Almost from the beginning of the superhero archetype, there have been the bird folk.  Black Condor!  The Falcon!  Robin!  Heck, hawks get their own entire sub-section of any superhero wiki, with Hawkman, Darkhawk, Starhawk, Hawk-Owl, Shadowhawk, Skyhawk and a literal army of guys called Nighthawk to their credit.  Even the condors of the world are surprisingly represented among those with a bird theme, as are owls, osprey, vultures, and especially eagles, leading to today’s Nelly Furtado query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) was intere Shadsted to hear my wife say that she’s be African Grey Parrot-Girl, because they’re intelligent, loyal, long-lived and able to communicate through speech, asking: Which cool avian creature would you choose for YOUR superhero bird theme? 


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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.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    I don’t know, but I do know that crows are my arch-nemeses.

    They say dinosaurs were birds, so I could be “PteranoDan.”

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