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1930s: The Origin of the American Comic Book
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the comic book first arose in America in the mid-          
the demand for a new form of                           
in small towns, we were becoming aware that we were apart of something              than just a small town
all of America was facing                  depression
country was facing the threat of        in Europe
people were looking for                of entertainment
comic books were inexpensive and                     
you paid 10 cents instead of going to the             
allowed people to transport themselves beyond their day-to-day experience
other forms of entertainment at the time
theater
big          sound was starting
movies
fascination with the                  film
there were many well-known gangsters in society
they were celebrities
             Brothers understood this
created by the                        brothers who emigrated as small children with their parents to Canada from Krasnosielc which was located in the part of Congress Poland that had been subjugated to the Russian Empire following the eighteenth-century Partitions of Poland near present-day Ostrołęka
1903: opened their first theater in New Castle,                         
Warner brothers took the plots from the                      of the time
John                    (1903–1934)
operated the Dillinger Gang which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four              stations
escaped from jail twice
grew up in Indianapolis
his              grandfather, Matthias Dillinger, emigrated to the United States in 1851 from Metz
Al              (1899-1947)
American gangster who attained fame during the                        era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit
born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to                immigrants
typical American family in the evenings at home
gathered around the           
basked in its audio glow just as if it were a                   
       gave fireside chats on radio
became extensions of a form of entertainment
entertainment that gave us information
forerunners of the American comic book
two influences
1.          magazines
the were called pulp fiction because of the paper they were printed on
were appealing to            people
unfinished pieces of paper
had rough edges
it was an                      experienced
characters coming out of the pulp magazines
The             
became a comic book
then a radio show
then became a movie serial
in essence, the first multimedia star
Flash Gordon
Tarzan
Superman
largely centered around             
the producers wanted capitalize on the                in America and the world at the time, i.e. a superhero is needed
we were seeking a hero who could solve all our                 , and these comic strip characters seemed to offer this possibility
2. newspaper            strips
comic strips also began appearing in newspapers
             and Perisphere
radios from the 1930s had these shapes on them
came from two                        structures, together known as the Theme Center at the center of the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940
these two symbols were used in the                        of the fair
motto was "Dawn of a New       " and "The World of Tomorrow"
they wanted to lead America out of the depression and toward a new                 
DC Comics
founded 1934
the initials DC came from the company's popular series Detective Comics,
produced Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Shazam, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman and            Arrow
currently a subsidiary of Warner Bros., a division of Time Warner.
also used the trylon and perisphere on their magazine
the 1940 magazine which showed Batman, Robin and Superman together was a statement that there is a DC                  in which all of our DC characters coexist
Superman was referred to both as "The Man of           " but also as "The Man of Tomorrow"
Superman launched in Action Comics #1 on April 18,         
1930s: The Origin of the American Comic Book
1938: The Birth of Superman
The People Behind the Golden Age of Comic Books
Patriotic Superheroes
Comic Books after World War II
Comic Books in the McCarthy Era
1954: Fredric Wertham's Impact on the Comic Book Industry
1960s: The Silver Age of Comics
The Bronze Age of Comics and the Genre of Relevancy