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Superhero Superpowers

One of the reasons I’ve never been able to place comic book heroes in the science fiction or the fantasy genres has been common sense.  Science fiction might take the idea of faster-than-light travel and run with it, but there … 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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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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An Epitaph of Sorts

1992 saw the launch of a series that never should have been.  The X-Files was a Sci-Fi show that generally had no gadgets in it, it was a fantasy show that had two people trying to explain everything, one of … Continue reading

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My Icon´╗┐

I am taking the week off, but I thought it was odd that no one has asked about the symbol that’s always near my name. It is, simply, a swastika.  Now don’t think goosestepping, Jew-killers for a moment.  The swastika … Continue reading

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Batman vs. Punisher

In the previous two comparisons I have started with a Marvel character and tried to find a DC equivalent.  This week I thought I would start with a DC character – Batman.  His original, and primary, quality is that he … Continue reading

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Telepathy:  Professor X vs. J’onn J’onzz

This week I would like to compare two more primary characters of the Marvel and DC universes, the redoubtable Professor Charles Xavier and the inimitable J’onn J’onzz.  Both are considered among the greatest telepaths in their respective universes. J’onn first … Continue reading

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