Resources for Hero Research
Try various databases available on the Online Research Library links from eClass resources on or off campus or using the ORL icon on school computers.
SAMPLE SOURCE TEXT for EasyBib Practice, as needed
"Such darker and more pessimistic storylines heralded the beginning of the Bronze Age, a period lasting from the 1970s through the mid-1980s. While the popularity of Silver Age superheroes persisted through this era, its negative themes laid the groundwork for the dystopias prevalent in the more recent Modern Age. Bronze Age storylines typically centered on urban unrest and real-world issues such as illegal drug use, racism, poverty, and social injustice. Many heroes experienced the effects of these social problems on a personal level. . . .
The Modern Age, also known as the Iron Age or Diamond Age, began with the publication of Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore's Watchmen (1987, with art by Dave Gibbons). This period's comics are characterized by morally and structurally complex storylines in both independent titles and traditional superhero comics. Both Moore's and Miller's work focused on the concept of the anti-hero in protagonists who, despite their superhero status, were flawed and vulnerable both morally and physically. The theme of vengeful justice, pursued by heroes lacking in superhuman abilities, is seen frequently in the actions of this age's increasingly violent characters, such as Wolverine, The Punisher, and Todd McFarlane's Spawn.".
Heroes Wikia (website) -- information on heroes from a wide range of media
History's Heroes (website) -- a REALLY long list of potential traditional hero choices