Wonder Woman As An Icon

Okay, we all know Wonder Woman is probably one of the most important female figures in comics, even if she wasn’t the first. But, before we get into all of that, I’d like to introduce the man (yes, man) who created her: William Moulton Marston. Marston was a...

Anti-heroes: A Necessary Evil?

When nineteenth century English poet Lord Byron created the protagonist of his epic poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, he gave birth to what we now know as an anti-hero or Byronic hero. An anti-hero, unlike a standard hero, lacks conventional heroic attributes, like...

Beyond the Mask: The Importance of Superheroes in American Culture

There may seem to be a recent influx of superhero merchandise in stores or superhero movies in theatres, but the fictional men and women whose faces adorn lunch boxes and t-shirts everywhere have been part of American culture for over seventy years, thanks to people...

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