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Published: Friday, September 21, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:09
As of September 2011, DC Comics relaunched 52 new No. 1 issues of their well-known heroes. To mark the one-year anniversary this September is Zero Month, expanding into the origins of each title.
Marvel announced their upcoming films at San Diego Comic Con this past July. Look forward to Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3, Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Comic books were first sold on newspaper stands and in drug stores and supermarkets.
1954 marked the start of the Comics Code Authority, which sanctioned that there would be no excessive bloodshed, nudity, or rape and that good will always triumph over evil. It was not until 2011 that all comic book companies abandoned the code.
Watchmen is the only graphic novel to make Time’s 100 best novels list.
The Library of Congress is home to the world’s largest comic book collection, spanning 5,000 titles and 100,000 issues; however, this collection is not open to the public.
Sources: marvel.com, comicbookbin.com, Comics Code by James Cowan, dccomics.com, loc.gov