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The Comic Book Hero

The Comic Book Hero

Timely Comics

Timely Comics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We all have our heroes. And, for those of you who know me personally or have read this blog, you know that I am a fan of comic books. It’s nice to know that others share that same passion for comics. Two of my online HR contacts reached out in recent months to ask who were my favorite characters. One conversation led to the post that will be featured on this site tomorrow, but more on that later.

Before I share the post and name the author, let’s talk comics. What are comic books, the medium behind the comic book hero?

 

The Comic Book Hero

Comic books have had many names over the years. These names include: comic books, comics, funny books, super-hero books, trash, comic magazines, graphic novels, and many more. While the concept of pictures and words combined to tell a standalone and/or series of stories within one printed piece/book existed before 1938, the concept of the super hero began with the publication of Action Comics #1. This book featured the first appearance of Superman.Super Hero Mashup
While Superman ushered in the Golden Age of Comics, Timely Comics, a rival publisher, ushered in the Marvel Universe (changing the name to Marvel Comics) helped usher in the Silver Age with the publication of Fantastic Four #1 in 1961. Characters such as The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The Avengers, The X-Men, and Spider-Man soon followed.

 

While there is more to the story of comics book heroes, the above provides an adequate introduction. And, from there, the rest is history.

 

 


 

Chris Fields

Chris Fields, Costofwork, Resume Crusade

Tomorrow’s post will feature a comic book inspired post by guest contributor, Chris Fields. Chris is a fellow contributor to Performance I Create. The following information is taken from the PIC website:


Chris Fields, MLHR, HR Consultant – Expert Resume Writer – HR Content Writer and Curator of ResumeCrusade.com and CostofWork.com. Background in Training and Development and Employee Relations. I’m on the Twitters at @new_resource and LinkedIn.