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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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Comic Book Character I.Q.

Here is my rough idea, based on a previous article on intelligence/perceptual proportionality.  My guideline is that there are ten types of intelligence, conveniently categorized into creativity, wisdom, analytical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, mechanical, natural, wit, and symbolic.  In calculating each … Continue reading

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The Cinematic State of the Marvel Universe

It is probably safe to say that the world is a little excited about what Marvel has been doing lately with the Avengers prequels, the movie itself, and the hoped-for sequels in phases two and three.  With movies that interact … 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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A Request for Mr. Whedon

I think I would not be controversial if I stated that Avengers was the best superhero movie of all time. Nor would I raise many eyebrows if I wrote that all the primaries played their roles well enough that the … Continue reading

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