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The Best British Comic Superheroes – Part 1

When you think of comic book superheroes the names of Batman, Superman and Spiderman immediately spring to mind. This is hardly surprising as it was America that brought the genre of the comic book superheroes to the world’s attention. But the invention of characters that have special powers are not solely the domain of DC Comics or Marvel. In fact, in the 1960s in Britain there were a plethora of costumed characters that appeared in comics and books, such as the robot Archie, or the Steel Claw. We thought it was time to celebrate these British icons and find...

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The Early Development of Comics

Comic books and comic book characters seem to have been with us forever, but when where the first comics created, and who was responsible? Before comics there was the popular medium of cartoons, and it dates far back right to the 1800s. These cartoons appeared in periodicals and were mostly politically inspired to lampoon famous figures of the day. Probably one of the famous of the early cartoonists was Thomas Nest, and it was his cartoons that were largely to blame for the demise of Boss Tweed’s political empire in 1870s America. Cartoons gradually evolved into longer format and...

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The Famous Walt Disney Characters

Walton Disney is famous for the characters that his animation studio has created. This has led to many cartoons being played on both television and in films. His success has seen his company win 22 Oscars from 59 nominations and he has also received two Golden Globes and an Emmy award. Many comic book characters start in comics before being used on screen but with Walt Disney Productions it is the other way around. The characters have been first used in cartoons and then the Walt Disney Comic appeared later. They first were released in 1930 and published all...

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Who Creates the Comic Characters?

Comic Characters over the years have developed so much that some have even turned into human roles as their parts have been played both in television and in films. However, they have nearly all started in comic books as they were all first created as a result of someone’s creative imagination. Many of the comic characters have arisen as result of the partnership between writer and cartoon artist. There is no bigger comic book hero than Batman and he was created as a result of the writer Bill Finger working closely with artist Bob Kane. For years, it was...

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The Biggest Criminals in Comic Books

Comic books have produced criminals who have become almost as well known as the superheroes who have battled to counter the dastardly acts these characters have been producing. Some of these villains are never quite vanquished, often reappearing in later story lines with new ways and methods of terrorizing ordinary citizens. A character that has been featured for years sending shivers of fear through Batman fans has been the Joker. Created in 1940 by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson for DC Comics, the permanently grinning criminal was in the first issue of Batman the comic. The character...

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