Hello to all readers of the Superhero Subculture blog. I'm sorry that activity in late November and through December has been virtually non-existent, but I have been rather busy outside of blog work and have not been able to find the time to update the page. However, I would like to reassure you the blog… Continue reading New Year, a new plan
Name:Matthew Murdock Alias:Daredevil Profession: Defense Lawyer Powers: Heightened Senses Equipment/Weapons: Baton, which serves many functions. First Appearance: Daredevil #1 Continuing with the theme highlighted in the last column, radioactivity, this column will look at one of the oddest forms in which radiation… Continue reading Heroic Origins: Daredevil
This time around in the assessment of cultural and historical impacts on comics, we look at the impact of scientific experimentation, and the fears of this, on the early stories of everyone’s friendly neighbourhood hero, Spiderman. The origins of this classic Marvel hero are well known, the geeky Peter Parker obtains his powers after being… Continue reading Spiderman and Scientific Experimentation
Name: Jonathan Crane Alias: Scarecrow Profession: Doctor of Psychology/Criminal Powers: None Equipment: Hallucinogenic fear gas, gas mask Weapons: Scythe First Appearance: Worlds Finest Comics #3 From the results of the poll it has been decided that the first Villain Spotlight will focus on the Batman villain… Continue reading Villain Spotlight: Scarecrow
Before the first Villain Spotlight column is posted next week, which of these three DC villains would you like to see discussed in it?
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 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