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<< Feb 13, 2008 @ 17:09 >>

I have to wonder if comic books aren't the blame for the apathy of Generation X?

X-Men is on TV right now. I tuned in just to catch the scene where the Senator is addressing the chamber about the threat of Mutants.

I mean, it isn't a very tough metaphorical stretch to garner that Stan Lee is talking about the mutant in all of us and the outcasts of society, and how the majority can marginalize and oppress. I'm sure he felt like a mutant growing up. A lot of us do.

But in real life, there are no super heroes. There is no Professor X or Wolverine fighting for anything good in this world. And I don't think the analogy translates so well in the other direction. I don't think everybody looks in the mirror and sees their own personal mutant super hero. I think these Generation X-ers who read these comics came to think that there'd always be somebody else out there to fight their battles for them, and that everything would just be ok in the end.

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February 15, 2008 @ 21:17:12

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

Um, you should probably read this article: http://articles.citypages.com/2008-01-16/feature/superheroes-in-real-life/

Also, happy birthday.

February 16, 2008 @ 09:12:33

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

"They create heroic identities with names like Black Arrow, Green Scorpion, and Mr. Silent, and wear bright Superman spandex or black ninja suits."

Much like early Batman or Spiderman, I bet they are also viewed as enemy by the police. Hope they can afford bullet proof vests. Cops don't view people running around in ninja suits nicely these days.

February 18, 2008 @ 22:28:02

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

Darling, you've become positively optimistic!

The revolution will not be televised. Especially not if you're in the Middle East, North Africa, or parts of Asia and trying to watch it on youtube.


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