Comic literature is an all-encompassing art with a fascinating range which has the potential of transforming any subject in to its distinctive style of metaphorical communication through unique graphical representations and textual tenor. Mythology is one such subject which has gained tremendous contemporariness and popularity among the children and adults alike owing to its transmutation with the touch of comic art. Conversely, the mythological stories and characters have also been instrumental in feeding the imagination of comic craftsmanship. In fact the popular culture of metropolis comics is branded as the modern mythology since like classical mythology the characters and protagonists of classical mythology are also endowed with super heroes, magical powers, uplifting themes and battle between good and evil.
The classical mythology themes had strong religious overtones which are supplanted by the representation of strong moral ethics and virtuosity of the modern comic protagonists. However, some of the ancient superheroes have been planted in the modern comic contexts in a new light offering a refreshingly modern interpretation and treatment for today’s audience. For instance the modern female super hero Wonder Woman has her roots in Greek mythology since she is depicted as the leader of an Amazonian tribe of female warriors who are recurrently mentioned spanning the multitudinous works of Greek mythology. Thus, the modern comic books abound with such instances where the ancient and modern action heroes are interchangeably related to one another.
The superheroes of both the mythological and comic genres are entrenched in strong moral and ethical values and are shown to use their paranormal and mystical powers for fostering peace and cosmos of social existence. However, the modern varieties of these daring dare devils are far more complex and intriguing than the former generation of superheroes. They modern heroes can come from varied social backdrops and they often have to maintain and live the modalities of dual life to execute social justice. However, both have evolved in keeping with the altering social perceptions and outlooks. The art of comic book therefore aims to harmonize the best of both the worlds in order to create a lasting impact on the readers’ mind.