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The impact of socially relevance stories in the late 1960’s

“My life as Spider-man is probably as dangerous doing as any but I’d rather face a hundred super-villains than toss it away by getting hooked on hard drugs!”. This quote for Spiderman is very relevant to the times of the late 1960's. It is very blunt about how the man jumping from the roof was high and that time it was wrong to be high, even though it was a normality in the late 1960's with hippies. The United States was going through the Vietnam War and was having difficult times in the population. The late 1960's were filled with protests, mostly by college students, and about the Vietnam war draft. The teenagers were all about revolution and changing how things were happening; this was not only for college students but minorities were fighting for equality among the society.
Comics were a large part of the social movement and impacted society greatly. Comics were an escape from the real world and at that time there were many comic readers. The comics helped with social issues because they knew that the people in society that were doing the wrong things, were probably reading comics, because comics are not the high society readings. To put these things in comics had relativity to what was happening in real life, the comics just kind of put it in an "out of this world" concept.


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