Archives For Superheroes

 

I bought a copy of this great new book for my wife’s birthday present…
 

The Caped Crusade:
Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

Glen Weldon

Hardback: Simon and Schuster, 2016
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Here is a great interview that the author did with NPR’s Audie Cornish:
 
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What Makes a Hero a Hero?
 
A Brief Review of
 

The Former Hero: A Novel
Jeffrey Allen Mays

Paperback: AEC Stellar Publishing, 2014
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Reviewed by Alicia Smock

 

Superheroes have become a big part of today’s pop culture. Not only do these supernatural beings wear the fun colorful garb and represent honor and justice like the heroes of the 20th century, but they are also developing deeper meaning. People everywhere — whether readers, viewers, gamers, etc. — are witnessing superheroes dealing with inner conflicts, not always being able to save the day, and even, sometimes, dying. But aren’t superheroes not supposed to fail? Aren’t they always supposed to fly in, beat the villain, and save the day? Jeffrey Allen Mays has taken this concept and has written a philosophical masterpiece that really makes readers think about what it means to be a true hero in his debut novel: The Former Hero.

 

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