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The Bronze Age of Comics and the Genre of Relevancy
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Asian, relevant, agent, black, civil, Jewish, graphic, God, writers, hippy, drugs, censorship, students, patriotism, pollution, symbolize, adult, early, heroin
late 60s, early 70s
a time of social change
a youth movement, spawned the            generation
demonstrations against war in Vietnam
issues of            rights
issues of womens' liberation
led to strive between a younger generation and a generation of authority
comic sales on the down swing
comic book companies asked themselves how they could stay                  to this generation
Captain America
torn in the            70s
wasn't sure what he should be or                    anymore
he was created in an era of WWII and super                     
during a very popular war against a very evil threat, the Nazis, in particular
now he is in a Vietnam era, and sent onto a college campus
who is he to side with, the National Guard or the                 
minorities were beginning to be represented
Luke Cage
Hero for Hire
the first African American superhero
Master of Kung Fu
an            superhero
Green Lantern / Green Arrow
Green Lantern was portrayed as the conservative superhero
Green Arrow was the liberal superhero
attempted to enlighten Green Lantern as to the ills that were plaguing America
racism
                  
overpopulation
political corruption
an elderly black man tells Green Lantern, that he has heard he has saved the purple skins on some planet, and the orange skins on some other planet, and wants to know what he is going to do for the            skin people of America
Green Lantern answers that he can't answer that, not yet, he needs to go on his own personal journey, accompanied by Green Arrow
they enter the world of           
not as users but became aware of the problem of drugs
Green Arrows own son Speedy was discovered to have become a              addict
this was a transgression against the comic code authority
Stan Lee at Marvel also had Spider-Man showing the down-side of using drugs
that was the beginning of the end of the                     
Justice League America
Man, they name is brother
other issue dealt with pollution
Wonder Woman
gave up her pretty little red, white and blue outfit
adapted a secret            look
Vietnam War was over
the Age of Relevancy gave way to a new era in 1978 with the first appearance of the                novel
A Contract with       
the first being from Will Eisner
no super heroes
about a pious              man
when child dies, he feels God has failed him
The Watchman
the ultimate deconstruction of the super hero
Frank Miller, the Black Knight Returns
makes the character accessible to worldwide            audiences
dealt with levels of violence we had not seen before
characterization
comics became more and more popular
people who would normally write a novel would write a graphic novel
industry was getting good               

Ideas and Concepts:

From the political comic book department, via tonight's Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture class:

"In 1970, in response to the social movement of the 1960s and in an attempt for comic books to stay relevant, the superhero Green Arrow was paired with a more law and order-oriented hero, Green Lantern, in a ground-breaking, socially conscious comic book series.

While Green Arrow was the liberal superhero, Green Lantern was portrayed as the conservative superhero. Green Arrow attempted to enlighten Green Lantern as to the ills that were plaguing America, e.g. racism, pollution, overpopulation, and political corruption.

In one episode, an elderly black man tells Green Lantern that he had heard that Green Lantern had saved the purple skins on some planet, and the orange skins on some other planet, and wants to know what he is going to do for the black skin people of America.

Green Lantern answers that he can't answer that just yet. He needs to first go on his own personal journey, accompanied by Green Arrow."
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