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Super Heroes

Super heroes have enjoyed enduring popularity over the years and have made a successful leap from graphic novels to feature films. As technology and effects have improved, screen super heroes have been able to achieve increasingly impressive and fantastic feats.

The world of the graphic novel can also be recreated for the cinema audience with spectacular effect: recent developments in 3D, for example, have made the comic book world totally immersive for the viewer, and Thor uses these developments throughout the film.

Activities in this section explore the origins of the modern super hero in a number of different cultures as well as investigating what it is about super heroes that make them so enduringly popular.

Marvel, Paramount