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    Comics have been given the wrong impression by society their usually known for being bad art and only being read by guys in tights, but it's more than that it's been in our world for decades. Theres many cultures where they used drawings and simple text to express a shorty story of their situation. In understanding Comics, McCloud use many facts that will help back up his intentioned towards the direction he was heading. One thing he mentioned was a manuscript that was discovered in 1519, McCloud said, “This 36-foot long, BRIGHTLY-COLORED painting screenfold tells of the great MILITARY and POLITICAL HERE 8-DEER “TIGER-CLAW” is it comics? You BET it us! We can even read some!” (McCloud 10).This is an important fact because he is trying to give…

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    DC Comics History

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    DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment,[2] a company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which itself is owned by Time Warner. DC Comics is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in American comic books, and produces material featuring numerous well-known heroic characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Shazam, Hawkman and Green Arrow. The fictional DC universe…

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    citizens of the United States are firm believers on children becoming the future leaders of the nation. With this ideality in our society, a well-established education is a key factor to help the children. Comic books will lead them onto the path of success. Incidentally, comic books are often perceived only as a form of entertainment, rarely is it seem as an educational book. As we advance as a nation, more and more educators start to divulge into graphic novels and begin to see the educational…

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    Comic books have been around for a long time. They are very popular among both kids and adults. However, there is a stigma concerning comic books. Many parents and educators dislike this form of reading. Many people don’t want their children reading comic books because of many reasons. For example, parents don’t want their kids to be exposed to violence in comic books. This is not a valid excuse to not let kids read comic books because just like movies and novels, parents have to decide whether…

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    Comic Book Propaganda

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    what extent did comic books function as propaganda in the United States during World War Two? Comic books to a great extent functioned as propaganda in the United States during World War Two. Propaganda is defined as “the organized dissemination of information or allegations to assist or damage the cause of a government or movement” , a criteria which the comic books of the era exemplify, with their deliverance of a strong pro-Allied, anti-Axis message, which served to both boost patriotism and…

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    Comic Book Gender Roles

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    faces not to be forgotten. I was in my early twenties when I read my first real comic book. I had grown up thinking that comic books…

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    narrators, the visual elements of the comic, specifically the use of color, and the presentation and handling of social issues, including gender and sexuality. This paper will aim to consider and analyze these areas within the comic through the critical approach of narratology, with some assistance from the cognitive approach. First, let’s talk about our narrator. For most of the comic, our narrator is Suzie. She is the first one to talk directly to the audience, giving us “our basic phrase to…

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    Marvel Comics Stereotypes

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    The comic book scene has changed substantially over the course of this past generation. Whether it be the mass production of superhero themed movies and animated television shows or the various video games and toys—the industry has grown exponentially. As the industry expands, so does its audience. The stereotype that comic books are only for white, nerdy males no longer stands true as the audience opens up to females from various cultures and races. This being said, characters within comic…

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    According the University of Alabama: School of Medicine, approximately 65 percent of the general population are visual learners. It is clear that the current generation has a greater interest in looking at images rather than reading some form of text. Looking at images allows the audience to comprehend what the underlying meaning of it is in a faster way. In recent years, there has been a spike in sales of comic books due to the vast amount of superhero films and television series being…

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    True Crime Comics Covers

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    Contrary to what people say we all judge books by their covers! When we look at comic book covers there is often a clear representation of a certain genre. The genres have varying art styles to match, along with color schemes, even certain words that trigger certain genre expectations. This is prevalent, especially in the 40’s with Plastic Man # 19 and True Crime Comics #2. The true crime genre was undoubtedly one of the most memorable genres of comics during the 40’s. It had highly deplorable…

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