source for an introductory paper on the top of superhero comic books. There are a number of credible sources used within the documentary as guest speakers that are relevant, experienced or influential in comics. The information is presented in a consistent manner following the creation of comics and how the time period they were published in affected the comics. The information is also appropriate for a wide audience due to the documentary assuming that the audience has no background on superhero comic books which causes them to give the information to the audience in a manner all age groups can understand. The final way the documentary is a credible source is the information that is presented is backed up with examples. Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked can be used as a credible source in an introductory paper on comic books due to the credible sources used, the way and manner the information is presented in and the backing up of the information with

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