Saturday, April 20, 2013

The (Comic) Book Was Better - Under the (Red) Hood

I hear there used to be an old saying about comic books, how only three characters ever stayed really and truly dead: Uncle Ben, Bucky and Jason Todd.  Well, in January 2005, Marvel decided to stomp all over that axiom by resurrecting Bucky Barnes as the slightly unstable and infinitely more complex Winter Soldier.  The very next month, DC followed suit by resurrecting Jason Todd as the slightly unstable and infinitely more complex Red Hood.  I eagerly await the day when Marvel revives Uncle Ben only for DC to overshadow this event by reviving Thomas Wayne, but until then, let’s talk about Jason Todd and how both comic and cartoon have handled his return.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


I guess if you want to get picky, Highlander isn’t your typical superhero movie.  There’s no aliens or adoring/condemning public or big flashy costumes, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone refer to the title character as a superhero.  Then again, it does feature a good guy fighting a bad guy, rescuing damsels in distress and generally being a broody loner, so I say it counts.