Ask the first person you encounter if the name Batman is familiar to him and, of course, you will receive a positive answer. Now I ask you, have you heard of Spiderman? Surely you did. It does not even matter if you bought one single copy of a Batman comic or if you viewed any of the movies and TV series created based on their fictional story, you know the name, and you recognize the costume.

In the case of comics, artistic creation contours itself with a great influential touch of romanticism in it’s the actions, morality, and example of the main character. Thus, in many cases we do not even need words to understand the different actions undertook by the main character. Comics have in general a lack of words and the power of characters drawn in action, eventually elaborating a story based on series of images and actions with few words that empower the message transmitted by the artist.

Artists where first dealing with humorous subject matters, but it primary purpose expended in every direction covering the full range of literary genres. History, especially ancient history, has the ability to exemplify some of the early ‘comics’. Applying this term would be incorrect if we refer to some great ancient artistic creations that represent the origin of this modern type of art we call ‘comics’. One strong example which presents us a series of images shaping actions is Trajan’s Column. Immediately after conquering Dacia, he wanted to present his military success with no words, just images easy to understand by the masses. Nobody would have had the nerves to stand near the Column and read all details concerning his Dacian campaign. Hiring artists he managed to represent his campaign on the Column in sequential depictions. This is just a mere example of ancient art and a comparison to modern day comics would be highly inappropriate, but we can somehow trace the same concept used in both art types. Also, in the same manner we can give other examples who demonstrate the use of sequential images and words which in fusion convey a story – Egyptian hieroglyphics, medieval tapestries and others.

Comics may all look alike, but every artist brings his own touch artistic style in producing comics work, as well as his own original idea. For example, the now well-known 300 comic by Frank Miller has at first sight nothing ever used before, but this artistic creation has the individual approach of its creator, his style, his imagination, his understanding of heroism, his expressed symbolism. Comics may be considered art, even if they are viewed as low art, mainly because they influence our emotional state. The images placed in front of our eyes can give use joy, grief, and they can play with our imagination. When you were a child, didn’t you want to fly like Superman and save the World?