New Year, a new plan

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


Heroic Origins: Daredevil

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

Spiderman and Scientific Experimentation

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

Villain Spotlight: Scarecrow

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

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