Popular Literature Paper
Comic books have been a source of entertainment for over sixty years. In the early years of comic books many viewed the book containing infantilized words like Pow!, Bam!, or Zap! in their titles, sound effects made popular in many superhero television programs in the 1960s like Batman and the Green Hornet. Many adults have observed the comic book as a text that deadens intellect and moral reasoning. Despite professional writers dislike of the comic book it has remained popular to a wide range of people. From adult males in their twenties and thirties who typically make up the superhero comic audience to the growing number of Japanese comic books readers that includes adolescent, especially girls (Botzaki, 2009). The writing of comic books has evolved dramatically. Many comic books of today contain political and culture views of the writer, with dialogue for the, and language for the mature adult. This paper will analyze the comic book Vision Machine through the lens of popular culture and its effect on society. The analysis will provide a brief overview of what Vision Machine is about, including the author’s background, and how the piece does not fit with other literature of comic book genre. The paper will examine the cultural significance of the comic book work, and reflect on whether the comic book is considered economically successful or if it has fan followings. The paper will also identify the cultural values reinforced in the comic book. About the Author
The author of Vision Machine, Greg Pak is a filmmaker and comic book writer best known for directing the award-winning feature film “Robot Stories.” Pak also wrote the epic “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk” comic book storylines, and was co-writer of “Incredible Hercules” series for Marvel Comics. He was named one of 25 Filmmakers to Watch by Filmmaker Magazine, described as “a talent with a future” by the New York Times, and named “Breakout Talent” of the year by Wizard...
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