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11 Comics Characters Who Were Products of Their Time

Comics creators need not look far for their next wellspring of ideas, oftentimes drawing upon what’s within easy reach: Classic literature, films, and personal life experiences. Perfectly good sources all, some famous (and not-so-famous) characters, on the other hand, have actually been born from the astute creative’s observance of life outside their window, taking advantage of social trends to deliver something new. Get ready for a nostalgic trip through the pop culture ages with 11 comics characters who were products of their time!