Things we don't do anymore?

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Valiant

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Comics for boys and girls

Read comics

By Davey Ivens

In the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s comics were very popular with young people in the UK.

There were comics called ‘Valiant’ and ‘Roy of the Rovers’, aimed mostly at boys, as well as titles like ‘Bunty’ and ‘Tammy’ aimed at girls.

‘The Dandy’ used to sell 2,000,000 copies a week in the 1950s, but now can only be found online. 

Marvel and DC Comics still sell millions of comics each week all around the world, featuring characters like Batman and The Amazing Spider-Man; the biggest selling comic book of all time was the new X-Men (Number 1) in 1991.

Things to do:

 Create some comic book characters of your own.

For research, take a look online at one character from the past, like Dennis the Menace or Roger the Dodger. Then have a look at a more modern comic characters like Storm or Kitty Pryde from the X-Men.

Create a new comic character – think about:

What she or he looks like – what part of the world are they from?

What is their character like? Are they good or evil or somewhere in-between, fun or cheeky, good at school or always in trouble?

What will they wear?  How will their clothes let people know what their character is like?

Do they have a special power? How will they use it?

What sort of adventures will they be involved in?

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This page was added by Davey Ivens on 28/01/2014.

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