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Were comics at the forefront of social transformation or laggging behind in the 1960's?

Comics were at the forefront of social transformation in the 1960's. The reason this is true is because the comics were paralleling what was going on in the real world. Stan Lee's Spiderman exemplified this by having a lot of current issues tied into the plots. Spiderman as Peter Parker would often run into college age students protesting for an issue that they would actually be protesting for in real life. This gave some readers a different perspective on the issues that were flooding their news. The social transformation from the 1950's to the 1960's was partially blamed on comics. So that fact alone means that comics were seen a cause for change and thus putting them at the forefront of social transformation in the 1960's.


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