These included the characters in the single-issue, low-distribution All-Negro Comics 1 ; Waku, Prince of the Bantu, who starred in his own feature in the omnibus title Jungle Talesfrom Marvel's s predecessor, Atlas Comics ; and the Dell Comics Western character Lobothe first black person to star in his own comic book. Previous non- caricatured black supporting characters in comics include U.
Early history[ edit ] The word ' superhero ' dates to at least The precise era of the Golden Age of Comic Books is disputed, though most agree that it was started with the launch of Superman in During the s there were many superheroes: This era saw the debut of first known female superhero, writer-artist Fletcher Hanks 's character Fantomahan ageless ancient Egyptian woman in the modern day who could transform into a skull-faced creature with superpowers to fight evil; she debuted in Fiction House 's Jungle Comic 2 Feb.
Scarletthe The superhero Raider of Justice" a superhero appearing in Wow The superhero One superpowered character was portrayed as an antiheroinea rarity for its time: Most of the other female costumed crime-fighters during this era lacked superpowers.
The series focused upon a robot boy built by a scientist to replace his deceased son. Being built from an incomplete robot originally intended for military purposes Astro Boy possessed amazing powers such as flight through thrusters in his feet and the incredible mechanical strength of his limbs.
The s saw the Silver Age of Comics.
During this era DC introduced the likes of Batwoman inSupergirlMiss Arrowetteand Bat-Girl ; all female derivatives of established male superheroes. In Japan, Shintoho produced the first film serial featuring the superhero character Super Giantsignaling a shift in Japanese popular culture towards tokusatsu masked superheroes over kaiju giant monsters.
It was the first of numerous televised superhero dramas that would make up the tokusatsu superhero genre. InAstro Boy was adapted into a highly influential anime television series.
Phantom Agents in focused on ninjas working for the Japanese government and would be the foundation for Sentai -type series.
Go Nagai also wrote the manga Cutey Honey in ; although the Magical Girl genre already existed, Nagai's manga introduced Transformation sequences that would become a staple of Magical Girl media. The dark Skull Man manga would later get a television adaptation and underwent drastic changes.
The character was redesigned to resemble a grasshopper, becoming the renowned first masked hero of the Kamen Rider series. Kamen Rider is a motorcycle riding hero in an insect-like costume, who shouts Henshin Transform to don his costume and gain superhuman powers. The ideas of second-wave feminismwhich spread through the s into the s, greatly influenced the way comic book companies would depict as well as market their female characters: Wonder Woman was for a time revamped as a mod-dressing martial artist directly inspired by the Emma Peel character from the British television series The Avengers no relation to the superhero team of the same name but later reverted to Marston's original concept after the editors of Ms.
Both major publishers began introducing new superheroines with a more distinct feminist theme as part of their origin stories or character development. Hal Jordan 's love interest Carol Ferris was introduced as the Vice-President of Ferris Aircraft and later took over the company from her father; Medusawho was first introduced in the Fantastic Four series, is a member of the Inhuman Royal Family and a prominent statesperson within her people's quasi-feudal society; and Carol Danversa decorated officer in the United States Air Force who would become a costumed superhero herself years later.
In Shotaro Ishinomori 's Himitsu Sentai Gorenger debuted on what is now TV Asahi, it brought the concepts of multi-colored teams and supporting vehicles that debuted in Gatchaman into live-action, and began the Super Sentai franchise later adapted into the American Power Rangers series in the s.
InToei adapted Spider-Man into a live-action Japanese television series.
In this continuity, Spider-Man had a vehicle called Marveller that could transform into a giant and powerful robot called Leopardon, this idea would be carried over to Toei's Battle Fever J and now multi-colored teams not only had support vehicles but giant robots to fight giant monsters with.
Female characters began assuming leadership roles in many ensemble superhero teams; the Uncanny X-Men series and its related spin-off titles in particular have included many female characters in pivotal roles since the s.
With more and more animemanga and tokusatsu being translated or adapted, Western audiences were beginning to experience the Japanese styles of superhero fiction more than they were able to before. Saban 's Mighty Morphin Power Rangersan adaptation of Zyurangercreated a multimedia franchise that used footage from Super Sentai.Superhero adventure takes a familiar genre in a fresh direction.
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