Camp and Comedy Heroes

Camp and Comedy Heroes

(pop culture)

The earliest costumed crime fighters of comics’ Golden Age (1938–1954) were dreadfully somber, not surprising given America’s bleak mood during the Great Depression and World War II. It was only a matter of time, however, before someone realized that the separation of heroes and humor was unnecessary.

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