National Comic Book Day is celebrated annually on September 25th. The genre of comics is quite new, but over the years of its existence it has undergone a considerable transformation. Initially, these were short stories, but today full-length books are published in comic book format, and the stories depicted on the pages of these books inspire filmmakers. Comics are often associated with a conical form of storytelling, but there are completely different stories, with different moods.
The first prototypes of comics appeared in 1842, when the comics of the Swiss authorship “The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck” were printed in English. And comics in their usual form began to be published in the first half of the 20th century, the first standard-size edition was Funnies on Parade. Two authors Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 turned comics into one of the largest industries.
- The appearance of superheroes in comics helped alleviate the fear of nuclear war, which at that time fettered young people.
- The history of comics in the United States is traditionally divided into four eras. Gold, when the genre appeared, Silver, the revival of superheroes, Bronze, when dark heroes began to appear, Modern, which lasts to this day.
- Did you know that Hulk was originally supposed to be gray?
How to celebrate
If you are a fan of comics, attending Comic-Con will be a real treat for you, but if this is not possible for you, organize your own festival. Gather your friends, discuss your favorite comics, tell the stories that impressed you the most. Be sure to consider costumes. If you can draw, create your own comics, think over the storyline, the costumes of the characters.
When is National Comic Book Day in 2022?
National Comic Book Day is observed on September 25 each year.