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    The resurgence of comic popularity

    For the past few years, the popularity of comics have surged. Statistically, in 2015 comics and graphic novels sales topped $1 billion, including print and digital. Why is this? The rise of cinematic universes such as the MCU and DCU is one obvious answer however, looking deeper, there are other reasons. First off, has accessibility contributed? With different apps providing libraries of comics for a subscription-like price becoming increasingly popular, is print dying down? Then there is services like Netflix showcasing original series like all the marvel ones or Riverdale, each having comics as source material. Will these new forms of accessing comics hold the popularity rate? Or will it die down again only to be re-birthed in many years?

    • Superheroes resurge in popularity during rough times. Just like musicals. In the times we live in right now, I guess we could all use a little song and dance as well as faith that somehow we will get through. – Munjeera 7 years ago

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    Watching this film was a confronting, enriching experience. Truly great form of realism.

    How Manchester by the Sea Turns Social Realism into Social Feelism

    I think that the great thing about comics is how universal it is. I love how a dark drama TV show can originate from the campy Archie comics. It’s great source material that is accessible from many different platforms. Whether it’s for kids or adults, doesn’t really matter because people can get them from anywhere.

    Comic Books, Adults, and a History of Stigmatization

    Genres are definitely becoming blurred and merged together. Superhero movies cross into many genres, but I think placing them in a separate, singular genre is an interesting angle.

    Super Heroes films as Genre Films