Tag Archives: Avenger

Sequels, Prequels, and all that Rut

I admit to being a little behind, but I just watched Agents of Shield last night.  I was already impressed with the interwoven plots of the Avengers movies, but this, timed with the aftermath of The Winter Soldier, was amazing. … Continue reading

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Lovecraft and Heroic Mythology

I’ve noticed two intriguing trends over the last few years.  First is the superhero tale.  Of course the big story there is Marvel, every summer since the first Ironman movies the studio has dominated the cinema scene.  Star Wars and … Continue reading

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Demi-Gods; the World’s First Superheroes

This spring and summer we have Spider-Man, Captain America, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy.  Next summer promises to be even better with Avengers 2 anchoring and Star Wars Episode 7 in the fall.  Sure we have romances, action, fantasy, … 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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Lightsaber and hand-to-hand Fighting

In an attempt to systematize the fighting abilities of characters from different universes, I have below listed those elements that are considered important.  For instance, whereas the natural swordfighting abilities are of importance in the Star Wars universe, athletic prowess … Continue reading

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Justice League 2017; Bad Idea

Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of another bunch of superheroes banding together for whatever excuse.  The interactions of godlike beings is always entertaining, especially when they are portrayed with such typically human qualities as the Fantastic Four … Continue reading

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The Role of the Hero in Society; Attributes

As an historian, I understand that one of the best ways of understanding nearly any aspect of a society is to understand where it comes from.  Take superheroes, for instance.  Throughout the world they all have some basic features. Now … 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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Thor 2

I watched the latest Marvel movie from two perspectives.  First, I enjoy the Marvel universe and I have been able to appreciate how the Avengers movies have done such a good job of maintaining their integrity to the comics.  Second, … Continue reading

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Oracle, or Cassandra

My previous article on the superiority of Marvel women got me wondering, are there any other human women of superior intelligence in the DC universe besides Oracle, and are there any whatsoever in Marvel?  After scrolling through dozens of intelligence … Continue reading

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