Top 10 List
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!
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!
What is evil? And what makes one become it? Does it require a life-altering tragedy, or are some of us ready to become bad guys because the tea was cold? What motivates one to become a villain? 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!
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!