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Comic books nerds
Packaging Boyhood (Book) Chapter on Comic books
It's a Guy Thing: What boys Read
I can talk about the identity of comic book fans seen as misfits and comic books as a way for these people to fit in
Not a stereotypical depiction of men.
Women drawn as hot babes
The book continues from the quote
Comic books as a way for boys who were thought of as weak and inferior, to identify with a superior being and to fit in with American Society.
They see this superior being not only through their battles, also through their relationships and families.
wielding power wisely
To fit in
The idea of Disguise and having a double life
People might see them as inferior, but internally they are strong, intelligent and talented.
To get rid of stereotypes
This turned in to any boy to fit into MALE society
Book quote from
Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero
- Danny Fingeroth
'You had a bunch of young men whose parents were immigrants, writing stories about a very idealized world, where force is wielded wisely and people are judged by their individual character, not by who they are or who their parents were. For the guys who made the comics, it was a way to trascend who you were and become locked into and involved with the American mainstream, to blend in.'
Most original comic book creators were Jewish men at a time of pervasive anti-Semitism.
Impact on boys perception of themselves
Perspective of Parents
'American comic books have always been associated with superheroes; in fact, the so called Golden Age of American comic books dates from the appearance of the firs
comic in 1938, through the early 1950s.
The archetype of the superhero was invented and defined(?)
They were very popular