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The Gritty and the Real: Unpacking the Realism Trope in Superhero Films

The only thing that can be done with film better than comics is spectacle. Thinking otherwise betrays a lack of respect for comics, and a pretentiousness about film.

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Why Superman Fails As a Video Game Character

A test of Superman is a test of selflessness and our expectations of a being that is completely selfless, despite his omnipotence. And, perhaps, selfless behaviors are just not that much fun to enact. Who wants responsibility to others to exclusively motivate play?

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The Divine Spark That Became 'Superman''

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster caught lightning in a bottle. One good idea turned their lives around. Then, it turned their lives upside down.


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