Tag Archives: Avengers

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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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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