The never-ending battle can get long and take a massive toll on the hearts and minds of our imaginary super-powered pals. And sometimes, even a superhero wants to just throw it all away… Welcome to Ten Things!
The vagaries of the superhuman lifestyle are wild and unpredictable. Sometimes you get a new suit, sometimes new powers appear out of the blue.. Sometimes you lose your powers on M-Day, then get immediately bitten by a vampire. Sometimes, though, you have that full-on Dorothy Gale ruby slippers experience. Welcome to Ten Things!
As we often note here in Ten Things corner, naming your new character is the hardest part of the equation. For every Booster Gold, there’s a Goldballs. And then, there are the characters whose names seem to make no sense AT ALL… Welcome to Ten Things!
There have been literally hundreds of comic-book companies in the near-century that they’ve existed, but if you say “The Big Two,” everyone knows what you mean. Still, in all those decades, Marvel and DC are bound to have hit on the same naming convention once or twice… But how about TEN TIMES? Welcome to Ten Things!
Let me first say this: Every comic story matters if you loved it, regardless of whether it’s ever referenced again or whether it’s even still in-continuity. ‘Course, some of them come back around, which can be especially entertaining when it comes to the alternate universes of ‘What If?’. Welcome to Ten Things!
Time Travel is a staple of our various fictional friends’ tales, whether a madman in a box, a captain sling-shotting around the sun to 1968 or a couple of righteous dudes who justwant you to be excellent to each other. But what happens when real people get involved? #TimeTravelShenanigans! Welcome to Ten Things!
The research for our latest podcast, The Legion Clubhouse (Have YOU been listening?) put me into a frame of mind to once again delve into the wacky Silver Age adventures of Superman! Rocketed from a dead planet in the summer of ’38, Kal-El crash-landed on Earth to become the legendary Man Of Steel! The Metropolis Marvel! The Man Of Tomorrow! The LAST SON Of Krypton! Well, for some values of “last”, anyway… Welcome to Ten Things!
On occasion, a hero is called to make The Ultimate Sacrifice™, giving their own life for a greater good. And sometimes, just sometimes, that hero is the only thing standing between survival and universal Armageddon… Welcome to Ten Things!
Every decade of pop culture has its indelible moments of foolishness, frippery and eminently mockable memories. The 1990s does not contain more that’s terrible, silly or indefensible than other decades, it just seems that way. Especially in terms of superhero costumes… Welcome to Ten Things!