Comparing Comics

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Welcome to this new article series where we shall compare famous and less famous comics! Today we will have a look at Superman and Astro Boy comic covers and panels. Two heroes that share a lot of traits.

Both Astro Boy and Superman are sort of outsiders in society; neither are human. Astro Boy is of course a robot and Superman is an alien being. A common theme for both heroes is their struggle to fit in. They both try to live normal human lives when they are not out fighting crime or saving the world (or both).

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The difference is that Astro Boy, contrary to Superman, is not unique in this world, there are other robots as well, even robots more powerful than Astro Boy.

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If only Superman was still alive in year 2956 he wouldn´t be so unique either.

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And apparently Superman died in 1956 and was placed in a glass mausoleum…

Next week I will compare some action packed Astro Boy and Superman covers and panels!

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