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    11538 Fall 2015 An Inspiration Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and comic books. One of its aims was to emphasize the elements of any culture, most often through the use of irony. Jack Kirby a forerunner of comic book illustration was a resounding artist who led much of what pop artists drew their inspiration from. Revolutionizing the styles and techniques used by comic artists of the time, Kirby took a more coloristic and surreal approach to his art, this change in nature led to an access of pop artists wanting…

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    To understand the nature of Lee, you have to take a step back and understand who Lee was before the Marvel phenomenon: a dispirited, middle-aged company stooge working in a dying industry, with no reason to believe anything could change. He was born Stanley Martin Lieber in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on December 28, 1922, the first child of middle-class Jewish parents. Stanley’s father, Jack, had been a dressmaker but suffered from chronic unemployment during the Depression. “Seeing the…

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    During the Golden Age, it was not uncommon for a single comic book issue to sell over one million copies. A popularity spike of comic books started mostly during World War II. Marvel and DC comics were the most favored. Marvel was created in 1939, and was known as Timely Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Spider-Man and Wolverine are the most well-known heroes from Marvel. DC Comics also known as Detective Comics, were founded in 1935, by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson. Comic books impacted…

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    DC and Marvel are the biggest names in the comic industry. With multiple comic lines and universes and an abundance of characters. The comics are limitless, however the movie universe is a different story. Whether you are an avid comic reader or not, and with numorous movies under each comic giant, you may have seen at least one or even multiple movies. Like with great empires, one clearly triumphs over the other. With that in mind, this so called 'war ' between the great powers in the comic…

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    Throughout the comic, Captain America and his team believe that the government shouldn’t have a say in the way they are run because it limits their ability to do good. On the other hand, Iron Man and his team believe that they should be regulated by the government and elected officials. The Civil War demonstrates what happens when a society is stripped of their civil liberties. In the today’s society we are facing the same problem that the Avengers are facing in the comic, some people want…

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    In 2018 the director Ryan Coogler created the astonishing movie “Black Panther”. Black Panther barely feels like a Marvel film, or even a hero film. As this film offers a bold, fresh take on the superhero origin story. Chadwick Boseman plays King T'Challa, of Wakanda, the fictional African country housing mystery science fiction innovation, who must advance up and grasp the profound obligation of his inheritance after the death of his dad. Rather than building another, super-suited personality…

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    In this case study of “THE COMIC BOOK AS SYMBOLIC ENVIRONMENT:THE CASE ON IRON MAN BY JON HOGAN” talks about the realism and the technology that Iron man the marvel comic book character, inspired many of the inventions we have in our world today. “Iron Man is a popular comic series in which the relationship between humanity and technology is a dominant theme”(Hogan 201). As the new generations build on the iconic ironman, the man beneath never changes; only technology evolves with the hero.Iron…

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    There is saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. This idiom means that a picture can explain a whole story. In this situation, this quote does apply; however, the picture does not explain a story, but picture explains is body type. In discussions of A-Force, some have said that the female characters on the cover are portrayed too pornographically. A hero in particular was mentioned in many articles about her body type: She-Hulk. She-hulk of the big green woman on the cover of A-Force is…

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    Superman, Supergirl, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Spiderman. These are all heros, and they have done a plethora of things to gaian that significant title. Mitty Blake, the main character in Code Orange a fiction novel by Caroline B. Cooney, wanted to be on that list of heros. When readers met Mitty Blake, he was sixteen year old living in New York City who cared about nothing but music, his school work was never done nor did he even know what it was. Mitty Blake was writing a report on viruses…

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    “Help! Help! We are stuck, and they are coming!” random citizen cry out with fear. SMASH! The super heroes arrive on the scene. Working together they saved the day! Despite the varying personalities, intelligences, weaknesses, and strengths, of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America, they can come together as a team when needed. One superhero that has a very different personality is Iron Man or Tony Stark. He is very intelligent, and technology is his specialty. Iron Man, or Tony…

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