Marvel: in comic culture

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PowerPoint PresentationTHE SUPER HEROES OFINPOPULAR COMICS CULTUREWords and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.- Dr SeussINTRODUCTION TO BRIEF ABOUTSTARTED AS TIMELY PUBLICATIONS IN 1939 (IN 1950S AS ATLAS COMICS) IS NOW MARVEL WORLDWIDE INC.MARVELS IS A LEADING AMERICAN PUBLISHER OF COMIC BOOKS AND RELATED MEDIA. THEY ARE CURRENTLY ACQUIRED BY THE WALT DISNEY COMPANYTHE BRAND IS SYNONYMOUS WITH ITS REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TOWARDS COMICS AND ACCLAIMED FOR ITS HEROIC THEMESIDEATION AND THEMESThe ideas and themes of the Marvel comics are deeply influenced by the cultural and socio-political state of America including Post World war situations, Cold War effects and dawn of Post Modernist approach. The style is though Pop in nature!IDEATION AND THEMESMOST OF MARVEL'S FICTIONAL CHARACTERS OPERATE IN A SINGLE REALITY KNOWN AS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WITH LOCATIONS THAT MIRROR REAL-LIFE AMERICAN CITIES. MARVEL SUPERHEROES SUCH AS SPIDER-MAN, THE X-MEN, THE FANTASTIC FOUR AND THE AVENGERS ARE FROM THIS UNIVERSE.THE SUPERHERO CHARECTERSMARVELs SUPERHEROES SEEM TO BE MORE THAN JUST MORALISTIC FIGURES.SOME OF THEM CO-EXIST WITH A HUMAN IMAGE WHICH MAKES THEM A PART OF THE GENERAL PUBLICTHE ROLES ARE INSPIRED FROM POPULAR SUBJECTS LIKE WAR-FRONT MARSHALS, MUTATIONS, MACHINE AGE, ASSASSINS, RETURN OF MYTHICAL HEROISM ETC. THE SUPERHEROES REFLECT THE SOCIO-POLITICAL LIFESTYLE AND PROBLEMS.THE UNLIKELYHEROESWHILE MARVELS COUNTERPARTS WERE FOCUSING ON LARGELY ACCETED NOTIONS OF SUPER-HEROES MARVEL INTRODUCED CHARECTERS LIKE HULK, SHE-HULK, WOLVERINE, BEAST, PROFESSOR X, THE THING ETCTHEY INTERGUED THE CONCEPT OF NOT SO PERFECT SUPER HEROESTHE CONCEPT OF VILLAINYMARVEL'S VILLAINS ARE, OFTEN AS CLASSIC AND ICONIC AS THE HEROES THEY OPPOSE, AND MANY HAVE FAN FOLLOWINGS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT. POPULAR VILLAINS INCLUDE DR DOOM, LOKI (HULK), MAGNETO (X-MEN), ULTRON (AVENGERS) ETC.VILLAIN TEAM:BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTSTHE GOOD BADIMAGEMANY MARVEL HEROES HAVE A MIXED IMAGE. IT IS NOT SURPRISING TO SEE HEROES TURNING EVIL AND EVIL TURNING RESONABLETHE MENTALITY BEHIND THE CREATIONSTHE SUPER HEROES SERVE AS GREAT INSPIRATIONS FOR HUMANITARIAN APPROACH. BUT IT IS NOT THE ONLY PURPOSE THE HEROES PROJECTTHE FEAR OF WORLDS END IS REFLECTED IN SEVERAL MARVEL SUPERHEROES SERIESFIGHT FOR DOMINANCE AND BREAKDOWN OF CONSTITUTIONAL MACHINERYACCEPTING THE IMPERFECT SUPER HEROJUSTIFIED VILLAINY!!EXAGGERATION IMPACT ON POPULAR CULTUREFREEDOM OF EXPRESSIONVENTING NEW CONCEPTS OF STORYTELLING AND VISUAL REPRESENTATIONCREATING A WORLD OF VIRTUAL REALITY WITH UNREALISTIC POSSIBILITIES ENHANCING THE CAPACITY OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE. THANKS TO CONTRIBUTION OF MARVELS STORY-MAN STAN LEEINCOURAGING VIOLENCEINCREASING PLAY OF WOMEN AS SUPER HEROESPOPULARITYCOMPETITIONPOPULARITY AND ACCEPTANCETHE POPULARITY OF THE HEROES SPAWNS FROM COMIC BOOKS TO ANIMATED TV SERIES TO BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES TO LIVE SHOWS AND THEME PARKSMARVEL HAS AN EFFECTIVE FAN BASE WHICH ARE ALSO KNOWN AS MARVELSs TRUE BELIEVERSMARVELS EXTENSIVE PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS FURTHUR HELP ITS POPULARITYPOPULARITY AND ACCEPTANCEIN THE SCENERIO OFCOMPETITION WITH ALMOST SIMILAR THEMES AND SUPERHERO COUNTERPARTS THERE IS ALWAYS TOUGH COMPETITON BETWEEN MARVELS AND DC COMICS IN COMICS MARKETMARVEL PULLED AHEAD OF DC COMICS IN 1970S WITH ITS CONTEMPORARY THEMES ONLY TO LOOSE GROUND TO RIVAL DC IN LATE 80sBUT MARVEL HOLDS A MAJOR GROUND WITH ITS DIVERSIFIED VENTURE INTO MERCHANDISE AND MEDIA WITH A HIGHER TURNOVER IN ALLCONCLUDINGBESIDES TOUGH COMPETITION MARVELS STRATEGIC PLAN AND UNIQUE SELLING CAPACITIES KEEP ITS TRADITION ALIVE. ITS SUPERHEROES SERIES AND VIRTUALISTIC EXPERIENCES BOUNDS ITS FANS INTREST AND EXPECTATIONTHANK YOUBY HARSHITA HAJELA