Tag: Superheros

Where in the Universe Did Supergirl Come From?

Origin stories are the staple of any superhero character. You could know nothing about the plot of the comic or the name of the creator, but its almost a guarantee that someone will know the origin story of a major superhero. Almost everyone knows that Superman was the last surviving person from Krypton who crashed landed on Earth to avoid… Read more →

What Does Nuclear Mean to You?

The dropping of the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forever changed the world as we knew it. Suddenly countries were battling in a cold war over a nuclear arms race, and widespread panic over nuclear weapons and radiation fallout spread like wildfire. What also was changed, was pop culture , and specifically for this article, comics. In America, nuclear… Read more →

Boobs and Butt Kicking

Women in comic books. Now in class we had a few talks about the way women were portrayed in The Watchmen. So that got me interested in the way other females were depicted in the world of comics. My finding were not very positive unfortunately.   In the superhero world women in comics seem to be powerful women. Reading closely… Read more →