posted on Jun, 13 2007 @ 06:44 PM
Thanks for the comments peeps. Especially to whargoul, you seem to know your stuff!
I am the first to admit.....I don't. Please don't chastise my ignorance, I am here to learn.
I have never really been much of a comic reader but have enjoyed the ones lent to me by a couple of collector friends over the years, one had his own
shop...wow, he let me read a first edition "superman" No.1 (under strict supervision, it was worth about £10,000 at the time!). I was always a
little lost when it came to borrowing from them and choosing something, and usually stuck to the classics.
It's interesting how hollywood seems to re-write the more famous of the heros to fit in with their own concepts. Even the spelling of "Spider-Man"
has been apparently"doctored"!
I started this thread to take my own thoughts a little further and to see if my view of some of the "heros" was based on some "recipe for
revenge". Although not all of the characters would have the same motivation, I did wonder just how many have lost parents at the hands of villains
and I now realise that other family members should come into the equation.
Maybe the title of this thread should have read "what drives a super hero?"
I must admit, I have got a bit bored with some of the hollywood "take-offs", especially the sequels and the sequels to the sequels!
And why DO they change important facts from the original stories, don't they realise that they wouldn't be making these films if the stories
weren't brilliant in the first place! They have to put their "stamp" on it.
Perhaps "Spiderman" makes an easier google search, or "The Punisher" lost his family on a nice sunny anonymous beach instead of Central Park
because it was too expensive and politically incorrect to be running around New York shooting the place up!
Ah well...............long live the heros, and they certainly do.
(Sidenote: how many superheros have died? The "Flash" was mentioned. Any others?)
Good stuff & thanx.