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WHY SPIDER-MAN BEING RICH IS A WORSE TREATMENT OF AN ICONIC CHARACTER THAN CAPTAIN AMERICA HAILING HYDRA

So, as the last comic book fan with a blog to express an opinion about Captain America: Steve Rogers No.1, I thought it’s probably necessary that I have a suitably clickbait-style headline so that people might pay some attention. For what … Continue reading

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FROM THE FUNNY PAPERS: SPANDEX, ADD, THE NIGHTLY NEWS & MARIJUANAMAN

If Britain were going to have a superhero team made up of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual characters, then you’d expect them to live in Brighton. It’s the obvious choice. But that’s about the only predictable thing in Martin Eden’s … Continue reading

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FROM THE FUNNY PAPERS: FEBRUARY 2012

One of the things that I’ve got back into thanks to the purchase of a tablet is regularly reading comics bought via Comixology. Having got the taste electronically, I’ve also started to pick up a number collected editions and graphic … Continue reading

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IRON MAN: CAPITALIST ICON?

Jonathan McCalmont’s always provocative SF Diplomat blog has published an interesting piece on Iron Man. His reading of early Iron Man as a straightforward, modernist, anti-communist hero is perfectly defensible, but I’ve felt there was always something more to Iron … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK POLITICS

In a recent review of Heroes in The Times, Kevin Maher argued that it was a sign of the fundamental decline of American politics that superheroes were being used to address serious political issues. Can superheroes do politics? Does the … Continue reading

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