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Comic books have been brought to life in popular Hollywood movies such as 'Batman.' Learn about popular comic books and comic book heroes.

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Who were Batman's parents?

In a lot of ways, Bruce Wayne's legacy has overshadowed the work of his parents. But before their untimely deaths Thomas and Martha Wayne were just as important to the economy and well-being of Gotham City as their son was.


Flintstones Are Alive and Well and Tackling Social Issues in New Comic

For the first time in a long time, 'The Flintstones' are a modern Stone Age family. Learn more about The Flintstones reboot at HowStuffWorks. See more »

75 Years After Her Debut, Wonder Woman Remains Iconic

Why has Wonder Woman endured for 75 years? Learn more about the creation of Wonder Woman in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Cartoonist Jack Chick Dies, Having Offended Pretty Much Everyone

Cartoonist Jack Chick just died. Learn more about the guy behind the "Chick tract" comics that condemned everyone from Catholics to the D&D crowd. See more »

Wonder Woman Named Honorary U.N. Ambassador

On her 75th anniversary Wonder Woman became an honorary ambassador of the U.N. for the empowerment of women and girls. Read more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

War Reporting Meets Comic Books in Marvel's 'Madaya Mom'

"Madaya Mom" is a new online web comic that aims to give an unvarnished look at the war in Syria. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Comic Books Are Thriving — in Print and Digital Forms

It turns out there's at least one bulletproof medium in the face of digitization: comic books. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Did the Chinese Invent the Superhero Team?

Way before the Avengers were teaming up, seven Chinese brothers were pooling their superpowers for the greater good. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Interviewing the Artist Behind the New Black Panther

How do comic artists represent long-standing characters in new ways? Find out from HowStuffWorks Now in this interview with Brian Stelfreeze. See more »

10 Unexpected Reasons Behind Past Batman vs. Superman Battles

What has pitted heroes Batman and Superman against one another? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article about conflict in the comic books. See more »

Dynamic Duo's Run on 'Batman' Comic Comes Full Circle

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are capping off their landmark run on the "Batman" comic with the 51st issue. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »