Thursday, October 13, 2011
Why I Love American Comics Group
In that story, Hughes has his protagonist use her singular characterization at the end. But in other stories, it is not uncommon to have the character have to overcome a major trait. Another romance story from ACG concerned a gal who's something of a klutz:
In that story, a key moment arrives when the man she loves is trapped on a girder and she must overcome her awkwardness: That, my friends, is superb characterization.
Hughes particularly liked to present us with downtrodden characters who suddenly succeed against all odds. Americans love the story of an underdog who makes it big. The paragon of this character is obviously Herbie, the "big nothing" to his father who turned out to be one of the most powerful men on Earth. But there are many other examples in the ACG canon. For example:
Want to read about interesting characters? Check out the ACG line.