So for my American Superhero class we have to write a paper on a Superhero and how they represent the society of the time they were written in (ie Superman and the Atomic Bomb during WWII, The Hulk throwing US tanks just after Vietnam, etc)
This is totally awesome.
As much as I love comics, superheros have never been my thing. So I need help.
This can be in basically any format… movies, comics (if in issue form, I have to stick to between 3 and 10 issues), TV shows, Graphic novels, etc.
So far I’m thinking of the following:
- The Pro by Ennis. Sure, it’s over the top. But it’s well written, and is certainly social commentary, although looking mostly at sterotypes put forth in comic books.
- Conner and Murphy in Boondock Saints. They’re vigilanties, they can’t be touched (except by family), and they’re immigrants. This is probably my favorite option thus far.
- King Mob of the Invisibles. He’s a 21st century superhero, and fresh material to me.
Think you have a better idea? Tell me.
I’m not asking you to write this for me. I’m just asking for suggestions.
I’ll put my geek away now.