National Comic Book Day is celebrated annually on September 25th. The genre of comics is quite new, but over the years it has undergone a considerable transformation. Initially these were short stories, but today full-length books are published in the comic format, and the stories depicted in these books inspire filmmakers.
The first prototypes of comics appeared in 1842, when the Swiss comics The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck were printed in English. And comics in their usual form were 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 concerned young people.
- The history of comics in the United States is traditionally divided into four eras. Gold, when the genre appeared; Silver, with the revival of superheroes; Bronze, when dark heroes began to appear; and Modern, which lasts to this day.
- Did you know that Hulk was originally supposed to be gray?
How to take part
If you are a fan of comics, attending Comic-Con will be a real treat for you, but if you cannot, organize your own festival. Gather your friends, discuss your favorite comics, and say which stories impressed you the most. Be sure to consider costumes. If you can draw, create your own comics; think over the storyline and the costumes of the characters.
When is National Comic Book Day in 2023?
National Comic Book Day is observed on September 25 each year.