Fads come and go don’t they? They’re slightly different from trends aren’t they? Trends imply a shift in tendencies. A cultural move that we all agree on. This concept can be used to examine any number of topics. Today it’s comic books.
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of comics. Probably way too many, for reasons I probably shouldn’t go into. But I’m reading a lot and I’m seeing a certain amount of repetitiveness. It’s not the usual repetitiveness that we’ve come to both love and want in comics; like good guys going after bad guys, or capes, or super human strength. Its things like phrasing, costumes and characters. In the near future I’m going to do a BIG article on it, but for now I’d like to broach the subject with these few things I’ve noticed.
“Get off me!” is an expression I’m seeing a lot. I personally associate those words with big brother vs. little brother situations, or females in conflict with males. But it’s popping up in a lot of comics. I saw at least a dozen times before I started collecting images. Take a look at some.
Ok that last one is a variation done by Captain
And this is what Captain America wore-I mean it made sense, He WAS in WWII!
So aside from the fact that they didn’t want you to forget he had a penis, that was his belt. Which now has been slapped on Batman too. But all kinds of people are wearing one now, here’s just a couple I found.
Another thing that’s popping up a
And of course Zombies are now EVERYwhere! These are all from different comic books or even different comic book companies