Today is National Comic Book Day
Each year, we celebrate National Comic Book Day on September 25th. Today we honor the genre that brought to life some of our favorite stories and characters.
The earliest comic released in 1842: The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck. Fast forward to 1933, Famous Funnies, a collection of reprinted newspaper comics became the first true comic book
During scary times, Historian Michael A. Amundson says that comic book characters helped young readers grapple with their fears of a nuclear war.
The Golden Age of Comic Books began in the 1930’s with the introduction of the new genre.
Marvel Comic Universe → Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Silver Age ran from the late 50’s into the early 70s and is defined by the successful revitalization of super hero characters. During this age, Marvel Comics revolutionized the medium with more relatable super heroes like the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man.
Darker plot elements and storylines mark the Bronze Age of Comics, which runs roughly from the early 70’s to the mid 80’s. Comics took on relevant and tough issues like racism during this time.
The Modern Age of Comics began in the mid 80’s and continues through today. One thing that makes this age stand head and shoulders above the rest is the exponential growth of the fandom. Since Marvel Studios began creating fantastic feature films, the fandom has exploded.
How are you going to celebrate National Comic Book Day? Read a comic, have a mini Comic-Con, draw your own comic, or check out the new comics coming on the Marvel Comics app!