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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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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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Lightsaber and hand-to-hand Fighting

In an attempt to systematize the fighting abilities of characters from different universes, I have below listed those elements that are considered important.  For instance, whereas the natural swordfighting abilities are of importance in the Star Wars universe, athletic prowess … Continue reading

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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

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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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The Lone Ranger: Reboot or Redo?

The latest in Disney’s summer blockbusters has been declared a bust.  And, while there is no denying the economics (there is a consensus that too much was spent and that worldwide revenue will not come close to matching costs), the … Continue reading

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