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Superhero fiction is a subgenre originating in and most common to American comic books, though it has expanded into other media through adaptations and original works.
The form is a type of speculative fiction examining the adventures of costumed crime fighters known as superheroes, who often possess superhuman powers and battle similarly powered criminals known as supervillains. Occasionally, this type of fiction is referred to as superhuman or super-powered fiction rather than superhero fiction in order to reflect that broader scope of both heroes and villains, as well as cover those characters with enhanced abilities that fall outside the classic superhero/supervillain dichotomy. (Read more...)
Narration by Stan lee,
Amazing Fantasy No. 15 (Aug. 1962).
With Great Power there must also come—Great Responsibility!
is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero
. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee
and writer-artist Steve Ditko
. He first appeared
in Amazing Fantasy
#15 (Aug. 1962). Lee and Ditko conceived of the character as Peter Parker,
, having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence - "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate to - in addition to those of a costumed crime fighter. Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series
, the first and longest-lasting of which is titled The Amazing Spider-Man.
As Marvel's flagship character and company mascot, Spider-Man is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes. (read more...
"Pride & Joy" is a six-issue story arc from the comic book series Runaways (vol. 1), published in issues one through six in 2003 by Marvel Comics' imprint Tsunami, which was created to attract young readers. It was written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Adrian Alphona. While it was initially intended to be a six-part miniseries, the popularity of "Pride & Joy" and new ideas from writer Vaughan allowed Runaways to grow into a regular monthly Marvel title. "Pride & Joy" has subsequently won several comics awards, including the 2006 Harvey Award for Best Continuing or Limited Series.
The story arc has been critically acclaimed for its simple story set in the typically complex Marvel Universe
. The story arc's primary purpose was to introduce the main characters, six children who discover their parents are evil after seeing them murder a girl in a sacrificial ceremony. It centers upon the children's relationships with their parents as the children learn that they themselves have inherited their parents' powers. Once The Pride realizes their offspring have disappeared, they begin to use their considerable influence to track down their sons and daughters. "Pride & Joy" sets up the main concept of the series, which involves children versus their parents. (read more...
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