Comic books give birth to a beautiful multi-verse of characters, whether it be the Amazing Spiderman, or Invincible Iron Man, the characters are smart and savvy, opening their world up to marvelous adventures and stories. Comic books are an excellent way of escaping our sometimes boring world, but unlike books, they offer a point of mutual ground between enthusiasts. Novels rely heavily on our imagination, but comic books allow readers to collectively discover new characters, and the genre’s issue size means that it will continue to grow.
There are different types of comic books, the super heroic, super natural and realistic. All these have become exceedingly popular; movies such as Cowboys & Aliens, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Green Hornet immediately come to mind. This popularity no doubt stems from the booming growth of the movie industry, alongside the discovery and love for characters like Tony Stark with his charisma, Batman with his brutish authority and Thor with his brick-like triceps.
Clearly the forefront of this comic book onslaught are Marvel’s Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), DC’s Batman or ‘Dark Knight’ (Christian Bale) and X-Men’s Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). However it seems to be the recently assembled ‘Avengers’ who will continue the phenomena forward. This idea, combining the worlds of separate super heroes was done in the comic books, but only careful planning, intricate plotting and superb filming could really bring this to life.
Super natural films (rather the super hero films) such as Cowboys & Aliens and Resident Evil have also had a history in comic books, and both were very successful. It seems that this new era deems comic book stories un-nerdy! In fact, they seem to be treated as cool, and the heroes themselves as sexy! Take note folks, emulate your heroes and you could be seen as irresistible. Just don’t try to stop a train or anything.