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Definition of a Superhero

How to do you define a superhero? In the Superhero genre there are many characters that are classified as superheroes and do not have any superpowers. The most obvious example is Batman and Ironman. They are insanely rich men that … Continue reading

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What defines a super hero?

How to do you define a superhero? In the Superhero genre there are many characters that are classified as superheroes and do not have any superpowers. The most obvious example is Batman and Ironman. They are insanely rich men that … Continue reading

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Emotional Investment

After the class on Fandom I thought about it and wondered how can these characters invoke such emotional investment from fans? The example that comes to mind is the storm trooper story Dr. Bart Beaty shared in class. The storm … Continue reading

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The Canadian Influence

Today I watched a show on the history channel and learnt about comics in the superhero genre; more specifically it had to do with Canadians and Canadian influence. For instance, Joe Shuster, co-creator of superman, was a Canadian he lived … Continue reading

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Suspension of Disbelief

What I find most interesting is that individuals try to argue or debate fantastic elements of comic books. This being said, reading a comic book is not much different than reading a non-fiction sci-fi novel or watching an IMAX movie. … Continue reading

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