National Comic Book Day:
Every year, on September 25, comic book lovers, collectors, lovers, and fans celebrate National Comic Book Day.
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Why National Comic Book Day?
On September 25, National Comic Book Day celebrates the artists, art and stories from comic books. Collectors, fans, readers and even artists join in celebrating this day by attending national celebrations.
In the beginning, they were first popularized within America. Initially popularized in the United States, comic books are also referred to as comic magazines. Comic books generally produce drawings of opposing and sequential panels depicting different scenes. Each scene is often accompanied by descriptive prose and narratives in written form. When they are arranged, the panels make up an entire story or segment of the serial.
How Can We Celebrate National Comic Book Day?
No matter if a child is in awe of the pages of comic books or hasn’t experienced the joys of the pages of comic books, National Comic Book Day urges everyone to take a step forward and explore this fantastic medium of storytelling.
Read Some Comic Books
This is a fantastic chance to pick up comics and enjoy this storytelling and illustration. It’s the perfect day to pick up a comic you’ve never before read! Even if you’re not a huge comic book fan, you can discover a new appreciation of comics’ art when you take the time to go through a book.
This isn’t the day to peruse the humorous pages of the paper, but rather to go to the local comic book store and be reminded of the incredible stories hidden within the pages of comics. If you’re looking for a classic comic book character, such as Spiderman or one from a Japanese manga series such as One-Punch Man, this is a perfect day to look around. If you do not have an in-store comic book shop check out what library collections are available!
Enjoy a Movie Based on Comic Book Characters
As we’ve mentioned before, many comics are being transformed into various movies, television shows, and video games that can be played or played during this day. It is, therefore, possible to take advantage of various kinds of entertainment while one will be celebrating National Comic Book Day.
Check out these comic book films and shows:
The Dark Knight (2008). This darkly spooky version of Gotham City in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy includes the legendary portrayal by Heath Ledger as The Joker.
Daredevil (2015-2018). Blind Matt Murdock acts as a vigilante in this adaptation of Daredevil, the 1964 original Stan Lee character who is a lawyer during the day and takes care of New York City crime at night.
Riverdale (2017-2021). Recreating a noir version of the comic book The Archies, this teen drama was initially intended to be a big-screen production but was made for television and aired on the CW.
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Interesting Facts About National Comic Book Day:
3 FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMIC BOOKS as a part of exploring this day,
The Incredible Hulk was initially meant to be grey
Problems with printing inks led to the typical green monster that we recognize as him today.
There was an actual comic book superhero called the Green Lama
The man was Buddhist with reincarnation powers.
Stan Lee got his start by writing Obituaries
They were designed for famous people from New York.
History Of National Comic Book Day:
Comic books have been published throughout America from the English publication of a Swiss comic, The Adventures of Mr Obadiah Old buck, in 1842. It was thus the first American proto-comics book. Proto-comics first appeared in the mid-20th century, and the first comic that was standard-sized was Funnies on Parade.
The debut of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s Superman in 1938 transformed comics into a vast business, bringing about an era known as the Golden Age of Comics. The character archetype of the superhero was born. The historian Michael A. Amundson notes that comic book characters’ appeal has helped ease children’s fear of nuclear war and anxieties about the issues raised by nuclear power.
The story of the American comic book is typically divided into four periods. The Golden Age of Comic Books was born in the 1930s and is considered the beginning of the comic book genre. The Silver Age is considered the beginning of the revival of the previously dormant superhero genre, beginning when the Flash was introduced around 1956. The Silver Age continued into the 1970s when Marvel Comics revolutionized the medium with their real superheroes, such as The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man. The Bronze Age is less defined; however, it spans from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. The Bronze Age is characterized by the return to darker plot elements and storylines that are more pertinent to issues of social concern, such as racism.
The Modern Age of Comics runs from the mid-1980s to today. In the initial 15 years of this era, many comic book characters were updated as creators gained recognition in the field, independent comics grew, and more prominent publishing companies became more commercial. The period is often known as “the Dark Age of Comic Books due to the acclaim and influence of comics with serious content like Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen.