Tag Archives: Apocalypse

Wonder Woman:  Feminist Hero?

A few months ago, with the announcement that Gal Gadot would play Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC movie, discussion became very intense about the actress’ physique and her ability to play such a key figure in the universe.  This … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov

For nearly forty years that galaxy “far, far away” has been an icon of Western civilization.  I should know, I’ve studied every aspect of it – technological, spiritual, cultural, and its many diverse characters. For nearly a century the universes … Continue reading

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Role of the Hero in Society: Enemies

Just as the hero is consistently representative of the dominant culture group, so too his enemies tend to have the same characteristics.  In the ancient past they were a rationalization of the conquered peoples.  The giants among the Norse, the … Continue reading

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The Role of Comics; Mythology’s Integrity

The other day I had this (otherwise) perfectly sane person ask me why I was so interested in comics.  It wasn’t the first time I’ve been posed the question.  Normally I take on my most pompous posture and say something … Continue reading

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Comics:  Strength and Athleticism

So as usual, Marvel is fairly specific with the strength of it characters and DC is not.  I estimated for them, and have listed below most of the more significant.  In addition, I’ve given them all athletic ratings (agility, efficiency … Continue reading

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Apocalypse

Perhaps a little over the top, but his name is apt.  Apocalypse is capable of changing or erasing everything that we know in the universe – history, culture, even people.  He truly is capable of apocalyptic accomplishments. What makes him … Continue reading

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Sci Fi/Fantasy/Comics Pairings I Wouldn’t Want to Miss

-John Crichton and Cameron Mitchell (oh the jokes just roll off the lips) -Hercules (Lou Ferrigno) meets First Dr. David Hartnell somewhere in New York (super strong vs. cranky old guy with all the knowledge of the universe) -Conan and … Continue reading

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