The Poetics of theSuperhero:    How our comic book heroes reflect    society’s changes
What Draws Us?Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the roleof Greek mythology. There isnt really a...
Not…
Birth of the Superhero
Power
Justice
Marvel in the 60’s
1960’s and 70’s
PowerAt the price of                  Pain
Influence and Impact             The Dark               Knight
ChangingAudience
Today’s Comics                 Kick-                  Ass
Hyperviolence
Old Man LoganWhich brings us back
Symbols of   Society
The Poetics of Superheroes
The Poetics of Superheroes
The Poetics of Superheroes
The Poetics of Superheroes
The Poetics of Superheroes
The Poetics of Superheroes
The Poetics of Superheroes
The Poetics of Superheroes
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A description of how superheroes in comics fulfill certain roles throughout society. Please note that very basic tools were used that did not directly lend themselves to editing at all and the slides did not upload correctly so bear with my stammering.

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The Poetics of Superheroes

  1. 1. The Poetics of theSuperhero: How our comic book heroes reflect society’s changes
  2. 2. What Draws Us?Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the roleof Greek mythology. There isnt really anything else that does thejob in modern terms. Christopher Nolan
  3. 3. Not…
  4. 4. Birth of the Superhero
  5. 5. Power
  6. 6. Justice
  7. 7. Marvel in the 60’s
  8. 8. 1960’s and 70’s
  9. 9. PowerAt the price of Pain
  10. 10. Influence and Impact The Dark Knight
  11. 11. ChangingAudience
  12. 12. Today’s Comics Kick- Ass
  13. 13. Hyperviolence
  14. 14. Old Man LoganWhich brings us back
  15. 15. Symbols of Society

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