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Superheroes as Positive Psychological Role Models
One of the universal appeals of animation and manga is their ability to blend reality and fantasy. hile each story takes place in a fantastical realm populated by mythical creatures and superheroes with superpowers, there is always a metaphor for the human dimension. Superheroes might have superpowers, but they also have weaknesses that can be exploited by the enemy. Superpowers are, moreover, often depicted as hyperbolic human traits rather than as actual supernatural gifts. Both Superman and Goku exemplify positive psychological traits that can be developed by the ordinary person. They are family men, both, Goku with his progeny, and Clark Kent with his traditional family values. Yet Goku and Superman answer to a higher calling than mere house holding. They understand that their superpowers entrust them with responsibilities that are not available to the common person, and rather than ignore or shun those responsibilities….

While war, conquest, honor, and winning war was once valued by society, today, war is looked down upon by society. We don't praise those who can kill the most, we praise those whose innovation -- or superpower -- allows them to do the most good. Thus, one can argue that society's change in ideals has accounted for the development of the superhero. Innovation, or having an ability that no one else has and the capacity to do good with it, is now seen as more valuable than having sheer brute force.
In addition, the advent of secret societies instead of bragging rights can also be chalked up to a difference between classical and modern ideals. In classical times, heroes were in it for the glory, the honor, and the ability to brag about their status as a hero. Today, heroes are parts of secret societies were their identity is protected.….

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Superhero Shows and Its Effects on the ehavior and Thinking of Audience

Since childhood, people had been exposed to different forms of media, which can be in the form of broadcast (radio and TV), print, and film media. Of all the forms of mass-communicated media, television and print are the most popular forms to children, since they contain audiovisual (for TVs) and visual (print) entertainment. The most prevalent form of entertainment in broadcast and print media re cartoons and comic book heroes, which are not visually-stimulating for the audiences, but also full of stories that provide children room for make-believe and fantasy thinking in their imagination. Why do comic book heroes proliferate, and what exactly do these superheroes bring to their audience that makes them more appealing than any other forms of media entertainment? These questions will be answered in this paper, which will conduct a critical analysis of the roles….

Superhero Ksaos
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superhero is no easy feat or task. In order to be a successful superhero, one must possess a universal set of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Based upon Christopher Nolan's interpretation of Batman, it can be argued that Bruce Wayne/Batman possesses the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a superhero.
In order to be successful as a superhero one must know the difference between right and wrong. This ability to discriminate between right and wrong allows a superhero to establish his or her mission. Initially, Bruce Wayne was unable to distinguish between right and wrong and was, in fact, contributed to the evil that he came to revile. In Batman Begins (2005), Wayne is shown to gain first-hand knowledge of the criminal underworld through observation and participation. Through this knowledge, Wayne is able to develop a mission that was supported by his knowledge and experiences. Additionally, knowledge about the limitations….

superheroes in comic books and movies. The writer apparently is fixated on Marvel Comics' Wolverine character because he blasts all other comic books and raves about Marvel and the Wolverine character plus another Marvel feature, X-Men. His conclusion is that spending money on any action movie -- or "summer blockbuster" -- other than the Wolverine or X-Men is wasteful. His basic theme throughout his presentation is that all action figures in comics and in movies pale in comparison to his favorite, Marvel (the Wolverine and X-Men).
What are the reasons?

The reasons that this writer raves about the Wolverine and other Marvel characters is that if his cousin Vinnie says the Marvel Comics characters are by far the best, it must be true. Of course his justification for taking the positions he takes is loaded with hyperbole but his reasons are clearly to make it known his favorite action comic and….

graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore. It is basically about what inspired Watchmen's themes, story, and characters. As well as what Watchmen has influenced and how it has been influenced by other comics and heroes like Batman and uperman among others. Watchman and its influences
Watchman, authored by Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colourist John Higgins was created in 1986 / 1987 in response to contemporary anxieties and as means of critiquing the superhero concept.

Watchman recreates history where superheroes emerged in the 1940s and 1950s who helped the U..A. win the war against Vietnam and later is involved in preventing nuclear war with the U...R. Most former superheroes have retired or are working for the government, so contumely freelance vigilantes are arbitrarily and voluntarily doing the job of protecting the country. The protagonists actively fight and strategically plot to help retired superheroes survive and they work to stave off….


This accounts for the durable popularity of the superhero -- Superman can fight Nazis during orld ar II and terrorists today. A comic hero can remain the same, yet always seem relevant to the reader's daily life, just like the daily work of a newspaper political cartoonist. The reason that this type of popularity is spurned is because of the fears of mass production of written material. McCloud agrees with Kunzle that mass production is critical to the genre. McCloud calls comics "juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequences, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer" (McCloud 9). This response it elicits from all readers on a visceral level, however, should not be undervalued. Part of the reason for McCloud's trumpeting of the medium, however, may be his broader-reaching focus, while Kunzle tends to focus on more narrow historical or political works designed….

Consequences of these choices only compound his deep-seated insecurities. (Zushi)
Both Ben and Miko are Japanese-Americans, and their shared ethnic background impacts on their lives in significantly different ways. Miko is proactive and politicised -- she is the assistant organiser of a film festival showcasing Asian-American talent. Ben, meanwhile, is a depressive manager of a local cinema, seemingly content in his life of slow-burning frustration and -- not surprisingly -- covert masturbation.

Sexual stereotyping is at the heart of the story. The title itself is a reference to Ben's feeling of inadequacy in the trousers department (underneath the dust jacket, the book cover bears a life-size image of a ruler). At one point, Ben recalls a "stupid joke": "hat's the difference between Asian men and Caucasian men?" The punchline -- "the cauc" -- is both funny and deeply uncomfortable. "I actually heard a girl tell that joke in college! I was….

Faced with a social system that has no place for him, Tom does not rebel or repress himself, but merely creates a place for himself by dissolving into the background, becoming part of the hidden (and criminal) world that is a de facto product of any inequitable social system.
As mentioned above, Highsmith wrote for a number of comic books in the 1940s, and almost all of them were concerned with white male superheroes who had been given extraordinary powers or technology. There is a subtle joke about this fact early on, when Tom notes that his most recent victim "was a comic-book artist. He probably didn't know whether he was coming or going" (Highsmith 14). Thus, almost from the beginning Highsmith has made a connection between Tom and the world of comic books, a connection that helps explain Tom's eventual narrative journey.

hen looking at Tom's story in broad strokes,….

RR SuperheroCharacter DevelopmentThe main character in the graphic novel La Borinquena by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is presented visually as a shapely, curvy young heroinefirst introduced to the reader as a superhero flying through the air and saving the lives of others. Everything is stylized in the rendering. However, the same character, as depicted in real life is also curvy and shapely and goes on a kind of Dora the Explorer adventure later in the novel. She discovers her powers in the process and becomes the hero she was born to be, saying Its a gift, an honor given to me by my island for my people. In other words, she learns that she is connected to the past and to her people in a meaningful way that she has some special purpose that results from that connection and her appreciation of the past and present.The character development of this novel is….


4. Do you think that Astro Boy will be successful? Why?

This is a difficult question to answer simply and unequivocally. On the one hand, it is relatively certain that the character of Astro Boy will be a success in a financial and commercial sense. Part of the reason for this is that the impetus and popularity of global youth culture is behind anime and characters like Astro Boy. The large companies like Sony have taken cognizance of this global enthusiasm and popularity and they are fully prepared to exploit it and to raise the character to the level of cult status through marketing, advertising and film.

However, there is a certain degree of danger in this commercialization. It may have the effect of alienating the hardcore fans and fan base. Anime as a global youth culture has been firmly rooted in the unconventional aspects of the medium and in the progressive….

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
The film, documentaries and the last docudrama are exceptional production pieces by notable directors and producers. Crouching tiger-hidden dragon defies the usual mantra of strength only attributed to men. Jen effectively acts as person having higher morals. The martial arts performance was exceptional, an unusual feature in Hollywood. Islam, the empire of faith is another documentary made on the rise of Islamic empire and the life of Prophet Mohammad having a great impact on establishment of religion. 'Gandhi' also remains an unquestioned production classic that eloquently portrays Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the unquestioned leader of India. The film sheds light on Hinduism as a religion and its faith and dogmas. Lastly, Kundan is a docudrama based on life of Dalai Lama. 'Kundan' might not have justified the stature of Buddhism in history of mankind but the piece of production remains an earnest effort on part of Martin Scorcese….

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Ethics of Spider Man
The character Spider Man is a foundational superhero of the modern era. His history and life demonstrate the development of an ordinary and even some would say subpar or at the very least "un-cool" young adolescent into a super hero by a twist of fate, i.e. being bit by a genetically modified spider on a science filed trip. The early life of the Spider Man character as depicted in both comic books, television cartoons and movies in live action or animation depict a young man, who stumbles upon a great power and then struggles with how to use that power. In the 2002 film depiction, and true to the comic storyline Peter's/Spiderman's ethics are developed through the film as he struggles with his new found powers, seizing the opportunity to use them for personal gain, by attempting to win money as an amateur fighter/wrestler in a contest….

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey is a series of children's novels about two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, and the aptly named superhero they accidentally create by hypnotizing their principal, Mr. Krupp. These books are appropriate for child who are age 7 and up. The American Library Association has put the series at no. 8 on its list of most challenged books last year; the list includes books that received the most formal complaints filed with libraries or schools requesting that the books be removed because of inappropriateness. According to the ALA, the complaints filed against the Captain Underpants books cited the series' anti-family content, unsuitability for the age group, and violent content. Captain Underpants series has been banned in some schools for insensitivity and being unsuited to age group, as well as encouraging children to disobey authority (Beerman, 2006).

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Ad for Eclipse gum, a human-sized hotdog grips a weapon-sized stick with nails poking out of it. He looks at the audience with a petrified expression on his face, realizing that there is no escape from the powerful Eclipse gum. In the foreground, a brightly-lit poster nailed on a wooden telephone post depicts an image of a pack of Solar Eclipse gum and the sign reads, "When we find bad breath we kill it." A sub-heading on the poster states the phrase, "Lights out bad breath." Depicting bad breath as a giant hot dog standing in a dark, abandoned alley filled with trash emphasizes the connection between junk food and halitosis. The gum is presented as a powerful antidote to the evils of bad breath caused by junk food. However, the advertisement is not a public service ad promoting healthy lifestyles; it is a pitch for chewing gum. Therefore, central….

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Research Paper

Mythology

Japanese Anime and American Superheroes

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Superheroes as Positive Psychological Role Models One of the universal appeals of animation and manga is their ability to blend reality and fantasy. hile each story takes place in a…

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Intermediary Archetypes Superheroes as Reflections

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While war, conquest, honor, and winning war was once valued by society, today, war is looked down upon by society. We don't praise those who can kill the…

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Mythology

Super Heroes

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Superheroes Ruba Superhero Shows and Its Effects on the ehavior and Thinking of Audience Since childhood, people had been exposed to different forms of media, which can be in the form of…

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Mythology

Superhero Ksaos

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superhero is no easy feat or task. In order to be a successful superhero, one must possess a universal set of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Based upon Christopher…

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How to Take a Position on a Favorite Action Character Using No Logic

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superheroes in comic books and movies. The writer apparently is fixated on Marvel Comics' Wolverine character because he blasts all other comic books and raves about Marvel and…

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Mythology

Graphic Novel Watchmen by Alan Moore It

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graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore. It is basically about what inspired Watchmen's themes, story, and characters. As well as what Watchmen has influenced and how it has…

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Mythology

Scott Mccloud's Understanding Comics to

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This accounts for the durable popularity of the superhero -- Superman can fight Nazis during orld ar II and terrorists today. A comic hero can remain the same, yet…

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Mythology

Portrayed in Sequential Arts Us

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Consequences of these choices only compound his deep-seated insecurities. (Zushi) Both Ben and Miko are Japanese-Americans, and their shared ethnic background impacts on their lives in significantly different ways.…

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Mythology

Talented Mr Ripley That Patricia

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Faced with a social system that has no place for him, Tom does not rebel or repress himself, but merely creates a place for himself by dissolving into…

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Literature

The Power of Ancestry in Latin American Literature

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RR SuperheroCharacter DevelopmentThe main character in the graphic novel La Borinquena by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is presented visually as a shapely, curvy young heroinefirst introduced to the reader as a…

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Anthropology

Astro Boy-Marketing Japanese Anime to

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4. Do you think that Astro Boy will be successful? Why? This is a difficult question to answer simply and unequivocally. On the one hand, it is relatively certain that…

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon the Film Documentaries

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon The film, documentaries and the last docudrama are exceptional production pieces by notable directors and producers. Crouching tiger-hidden dragon defies the usual mantra of strength only…

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Research Paper

Mythology

Ethics of Spiderman

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Ethics of Spider Man The character Spider Man is a foundational superhero of the modern era. His history and life demonstrate the development of an ordinary and even some would…

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Book Review

Literature

Censored Books

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Education - eading Censored Books The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey is a series of children's novels about two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, and the aptly…

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Mythology

Analyzing an Ad for Eclipse Gum

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Ad for Eclipse gum, a human-sized hotdog grips a weapon-sized stick with nails poking out of it. He looks at the audience with a petrified expression on his face,…

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