Tag Archives: DC Comics

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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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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The Flash vs. The Wolverine

On many occasions I have mentioned my preference for the Marvel universe over the DC.  I thought perhaps a point by point comparison might demonstrate this best.  This week, the unaging and immediately healing Wolverine and the unaging and immediately … Continue reading

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 The Watchmen

Why aren’t there more movies like Watchmen?  It has realistic portrayals of the psychology behind being a superhero, complex characters, ev en superheroes who generally don’t have superpowers.  The Comedian aged slowly and Ozymandias moved quicker than everyone else.  Extraordinary … Continue reading

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How About a New Approach to the Conan Universe?

Hyborian Age.  The word is barely in the American lexicon but represents the foundations for the sword and sorcery genre.  It was a term coined by Robert Howard in the 1930s.  He used it to describe the fictional historical period … Continue reading

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