Many brand of comic book as child literature owing to its colourful packaging, apparent showcasing of non-serious and unrealistic narrations, bizarre personifications and myriad other reasons but when we delve deeper in to the comic themes we will realize that comic literature is profound, contemporary, complex and always evolving to manifest the quintessential mood and spirit of the respective times. The comic books assimilate divergent arts and wide range of disciplines to create a distinctive treatise on societal and political issues mainly.
Ironically enough the concept of comics originated during the 1930s which is in the interim period between the conclusion World War I and before the commencement of the World War II in 1939. It is probably not a coincidence that the creation of the Superman corresponds around this time in the year 1938 and the art of comics reached its pinnacle of success during this time. When the world was divided and tense with the horrors of war and fraught with consistent fear, anxiety and dread of being attacked by the enemies, Superman was their iconic comic superhero who offered subconscious assurance to this unnerved mass. Thus, the comic book store sold hope and promise of the arrival of their super savior through the circulation of these books. Gradually, Batman, Green Lantern and other super heroes also joined this league and metaphorically fulfilled the need of a leader in society who can once again reestablish their faith in values, ethics, courage and morals to restore law and order in society.
Although, the topics of comics are diversified and versatile but quintessentially they adopt a very tactful way of highlighting the not so pleasant issues of society. From time to time the comic literature has also resorted to the rhetorical weapons of satire and humour and depicted very naïve and gullible characters as the spokesmen of some unpalatable observations about the various institutions of society. Even today the dark, disconcerting and convoluted psychological state of the modern citizens is precariously evident in all the action heroes. The battle inside the consciousness is symbolically represented through their dilemmas and struggles which is way beyond the comprehension of a child but offers food for thought for the adults.