Tag: Superheroes

Gender Swapping: Escalate or Subdue?

As I began to think about this blog post I couldn’t help but think of this nagging thought: Throughout comic book history the male superhero has been the most predominant character. Their plot lines overlap with each other and many hostile situations have arisen mostly because of male dynamics. This lead me to think interesting question, what would happen to… Read more →

Comic Heroes, American Heroes

Reflecting on the history of the graphic novel, I found it interesting to dive in to how comics gained most of their popularity. I found an article online from CNN that actually talks about how the superheroes of graphic novels rise to the occasion both in comic books and to the American people during hard times. The article actually reflected… Read more →

My Top Five of Ridiculous Comic Crossovers

Comic crossovers are not usual, but sometimes the comic industry takes it too far. I will admit I do enjoy reading crossovers with DC and Marvel superheroes working together or fighting each other. There are a couple ridiculous crossovers that are not limited to literary characters, real people, or mascots. I have five examples of these listed:   5. Charles… Read more →

Awkward Action Poses

Typically when people think of superhero comics, they think of action-packed fight scenes and daring rescues. What most people don’t think of, or at least what I didn’t think of until very recently, is the challenge comic artists face in making a static image on a flat surface appear dynamic. Some of that work will be done by the reader’s… Read more →

Super Human

One of the most fascinating characteristics I find about Batman is that he is the symbol of what humans can be. Unlike Superman, Batman was born as an ordinary human being, and his desire for justice motivated him to work become one of the greatest heroes in the world. He may not be able to fly, read minds, or go… Read more →

Comics and Film: The Popularity of the Dark Superhero

David Cronenberg, director of the loose graphic novel adaptation A History of Violence recently sounded off on his disapproval of the recent fanfare and critical acclaim for Christopher Nolan’s Batman film trilogy saying “I think it’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape, I just don’t think it’s elevated.” He went on further to say “A superhero movie, by… Read more →