Heroic Origins: Wonder Woman

Basic Bio Name:Wonder Woman                             Alias: Diana Prince Powers: Superhuman strength, Accelerated healing Equipment: Sword and Shield, Lasso of Truth, Indestructible Bracelets First Appearance: All Star Comics #8 (December 1941) To begin the new sequence of posts, it has seemed better to begin from a… Continue reading Heroic Origins: Wonder Woman

General update

Hello readers, this post is mainly an update on the progress of the blog, as well as an outline of what will be coming soon to the page. Firstly, an apology for not managing to update the blog on a weekly basis, as was the intended aim. Unfortunately outside issues have prevented me from updating… Continue reading General update

The Golden Age of Comics: The Rise of the Superhero

The modern superhero comic has largely been shaped by its own history, and both the rises and falls that followed the comics industry through the 20th Century. The rise of the superhero genre in the late 1930s, and its popularity through to the mid-1950s played the largest role in shaping what would evolve into the… Continue reading The Golden Age of Comics: The Rise of the Superhero

X-Men: Mutants and Minorities

Professor X and Magneto: Their Real Life Inspirations I’ve decided to begin this blog by discussing one of the earliest realisations I had regarding comic books and their historical inspirations, that of the X-Men and the commentary it provided on the Civil Rights movements throughout America in the 1950’s and 60’s, as well as the… Continue reading X-Men: Mutants and Minorities