Archive for the ‘comics’ Category
The first action figure I remember getting was Captain America, with a little plastic shield. I also had The Avengers comic books. Captain America was symbolic of America for me, just like Superman. I was very young and impressionable.
One of my first real American comics was Thor, I really liked it. Sadly it remained at this comic, I never bought any others. I can only vaguely remember a character with wild blond hair and a Norse helmet. I liked Thor and if I really search hard I should be able to find it somewhere.
Marvel releasing Thor the movie on May 19th 2011.
There are a number of greetings for this year, Mattel’s Barbie turns 50 this year. You’d never guess to look at her.
DC Comics is turning 75, and Batman is 70 which makes him a year younger than Superman. Don’t ask me how old Albert, he must be pushing up the daisies by now.
Marvel also turns 70, it founded as Timely Publications in 1939. Their first hero was Human Torch.
Sesame Street turns middle aged at 40.