DC Super Hero Girls Introduce a New Generation to Comics

At one end of the DC Extended Universe lie the movies, a dark, heavy, Zack Snyder-influenced place defined by desaturated colors and humorless remakes of classic rock songs. Since 2009’s Watchmen, Snyder has translated comics to the movie screen with a very literal hand, treating Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Flash as godlike creatures, then giving the films an epic look and style appropriate for god war. Wonder Woman escaped the shroud of gloom, and its title character is central to a less angsty corner of DC’s world.

Neal Adams Fights the Bulk

In the 1970s, Jack Kirby and Neal Adams were the two gravitational poles of comic book art. Kirby’s work was all space-aged, visual dynamics, with cosmic impact in every brush stroke, while Adams’ work was far less obviously stylized. His figures were less blocky and musclebound than those of his peers and certainly less so than those drawn by Kirby, whose superheroes were often costumed tanks.

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