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Faking New York in ‘The Avengers’

I used a few clips from last year’s superhero blockbuster The Avengers to illustrate the lecture I gave at the Capitalist Superheroes book launch last week, mostly because it has become the superhero film most commonly associated with ‘the Obama age,’ as well … Continue reading

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Superhero Poster Designs

Last summer was one of the biggest for superhero movies so far, but 2012 is primed to be dominated by the genre even more. Big, bad Batman trilogy-closer The Dark Knight Rises is of course the film that is anticipated most … Continue reading

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“Who Am I? I’m Spider-Man… No, wait! I’m Batman!”

The accompanying texts on cheap knock-off toys in superhero merchandising lines are often as hilarious as the liner notes on foreign bootleg DVDs. But this one (via BoingBoing) seems particularly bone-headed.

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Summer recess roundup

Having recently struggled and -to some extent- succeeded in reviving my ever-floundering blog, even attracting far more traffic than ever before after writing a post with “nudity” and “Game of Thrones” in its title, it’s now time for a brief … Continue reading

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Links roundup: Iron Man 2, Toy Story, and Vanilla Ice

Having undergone the mirthless, witless, and generally worthless Iron Man 2 recently, I attempted to write short pieces on it a few times. But I found myself overwhelmed by the staggering pointlessness of the film, and moreover somewhat disinclined to … Continue reading

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"There’s not many happy superheroes, are there?"

Finally, an amusing superhero-related YouTube clip -this one from The Ricky Gervais Show– spurs me back to long-delayed blogging. My habit of posting every link of interest that I come across to Facebook and/or Twitter is meanwhile making me re-think … Continue reading

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Picking up

 Following a slow start to this ambitious project, the increasingly burdensome sense that I should start picking up new entries on this blog has conspired with the busyness of this semester to keep this project update-free for far too long. … Continue reading

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