The Entire Marvelous Super Ultra Cosmic Magical Comic Book Universe
The forge of creativity & company that was Marvel Comics was a synchronic chord sounded by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and all the authors and artists and inkers and colorists who worked there. It all started through the early 1960’s when the Great Four and Spider-man and the X-men (The Uncanny X-Guys) were formed from the imagination of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
X-guys was a box office smash last summer time. I’m positive you also remember the hugely productive Hulk Tv show.
The earliest X-guys consisted of Jean (Marvel Girl) Grey (who later became the very well known Phoenix), Professor X (Xavier), Cyclops (Scott Summers), the intelligent Beast (Hank McCoy), and Iceman (Bobbie). Mutants born with special “super-mutant” skills.
Later came the New Mutants with younger characters possessing mutant powers that at times seemed to possess them (the only form of comic book story I do not like).
These characters from X-men such as (Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Storm, Banshee, Kitty) evolved with the advent of the creativity of John Byrne (starting in concern #108 of X-guys) and Chris Claremont (Giant Sized X-males #1 and Uncanny X-men #94 now valued at $500. up in “mint” situation. The most preferred character was the primary star in the X-guys film–Wolverine. There is positive to be a sequel for this box office smash.
X-guys Comics taught children that prejudice is evil. People who reside in fear and thus greed try to destroy that which they don’t realize.
Intriguing that both the most recent Star Wars film and X-guys film took a difficult appear at politicians (Congress). If power corrupts definitely is it probable our system is completely corrupt? The Senator in the X-guys film learned his lesson a small late.
Spider-man–the new Marvel film in the works–is about a kid who with usual teenage angst (bullies beating him up, not getting any babes, acne and so forth is mild stuff compared to today’s school experiences–such as not receiving shot & killed although going to or attending school or being seduced by a deadly drug or infected by a killer illness) is merely bitten by a radioactive spider (radical stuff for the early 1960’s).
This gives Peter Parker super powers–insect powers–if amplified a man could lift a truck and carry it 20 miles as ants do. (Never get me began speaking about Henry Pym the Antman who became Giant Man in the Marvel’s Avengers ((Capt. America, Thor the Thunder God and so forth.))). Add to that Peter Parker was also a brilliant student who was in a position to invent a internet shooter and other good inventions. And Spider-man was born as a bi-solution of the bi-solution identified as radioactive material (which Science nonetheless doesn’t know how to get rid of). (Try telling that to the Bush administration). Anything is energy! Bear in mind Tesla coils.
But Marvel was not the only location parading superpowered characters.
D.C. Comics (Time Warner), as well, utilized mythology and stories of Biblical proportions to entrain, energize and excite generations of teenagers, little ones and adults from the 1940’s to present.
Some characters such as Superman, Atom, Flash, Batman, Green Lantern, JLA and other individuals & even D.C.’s version of Capt. Marvel might have been inspired by spiritual literature which told of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and even Biblical personages who could stand in fire and so on.
Scripts & Wit
Super Heroes: originating through human imagination and from literature, mythology, religion.
Although in all probability comic creators just produced up their wondrous stories.
Once when I interviewed Gerry Conway for the Comics Journal he admitted to me that he had researched some of the comics he wrote. Conway’s pal companion Roy Thomas no doubt researched Conan and Thor and other material though writer & editor at Marvel. They worked together on the good animated Fire and Ice film. (Ralph Bakshi/Frank Frazetta).
And initially Thomas got the Conan property over to Marvel from Edgar Rice Burroughs in Tarzana, CA. ( cartoonporn –Tarzan…get it? Yep, it too is a comic.)
Older folk know and appreciate the countless Films and Tv shows and serials featuring these and other preferred colorful characters: Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Commander Cody (which may well have inspired the Rocketeer comic and film).
COMIC BOOKS — Born by the sheer exhurberance of the Universe itself through the car of the Human Getting!
The Comic Industry is a metaphor for life. A cosmic drama unfolding. But not to put old wine into new bottles: A lot of times in the past Marvel and D.C. have teamed to do specials that rewards the play of creativity. I first met Stan Lee though I was the manager of a Comic Book Store in Studio City, California in the 1970’s.
Or, far more accurately, I met him via his works at Marvel Comics — his extraordinary scripts & wit in 1961.
Quite clever interaction with the fans by means of clubs and letter columns in the good old days created one feel as although one particular was a element of something. With Merry Marvel “we belonged.”
Stan Lee’s stories contained real life character’s, total with dilemmas and the germ of terrific new ideas and principles for living a excellent life.
As when Spider-man didn’t quit a Burglar — the identical Burglar who later killed his kind Uncle–Peter Parker (Spider-man) got the message — serve mankind. With excellent power comes duty.
And duty is the ability to respond.
Thrilling fictional stories full of adventure and excitement with morals. Illustrated profusely.
Marvel Super characters had been at initially looked on by society as negative guys. Even just after saving human butt thousands of instances.
J. Jonah Jameson (low cost Editor of the Day-to-day Bugle newspaper) has hated Spider-man for over 30 years. Jameson essentially attempted to destroy Spider-man by becoming a super villain.