The history of superhero comics for kids is an interesting one. In fact, it traces its roots back to the very first super heroes and villains we know today. Of course, superheros have always had their fair share of adoration and worship from kids and adults alike. This love for these fantastic comic book creations continues today.
But in order for any comic book to sell, it has to appeal to a wide variety of people. It has to capture the imagination of children and adults, and let them know why they should pay money to read this particular comic. As mentioned above, this is what modern superheroes are really all about. However, superheroes, as a medium, can and do serve a wide variety of different demographics. Even comic book publishers simply have to make the comics that kids will actually read worthy of being purchased.
One of the biggest challenges writers and publishers face with today’s superheroes is making sure that their stories and characters are appealing to not only kids but also to adults. After all, superheroes were and still are supposed to represent hope and achievement for youngsters. So, how can a superhero be not only appealing to children but also to adults? Well, for starters, superheroes are supposed to be strong and confident individuals who take charge and fight off evil and bad elements in both worlds. And because of this, many superheros have strong personalities themselves. Some have flaws, of course, but their overall attitude and strength allow them to overcome their shortcomings and their wrongdoings – and, perhaps, allow other people (children especially) to believe in them.
Thus, one of the easiest ways to get kids to enjoy reading superhero comics is to present them with strong, confident heroes who, like themselves, can do good while overcoming odds and challenges. One example of a hero who would appeal to kids and adults alike is Batman. Yes, aside from his ability to fly and his ability to fight crime, Batman is a symbol of hope, with strength, courage, and an undying resolve to keep Gotham City safe. Most kids love Batman because they perceive him as someone who is strong enough to face whatever challenge comes his way.
Batman is also a role model for young adults because he doesn’t feel the need to flaunt his powers. He is able to maintain a very humble lifestyle, taking pride in being a careful person and someone who give to the needy. This is, obviously, an attraction to kids who want heroes who can do great deeds without bragging about their abilities.
Of course, no superhero would ever be complete without a supporting cast of young heroes that makes comic books even more fun to read. Batman’s ally, the Robin, is the ideal partner for Batman and has a wide range of skills to compliment Batman. Other young heroes like Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Flash (Martian fly) are also great additions because they’re exciting and give young readers a taste of what superhero life is really like.
For parents, creating a superhero image for your little one in their minds is an exciting adventure. It can create an affinity for adventure and challenge that will last a lifetime. The great thing about creating superheros is that it’s easy to do. Young adults can have these same values, dreams, and passions when they’re still relatively small, but creating a superhero picture book for a child can offer lifelong rewards. Creating these stories with your child can be a great learning experience, especially since most children love to read picture books.
Creating this type of comic book for a child will provide endless hours of entertainment and teach them about why their favorite super heroes are so popular. When a child has read an issue of a comic book, they’ll be amazed at how realistic the story is, and they’ll feel interested in trying out the super hero themselves. They’ll want to learn more about superheroes and become their own superhero, which could lead to a lifelong interest in comic books and other vigilant heroes. In addition, most little boys love to play video games, so providing them with an opportunity to visit the local comic book store will be a fun activity that also promotes reading. Whether it’s in a traditional comic book form or digital format, comic books for kids can provide endless hours of fun for young readers of all ages.