Golden Age of Batman (1939-1956): A Reflection of American Society. Horace Greeley High School. Victoria M. What does the evolution of “golden age Batman” reveal about American society?. Batman Begins.
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Horace Greeley High School
Douglas Fairbanks in the Mask of Zorro (1920)
Leonardo da Vinci\'s Flying Machine- ca. 1485
“Baby Face” Nelson
“Badly drawn, badly written, badly printed- a strain on the young nervous systems-the effects of these pulp-paper nightmares is that of a violent stimulant…Unless we want a coming generation even more ferocious than the present one, parents and teachers throughout America must band together to break the ‘comic’ magazine.”
-- Chicago Daily News book reviewer Sterling North, May 8th, 1940
“All parents should be grateful to Dr. Fredrick Wertham for having written ‘Seduction of the Innocent’… He holds that they stimulate racial prejudice and various sadistic and unhealthy attitudes; that their emphasis upon all sorts of crime, violence, drug addiction and cruelty stimulates children to various forms of juvenile delinquency .”
-- New York Times article ”Nothing To Laugh At” by C. Wright Mills
“At home they lead an idyllic life. They are Bruce Wayne and ‘Dick’ Grayson. Bruce Wayne is described as a ‘socialite’ and the official relationship is that Dick is Bruce’s ward. They live in sumptuous quarters, with beautiful flowers in large vases, and have a butler, Alfred. Bruce is sometimes shown in a dressing gown. As they sit by the fireplace the young boy sometimes worries about his partner…It is like a wish dream of two homosexuals living together.”
-- Seduction on the Innocent by Dr. Fredrick Wertham
"Batman (1966 TV Series)." DC Database. 27 May 2007. 4 June 2007 <http://www.dcdatabaseproject.com/Batman_(1966_TV_Series)>.
"Batman." Comic Browsers. 4 June 2007 <http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/batman>.
Brooker, Will. Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon. New York: Continuum, 2005. 33-170.
Coville, Jamie. "The History of Comic Books." Thecomicbooks.Com. 15 Aug. 1996. 23 May 2007 <http://www.collectortimes.com/~comichistory/Hist1.html>.
Daniels, Les. Batman: the Complete History. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004. 22-30.
"Detective Comics 27 (1939)." DC Database. 23 June 2006. 5 June 2007 <http://www.dcdatabaseproject.com/Detective_Comics_27_(1939)#Summary>.
"Detective Comics." Comic Browsers. 5 June 2007 <http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/detective-comics>.
"Famous Cases: Baby Face Nelson." FBI History. FBI. 30 June 2007 <http://www.fbi.gov/libref/historic/famcases/babyface/babyface.htm>.
"Famous Cases: John Dillinger." FBI History. FBI. 30 May 2007 <http://www.fbi.gov/libref/historic/famcases/dillinger/dillinger.htm>.
Fingeroth, Danny. Superman on the Couch:What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society. New York: Continuum, 2004. 13-67.
"Fredric Wertham." 17 Jan. 2005. 4 June 2007 <http://lambiek.net/artists/w/wertham_fredric.htm>.
"Gangster Era" Background." About.Com. 2007. 1 June 2007 <http://chicago.about.com/cs/history/a/gangster_era.htm>.
"Gotham City News." 1 June 2007 <http://worldnews2005.tripod.com/>.
Hafer, Monica. "Postmodernism and the Batman Phenomenon." 2001. 27 May 2007 <http://www.class.uidaho.edu/narrative/comics/postmodern_batman.htm>.
Jacobs, Cliff. "Superman and Batman." NYU. 26 May 2007 <http://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/ww1/jacobs.html>.
Jourdain, William F. "Who is the Golden Age Batman?" 2000. 24 May 2007 <http://www.goldenagebatman.com/gabathistory.html>.
"Leonardo Da Vinci\'s Flying Machine." NASA SCI Files. NASA. 28 May 2007 <http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/kids/Media_Zone/images/davinci02.html>.
Mackenzie, Catherine. "Children and the Comics." The New York Times 11 Aug. 1943, sec. SM: 23. Historical Newspapers the New York Times. ProQuest. HGHS, Chappaqua. 4 June 2007. Keyword: Comic Books.
THE MARK OF ZORRO - 1920. 1920. The Douglas Fairbanks Museum. The Douglas Fairbanks Museum. 2 June 2007 <http://douglasfairbanks.org/burkowskyarticle2.html>.
Mills, C. W. "Nothing to Laugh At." The New York Times 25 Apr. 1954, sec. BR: 20. Historical Newspapers the New York Times. ProQuest. HGHS, Chappaqua. 2 June 2007. Keyword: Batman.
"The Dirt & Trash That Kids are Reading." Changing Times 8 Nov. 1954. ProQuest. HGHS, Chappaqua. 1 June 2007.
Vaz, Mark C. Tales of the Dark Knight:Batman\'s First Fifty Years(1939-1989). Prestige Format ed. New York: Ballantine Books, 1986. 42-74.
Wertham, Fredric. Seduction of the Innocent. New York: Amereon Ltd, 1996. 189-192.
"World\'s Finest." Comic Browsers. 4 June 2007 <http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/worlds-finest>.