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Camp and Comedy Heroes

The earliest costumed crime fighters of comics' Golden Age (1938–1954) were dreadfully somber, not surprising given America's bleak mood during the Great Depression and World War II. It was only a matter of time, however, before someone realized that the separation of heroes and humor was unnecessary.

Camp Heroes in the Media

O, Batman, what hath thou wrought? Debuting in January 1966, ABC's goofy live-action Batman television series was quickly labeled camp. When ratings exploded and Batman became a public darling, both networks and movie studios looked to see what they could do to tie in to the camp superhero craze.

Captain America: A History

 

Captain America was a superhero created to arouse patriotism and the American spirit. His purpose is to take down America’s enemies, fighting those who stood for oppression and evil.

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Action Girl Cover Image

Thunderbolt #52 © 1966 Charlton Comics. COVER ART BY PETE MORISI.