Vibranium metal first appeared in Stan Lee’s Daredevil #13 (February 1966), more than 55 years ago. And yet, we still know relatively little about it.
Has a comic book character ever realized they were… eh, a comic book character? It is called “breaking the fourth wall” and it occurs in comic books to great effect. Here are a few notable instances where a comic book character realized they were not real.
The Bronze Age of Comics was an era of change. Many industry veterans retired and were replaced by a whole new generation of writers and artists. Over at Marvel Comics, legendary writer Jack Kirby jumped ship in 1970 and joined DC Comics. By 1971, the subject matter had grown darker throughout all genres.
The 1950’s were the heyday of McCarthyism and like many other forms of entertainment, comic books came to be viewed as a threat. The industry’s reaction to the threat would kick off an entirely new era – the Silver Age of Comics.
The Golden Age of Comics spans the years between 1938 and 1956, during which time comic books were first published and became overwhelmingly popular with readers. Many of today’s most popular superheroes were created during the Golden Age.
Prior to comic books as we know them, off-the-wall fiction appeared in a format called The Pulps. Around 1892, stories were printed in cheap paper magazines (hence the name, Pulps). They contained fantastical storylines and pictures and are universally considered to be the precursor to the comic books that appeared during the Golden Age of…
Steve Rogers as Captain America has evolved over time. In various incarnations, Steve has retired, quit, been put into suspended animation, and even died. But the Captain America moniker continues without him. Here are all the Captain America characters to date.
In the Teen Titans series, Robin expresses a profound hatred for Batman – or so it seems. Titans by nature, provides a dark interpretation of DC characters. Robin’s story is no different.
Since his introduction in 1938, Superman has faced a number of villains. Here is a list of the major and minor villains, as well as “evil” groups and the occasional ally acting as a villain, that have appeared in Superman comics over the years.
Check out this map that breaks down more than two-dozen popular comic book superheroes and documents their origin, hideout location, and which areas of NYC they are known to protect.