Category Archives: Published in 2013

Girl on Fire

“I don’t have superpowers,” says Olivia Dunham scoffing at the notion that she was some kind of superhero. But we beg to disagree. During the five years Fringe was on TV, and here in the second of three supplemental Fringe … Continue reading

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DinahMite

People become superheroes for all sorts of reasons. Often they are motivated by an overwhelming sense of civic duty or they are possessed by superior moral standards. Some are inspired entirely by revenge. For Dinah Geof-Craigs, however, she just wanted … Continue reading

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Pride of the Valkyries

There once was a young fanboy (we’ll keep his identity secret) who diligently rated all the comic books he read on a 1-5 scale. After compiling a sizable qualitative sample, he was able to determine which series he liked the … Continue reading

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Good Company

Over the years there have been thousands of stories written about heroes (super or otherwise). From Gilgamesh to Odysseus to Kal-El to Luke Skywalker, the hero’s journey continues to be an enduring monomyth encompassing drama, myth, and ritual. In every … Continue reading

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The Greatest American Superhero Novel

We¬†don’t want to read a Hulk novel written by Jonathan Franzen. Nor do we want to see Lorrie Moore’s name listed in the table of contents of a new Wild Cards anthology. Even though Franzen and Moore are incredibly talented … Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Revolution

According to author Michael Ivan Lowell, a second Great Depression will cripple the United States in the near future. With no relief in sight, the president and congress will look for guidance from the private sector. Thus summoned, the 25 … Continue reading

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Powderpuff Girls

“Male is not the default gender for superhero,” said She-Hulk in her prose novel debut last year. And we completely agree. It’s good to see, after so many years, that writers are finally, ever so slowly, starting to address the … Continue reading

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