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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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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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Influences:  Stan Lee

Since their inception, comics have been a central feature of American culture, defining who we are and where we are going as a culture.  They didn’t start off that way, though.  They began as a continuation of the dime stories … 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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Captain America

Captain America Strength: 700 lbs. Cap has always been my favorite hero. Like Batman, he has no superpowers. He was given his body, that of the greatest Olympic champions and an equal to the dark knight, but only because his … Continue reading

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