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'Black Lightning' Delivers a Jolt of Reality to CW's Superhero Lineup

The producers of Black Lightning, the new CW series based on the DC Comics character launching Tuesday, have a broader agenda than creating another fantastic world where good battles evil.

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Mischiefmaking in 'Megamind'

Supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, Metroman and takes over Metro City. Deprived of any challenge, he creates a new opponent and becomes a hero in the process.

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The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid

In costume, men retain their adult status, e.g., Batman and Superman. But their female counterparts, no matter how well suited-up for battle, are always 'girls'.

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