Tag Archives: DC Comics

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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Life

I have a miniatures collection.  It consists of Star Wars Force wielders like Sith, Jedi, and the occasional independent.  I also have Marvel and DC comics figures; no minions just the heroes and villains themselves.  I plan to get some … Continue reading

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Interstellar

Fantasy has had so many outlets over the last few decades with Star Wars, Narnia, and Tolkien and with comics from Marvel, DC, and several independent stories like Conan, R.I.P.D. and Watchmen. Science Fiction has had a harder time.  It’s … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman:  Feminist Hero?

A few months ago, with the announcement that Gal Gadot would play Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC movie, discussion became very intense about the actress’ physique and her ability to play such a key figure in the universe.  This … 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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The Aging Gene in Sci Fi

A few years ago scientists discovered what has since been called the aging gene.  It’s a simple thing really, a gene that controls the rate at which our body matures from infancy to adolescence, adulthood, and beyond.  From an evolutionary … Continue reading

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Hercules vs. Hercules

The passed few weeks I have been comparing DC and Marvel characters to demonstrate how making the DC versions so overwhelmingly strong/durable/fast/magical that they have lost a key element in making them more interesting characters.  I had planned on writing … 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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