comic book eras
The Golden Age was an era when Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman first appeared in the comic industry and made it big. At first, such superheroes were rejected, but soon they became so famous that today they have their own movies and television shows. All superheroes are unique in their own way. For example, Superman possesses powers that humans do not have, such as flying. Batman does not necessarily have powers, but he uses his skills and gadgets to fight villains. Wonder Woman on the other hand is different from Batman and Superman (besides the fact that she is a woman). Her strength can triumph over any guy, villain or obstacle.
In June 1938, Action Comics #1 came out, introducing a man wearing a red and blue costume. This superhero was so strong that he was able to lift a car over his head. He was named Superman. Superman was a fast runner that was able to pick up anything heavy, leap over tall buildings, and make bullets bounce off his chest. When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Superman’s creators) were young they thought that the idea of creating Superman would work out; however, they were rejected several times by comic industries. Although this happened, they did not give up and decided to try again after a couple of years. Superman quickly swept through the country and by 1939, he came out in a second comic titled The Superman. By the time that the United States entered World War II, Superman had many admirers and fans behind him. This was because of all the controversy that was going all around the world. Superman became so famous, that at that time there was even a radio program called The Adventures of Superman that was broadcasted throughout the nation. During the late forties and late fifties, Superman was by far the most popular character in the comics. But by the late fifties there were other super heroes that challenged him, and these were known to be Batman and Wonder Woman. Today Superman has his own movies, cartoon series, and is one of the ten most recognized superheroes on the planet.
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