Based on my grown-up attitudes, it can be surprising that, as a child, I was a huge fan of Wolverine, of Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ and most of all, ‘The Dukes of Hazzard.’  That last one doesn’t have anything to do with Major Spoilers, really, I just like to make sure that people remember the adventures of Bo and Luke and how they were replaced by doppelgangers named Coy and Vance for a season.  As for The Best There Is At What He Does and The Dark Knight, part of my current issues with their portrayals comes in the repetition of stories that I found irresistable as a tween, leading to today’s hindsighted query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) had a similar issue in the early 2000s with Iron Man, but Robert Downey Jr. was able to overcome the terrible comic version of the character, asking: What character that you may or may not be embarrassed about now was your childhood favorite?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Malone_hasco on

    Absolutely no shame. But, I will say that five year old me didn’t see certain elements in He-Man that are quite apparent now.

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