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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 also features teams such as the Justice League, the Justice Society of America, and the Teen Titans, and well-known villains such as Joker, Lex Luthor, Catwoman, Darkseid, Ra's al Ghul, Deathstroke, Sinestro, Black Adam and Brainiac. The company has also published non-DC Universe-related material, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta and many titles under their alternative imprint Vertigo.…

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    Marvel and DC Comics have had a friendly rivalry since the 1930s starting from the comic books and now going into the movies. DC characters are heroes and demigods among humans. Their stories tell how they use their powers to fight crime and that they are heroes because their superpowers. Marvel characters are the opposite they were created not as heroes but as relatable normal human beings with problems and normal stories. Their character development is about how they deal with their…

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    As I walked down the street to a local comic book shop, I thought to myself “what am I going to read today”. I walked into the store not knowing what I was going to get, so I started looking around and found several different brands of comics. There was Marvel, DC Universe, and Dark Horse Comics. I looked at them all and it was crazy there were so many good titles like “Deadpool”, ”Star Wars”,and ”Batman”. I was so intrigued by it all I must have sat there for hours daydreaming. It was hard…

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    Neil Gaiman's DC Comics

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    All publications by Vertigo come with a label reading, ‘suggested for mature readers’. An imprint of DC Comics, Vertigo originally provided a platform for comics that weren’t directly linked with DC universe superheroes, although more recently has given way to darker stories containing material better suited to older audiences. In the 1990’s, the time when Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comics were being published, the majority of DC Comics’ readership consisted of boys aged 16 and younger (Craig,…

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    On the other hand, DC Entertainment is currently owned by Warner Brothers, which is a subsidiary to Time Warner. Time Warner is broken up into 3 main segments, which includes Turner, Home Box Office and Warner Bros. As of the 2015 - 2016 television season, Warner Brothers was ranked as the number 1 producer of primetime television series in the United States. The Warner Brothers segment consists primarily of the production, distribution, licensing of television series and feature films. In…

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    “Wonder Woman” by Gloria Steinem is an essay about comic books having power in everyday life. Comics book tend to only be about super-heroes that save the day—but those super-heroes are men. Wonder Woman is the first female super-hero to be published continually since comic books began. Steinem mentions that Wonder Woman is a gateway for young girls to believe that they do not need to rely on men to save them—but they themselves can save the day. “Comic books have power because they are not…

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    The Killing Joke Analysis

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    The cast of fantastical characters with extravagant super powers in the DC Comics universe banded together to form the Justice League of America in 1960. The team sported one Jacob amongst the throng of Goliaths: The Batman. Not only was he the only member of the JLA without any powers, he’s one of the two iconic leaders of the group. In the biblical book of Genesis, Isaac bears two sons, Esau and Jacob. Like Superman, the elder brother Esau was brave and strong, a fierce hunter, the classic…

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    They are called The Fastest Man Alive. Did you know that there are four people who call themselves The Flash? Did you know the are two TV shows of The Flash? Did you know that Gerdener Fox Created The Flash and The Justice League of America Jay, Barry, Wally, and Bart are the four Flashes. Barry and Wally are part of The Justice League of America (JLA). The Rival is Jay’s opposite. The Reverse Flash is Barry’s opposite. Zoom is Wally’s opposite. Flashpoint messes up everything. There are more…

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    Nightwing Vs Fire

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    Or Nightwing is Starfire's second in command. Both are true for the legendary Teen Titans! 24: Legacy's alum Anna Diops is cast as Starfire for the upcoming Titans tv series. Starfire's character description writers: "An alien princess from a warrior planet who seeks asylum on Earth. A no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners stranger on our world, Starfire has the ability to shoot energy bolts and fly. Searching for her place on Earth, she’ll come into contact with the Titans." She's been one of the…

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    Up Up, and Away Simeon M.Washington Lone Star College-Cy Fair English 1302-5020 Professor Larsen Abstract This essay discusses the increasing popularity of superheroes, reviews the history of superheroes, and answers the question many individuals have been asking, what makes these "superheroes so appealing including the history of superheroes, how they provide people a sense of safety, embrace diversity and team work and have cool costumes. Up, Up, and Away…

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