Superman, Batman and Spider-Man: How Murdering Loss Creates Comic Book Character

Over the holiday break, I decided to watch the newest Superman movie and I was certainly disappointed in the silly story, the rebooting of the franchise, and the awful acting of the lead character.  Superman should be wily, and funny, and tough.  He never preens.

It’s always boring when movie production houses feel they have to re-start a story that’s been never-endingly told for generations.  We pretty much know the backstory of Superman and we don’t need to re-live, over and over again, every 10 years or so, just how the star child becomes the Superman on earth.

In my short life, I think I’ve lived through at least a dozen iterations of Superman in film and on television and I would be perfectly fine to have a new Superman just appear in media res.  We get it he’s special and Superhuman, so just drop him in and let the story start with no explanation necessary!

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Ten Young Crushes

Previously, in Ten Women in Ten Minutes, I provided a list of women I currently find aesthetically amazing. Today I present ten nationally known women I grew up adoring from afar. I chose the image you see below that best match my memory of the crush. I realize there isn’t much racial or ethnic diversity here, but television and the movies were not terribly integrated in the 1970’s and 80’s. Let’s make it perfectly clear these fine women were not masturbation fodder because that is an entirely different list! 

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