Category Archives: Comic book heroes

The Force … Has been Asleep Too Long

Well let’s get the basics out of the way. Many people loved the movie – the original cast was back in a satisfying fashion, the Falcon was involved in some great stunts, there’s a huge new threat, and that last … Continue reading

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Top 50 Comic Book Heroes VI

Captain America: Super strong, super healing, the athletic abilities of an Olympic level gymnast – powers at their purest. The neat thing is that his personality, everything he stands for, is exactly the same pure. I had always been afraid … Continue reading

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Top 50 Comic Book Heroes V

17 Jean Grey: How do you start with this one? An Alpha-level mutant with telekinetic and telepathic powers, who could rip apart all the X-Men at one time without breaking a sweat, and she has no clue about her powers. … Continue reading

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Top Comic Book Characters IV

25 She-Hulk:   The Hulk is in many ways a sad creature. He’s lost his career and is on the run from the government, the woman he loves can’t be with him. Not She-Hulk, his cousin. She revels in being … Continue reading

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Top Comic Characters III

32 Iron Man: Even before RDJ took the character to new heights, Marvel’s version of Batman had a little more to it than his counterpart. A weapon’s manufacturer who realizes what he’s done and decides to do something about it. … Continue reading

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Top Comic Characters II

38 Scarlet Witch:  So basically this daughter of Magneto has all the powers of a Green Lantern, plus telepathic abilities, but she doesn’t have to worry about charging up or losing a ring.  In the comics she is extremely temperamental. … Continue reading

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Top 50 Comic Characters I

With the recent rash of Marvel movies and the upcoming barrage of DC movies coming, I thought my ideas for the top 50 comic characters of all time would be timely.  I’ll warn you though, I’m not much for anything … Continue reading

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Comic Movies are Ruining the Cinema

  This year Avengers 2:  The Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four, Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  Next Summer a Batman movie, the first Justice League, and so forth.  Dr. Strange, Wonder Woman, and several other characters are due to have … Continue reading

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Two Eyes?  Really?

  A Neti, Tree Species  So just a thought on alien species.  What do you think they would look like?  Science fiction writers have always been great about pointing out how their thinking and values might seem strange or even backward … Continue reading

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Side Kicks!

 I hope you will forgive my absence last week.  A literary agent took an interest in my Arthurian novel but told me I had still made some fundamental mistakes with it, so I spent the week correcting.  The novel … Continue reading

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