Known as a turnaround expert, Bendis is the guy who gets called in to rescue stale titles and help once popular superheroes regain their mojo and again rise to the top ranks of the comic industry.
The success and influnce of these series can be summed up in two words: Action Comics was created by DC, who was looking for another series to add to their repertoire after the success of Detective Comics.
In the old days, readers knew exactly who the good guys were and rooting for them was easy. Still, the X-Men did develop great characters.
Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo Telling the manga-curious to read Akira is like introducing toddlers to ice cream. A Life in Comics. There was no suffering.
That is, 15, people die and no starring or supported character in the book, is badly affected.
The Flash was not an immediate hit. He forever changed the comic book landscape and ushered in the superheroes we enjoy on the big screen today. For me, this is the real start of the Silver Age because the comic became a best seller.
Still, the X-Men did develop great characters.
The Flash showed that characters could be brought back and modernized. They stayed until issue Learning from this, soon, super-hero groups did not have to have the star power they once had.
As I mentioned in the preface, there are no firsts in comics. Despite all the great books and all of the street-corner proselytizing, the vast hoi polloi will still be more interested in buying a comic book because of its potential value as a collectible gee-gaw than an inherently pleasurable read.
It is interesting that the introduction of the Martian Manhunter, one years earlier, in Detective is not considered as the beginning. The first successful comic of the Marvel Age. That is the female Tarzan rip-off, a beautiful white woman who lived in the jungle, was smarter than the natives.
Millions snatched up the comic to read about the death of America's first superhero. Feb 14, · The Most Influential Comic Book Series!
In History! The Most Influential Comic Book Series! First special thanks go out to Nick Caputo, Carl Thiel, and Michael J. Vassallo for their ideas and help with this blog. This is a list of the most important and influential comic book (not strips) series.
The comic book format and industry has grown and shifted throughout its existence and has remained one of the most influential mediums in American culture for over 70 years.
The concept of the “superhero” and the modern comic book began in with the release of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman. The Most Influential Pages in Comic Book History: From Superman to Smile, Mickey to Maus: Tracing the evolution of comic books by looking at the pictures, panels, and text that brought them to life.
Most influential in terms of the comic book art form would be Will Eisner, for which the entire comic book industry selects the best comics and comic creators each year and award them the Eisner Awards.
Most influential in terms of artistic style and influence would be Jack "The King" Kirby who drew for. The most expensive comic book of all time is also one of the most influential.
First published inoriginal editions of Action Comics #1 have been sold for upwards of $2 million. What would justify that exorbitant of a price tag for a nearly year-old comic book? One. Miller then simultaneously rewrote the legend of Batman and showed the power of graphic novels with the four-part miniseries Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, which is routinely voted the most influential and best graphic novel / comic book of all time.Comic books most influential mediums in