Our favorite fictional heroes are skilled at fighting the good fight, overcoming unbeatable odds and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Some of them, though, also know how to calculate their initiative bonuses… Welcome to Ten Things!
There are as many approaches to the hero game as there are heroes. But that doesn’t mean that they’re all equally noble…
The major problem of time travel, as a great mind was once heard to remark, is not the that of becoming your own father or mother, but in fact one of grammar. That’s even more difficult when the trip will would have been one way… Welcome to Ten Things!
The thing about super-powers is, one does not have to be a superhero to have them… Don’t believe me? Welcome to Ten Things!
The joy and the curse of the brilliant cartoon ‘The Venture Brothers’ is in its use of iconic characters to tell stories that are nothing like you’ve seen before. That’s where things start to get really weird… Welcome to Ten Things!
Sometimes our favorite superheroes can look alike… Sometimes competing publishers can even have characters that sound alike… But the resemblances between our favorite cape-and-tights folk doesn’t end there. Welcome to Ten Things!
The use of retcons, or retroactive continuity, may be seen by some as proof that a story or trope was broken from the get-go. We say, au contraire! Sometimes going back to make adjustments to a narrative is not only a good idea, it’s absolutely NECESSARY. Welcome to Ten Things!
It’s a commonly repeated aphorism that William Shakespeare created a ridiculous number of words, many of which are still in use today. From eyeball to compromise to obscene, the Bard shaped our language, and his naming conventions even shaped the superheroes that were to come… Welcome to Ten Things!
Destiny can be a harsh mistress. For instance, what were the odds that Otto Octavius would end up with eight limbs? Or John Henry Irons eventually getting covered in Steel? At least little Eddie Nygma has the excuse that his name created an obsession with riddles, but none of that explains Roy G. Bivolo… Welcome to Ten Things!