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Comics Are Great! 79 – The Final Superhero Discussion with Dan Mishkin and Dean Trippe

July 19, 2013 by  
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Superheroes! Batman! Superman! Dean Trippe! Dan Mishkin, and more! Over the past years we’ve seen more and more summer blockbusters featuring superhero characters and stories. Are they just fashionable again, or is there something to these kinds of stories that connects us to them? What characterizes an effective superhero story? I’m grateful to be joined […]

Penciling a new comic

March 25, 2013 by  
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Some in-progress work on the latest edition of CPTN SRSLY and the SUPER MASTER SENTINELS, a comic I do every year for a non-profit organization in Michigan. I was hired to create a super hero series for 3rd-5th graders that features exciting adventures with underlying positive messages. Much like the old Filmation He-Man and the […]

Are you for Superman or Batman?

February 9, 2013 by  
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http://comicsaregreat.com/kcr07 What makes superheroes so compelling? Gregg Schigiel of the Stuff Said podcast helps us get to the bottom of this by leading off with a simple question: which superhero is your favorite, and why? Is it mythology? Power fantasy? Or is it just fun to see big muscley guys punch and blast each other? […]

KCR! 07 – Superheroes with Gregg Schigiel

February 8, 2013 by  
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Spider-Man! Avengers! Hulk Smash! Stuff Said, and more! For a long time superheroes were synonymous with kids’ comics. Many of us fell in love with the medium through the genre. But why are superheroes so compelling? Is it wish fulfillment? Do they operate as modern mythology? Or is it as simple as the joy of […]