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What is a comic?

 

 

Most people think comics are just only superheroes stories, but it is more than that, it is a visual medium of expression that combines text with images sequenced. They use textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and sound effects. Common forms of comics include comic strips, editorial and gag cartoons, and comic books. Since the late 20th century, bound volumes such as graphic novels, comics albums, and online webcomics have proliferated.

Now look in detail what it is a Comic book in this graphic that explains it in a funny way.

 

 

It is more clear, isn´t it?. Now we have this documentary about the history of Superheroes from the first appearance of Superman in the 1930s to today's morally-conflicted, violent anti-heroes.

Director:

Steve Kroopnick (as Stephen Kroopnick)

Writer:

James Grant Goldin

Industry insiders like Stan Lee and Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) reflect on the way their colorful creations reflect society at large. They have spread from the pulpy pages of nickel comics to Saturday morning cartoons, the big screen and beyond. They have evolved from simple, All-American heroes to tortured, complicated characters reflecting the dreams, desires and fears of modern society. From Superman to The Sandman, Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked is a fascinating, feature-length look at the evolution of an art form that has proved remarkably adaptable and enduring. Filled with classic images from DC and Marvel Comics as well as extensive interviews with modern masters of the graphic novel like Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), this documentary, originally aired on the History Channel, goes far beyond the superficial escapist fantasies to probe the forces that shaped the characters who have become legend. In the adventures of The Incredible Hulk, Spider Man, The X-Men and many more are echoes of American society in the last century, and the art form continues to evolve and innovate today.

- Written by Yocke

Comic Book Superheroes: Unmasked

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