Tag Archives: Jean Grey

The Superheroine Liberal

Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Black Cat, Sue Storm, and Jean Grey.  Your typical female superheroes, right?  Not so much.  I did a quick search of my library and on the internet and learned a very interesting fact; there are only … Continue reading

Posted in Comic book heroes, Sci Fi/Fantasy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Role of the Hero in Society: Enemies

Just as the hero is consistently representative of the dominant culture group, so too his enemies tend to have the same characteristics.  In the ancient past they were a rationalization of the conquered peoples.  The giants among the Norse, the … Continue reading

Posted in Comic book heroes, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Comic book heroes, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Stan Lee, Star Wars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Comic book heroes, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Science Fiction, Star Wars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Comics:  Strength and Athleticism

So as usual, Marvel is fairly specific with the strength of it characters and DC is not.  I estimated for them, and have listed below most of the more significant.  In addition, I’ve given them all athletic ratings (agility, efficiency … Continue reading

Posted in Parodies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Comic book heroes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Comic book heroes, I.Q., Intelligence, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Science Fiction, The Force | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments