From Comics to Films
Around the world, many people love comic book super heroes and there are a lot of reasons for this. For one thing, their larger than life personalities have a lot of the symbolic power of the world’s greatest myths. In addition, the comic book format is easy to get into and offers unique styles of art that really do excite us.
The big stories of characters from Marvel Comics, like The Punisher, Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk and X-Men have been favorites of many because they are pure fun. It should come as no surprise, then, that Marvel Comics movies are some of the most popular films of all time. Let’s take a look at what makes these movies such big favorites with audiences. You can probably relate to many of the points made here and once you see how much fun all of these movies are, perhaps you will decide to watch an old favorite again or maybe find a new film you hadn’t thought of.
Classic Characters of Marvel Comics Reach Across Generation Gaps
There are a lot of classic characters from Marvel that are big favorites for audiences of all ages. Spiderman is perhaps the best known character with quite a history, but Captain America can trace his roots all the way back the 40′s and is, in fact, the first movie version of a Marvel Comics character to be made.
In 1944, the world saw this serial. It would be 42 years longer before we would see another movie from Marvel and this time, it would be the surprising Howard the Duck film that was well loved by kids and adults alike. In 1989, The Punisher followed, but the 80′s and 90′s saw fewer movies than have come out since 2000.
We’ve seen Man-Thing, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor – all classic Marvel characters with huge histories. These characters reach audiences of many ages and that is a big part of what makes them so much fun.