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 …

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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  • 1. The Poetics of theSuperhero: How our comic book heroes reflect society’s changes
  • 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. Not…
  • 4. Birth of the Superhero
  • 5. Power
  • 6. Justice
  • 7. Marvel in the 60’s
  • 8. 1960’s and 70’s
  • 9. PowerAt the price of Pain
  • 10. Influence and Impact The Dark Knight
  • 11. ChangingAudience
  • 12. Today’s Comics Kick- Ass
  • 13. Hyperviolence
  • 14. Old Man LoganWhich brings us back
  • 15. Symbols of Society