CREATING THE MODERN MYTHOS ONE ERA AT A TIME
The Golden Age (1938-1950)
The Golden Age of Comics saw the emergence of the superhero archetype. The birth of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and more helped increase the popularity of the comic book. These characters drew heavily from fantasy and mythology. Superman came from Krypton, Wonder Woman was an Amazonian goddess, and Captain America was given a “super-serum” that made him heroic in stature. These were the invulnerable heroes who were rugged individuals who rarely doubted themselves and would fearlessly battle enemies in the cruel adult world. This was the time where the heroes would join the military under their secret identities and fight the Axis-Powers and defeat the NAZIS.