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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Feature Story
Comic Book Heroes Made into Movies
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
May 20, 2008
Superheroes on the Silver Screen
Written by Izumi Hasegawa

Superman, Batman, Spiderman, the X-Menc The heroes of American comic books have been animated and made into live-action films many times in the past. Since 2007, however, the number of comic book heroes that have made their way onto to the big screen has skyrocketed. Iron Man, which opened this summer, became a mega-hit film which took in nearly $100 million on its opening weekend alone. The golden age of superhero movies has come. However, Japanese audiences are not as familiar with the rich history of these comic book superheroes. Never fear! This article will teach you everything you need to know about American comic book superheroes, from their early origins to the history of superheroes on film. You too can become a superhero maniac!

The History of American Comic Books
Illustrated strips featuring heroic characters had been printed in newspapers for years, but in the 1930s, the comic book format was born when...

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