Tag Archives: Superman

The Greatest Superman Story Ever Told

A few years back, I included in one of my short blog articles a reference to Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and Zach Weiner’s absolutely magnificent take on the contradictions inherent in superhero mythologies. I still consider that short satirical comic the best … Continue reading

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Superman’s Molars of Steel

While scanning the 1978 Superman movie for a few shots I need to illustrate my chapter on origin stories and patriarchal power, I suddenly noticed that the Man of Steel either didn’t bother to floss, or else he accidentally ordered a … Continue reading

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Forgotten Masterpieces #2: Popeye (1980)

In this day and age of ubiquitous big-budget comic book movies, we are used to seeing iconic comic book and cartoon characters with global recognizability and appeal featured in big-budget Hollywood adaptations. Many articles and studies (including my own book!) … Continue reading

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Superman in the real world

Saturday Morning Breakfast shows us what Superman Returns merely hinted at: that the twentieth century had problems other than crime-fighting for which his powers would come in quite handy. In this hilarious online comic strip (excerpted below), Zach Weiner establishes the … Continue reading

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On superheroes beloved… and those not so much.

Loath as I am to keep posting updates bemoaning the fact that I haven’t been adding new updates to this otherwise lovely new blog, I’m finally finding an occasion to post a few new bits and pieces on that old … Continue reading

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Here Come the Planes

Today is Laurie Anderson’s birthday. Her “O Superman” remains an old favorite that’s worth repeating in this context.

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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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