Tag Archives: Marvel

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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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

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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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