Superhero stories tend to frequently or even heavily involve the presence of the police. Part of this might be by their nature: at the end… Read More »How to avoid or minimize using the police in superhero stories?
Last week, Marvel announced a revival of its 1990s series “The New Warriors.” The original series featured a team of then-new heroes (hence the name);… Read More »Thoughts (and concerns) about Marvel’s new New Warriors
Back in 2018, I wrote a post about who I consider to be the most popular superheroes. While it’s been a popular post, the movies… Read More »What are the most popular superhero movies outside North America?
A frequent aspect of superhero stories seems to be that the government isn’t capable of stopping some villain or other threat on its own. The… Read More »Public sector heroes: Superheroes backed by the government
Black superheroes having electrical powers has become a well-known cliche by now. I look at some possible reasons why so many Black heroes have this power.
Who’s the wealthiest superhero comic character is a subject of frequent debate. However, the salaries of superheroes who aren’t one percenters isn’t discussed as often.… Read More »What are the salaries of non-wealthy superheroes?
One of the most famous superhero tropes is the concept of the sidekick. Traditionally, superhero sidekicks are usually a teenage, less-skilled, and/or less-powerful apprentice to… Read More »What killed off traditional superhero sidekicks?
A look at six times superheroes like Superman, Batman, and Captain America have been used to comment on social issues.
For decades, fans have debated who the most popular superheroes are. The “Big Two,” DC and Marvel, are more than glad to feed into this… Read More »Marvel’s films outgross DC’s; Batman’s films are the most popular
Finally hitting the 21st century, here’s my favorite superhero TV show/movie openings for the 2000s and 2010s. I’m combining the two given there’s fewer choices… Read More »The best 2000s/2010s superhero TV show or movie openings