Ink, Mirrors, and Capes: How Comic Books Mirrored Societal Events in American Culture from 1954 to 1990
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"Ink, Mirrors, and Capes: How Comic Books Mirrored Societal Events in American Culture from 1954 to 1990" follows the history of feminism within American comic books. Comic books have been reliant on social events and norms to remain relevant to readers; however, writers, artists, and editors have influenced young readers? perceptions of gender. The comics examined in this thesis includes those produced and released by well-known comic book companies Marvel Comics and DC Comics as well as independent and small comic book companies. Feminism influenced the comic book industry by shaping plots and characters, as well as influencing female geek culture. Comic book writers and artists in turn also influenced American culture.