Look Up In the Sky .. It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

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Unless you were living in a cave somewhere in the desert (heck, even Osama is staying current with world events, as he's still elusive), last week (and into this weekend) was a rather intense news week .. Pope died .. Terri Shiavo died .. massive earthquake .. So I need a light-hearted post ... During my teen years, I would whileaway the days reading comic books. Some of my favorite characters were (still are, actually), click for profile: Dazzler | Karma | Snowbird | Nightcrawler Dancing SpidermanVisit this site for more superheroes of my yesteryears. Why did I read so much comic books back and relate so much to superheroes during my teen years? Teen angst .. 'nuff said. Though I don't read comic books anymore, I do occassionally flip through the comic book racks while shopping. I gave my sister my collection, and she's still keeping up with the X-Men, can you believe it?

Alpha Flight #15Alpha Flight #12Alpha Flight #6Alpha Flight #4Alpha Flight #3X-Men Graphic Novel: God Loves, Man KillsThe reason is Karma
X-Men & Teen Titans

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Anonymous Lawrence Shaver

It's too bad I stopped collecting comic books, cuz it seems like everyone's doing a live-action movie now. Remember the Hulk movies? It was so cheesey.

- Lawrence Shaver

Anonymous Claire Summers

I'm surprised that you didn't list "old school" superheroes like Wonder Woman or Superman. I tend to like those better. X-Men is nice, but they have too many problems.

Blogger Ben

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Anonymous Tina Fisher

Not sure if you read them, but Marvel's brining back Power Pack.

Blogger ding

i loved dazzler and nightcrawler. storm was my fave, though. she was the only black girl i could find!

i used to read them in junior high; i remember the boys thinking i was weird for trading with them. remember the mutants who lived underground and the woman who was their protector? (i can't remember her name - leather, not beautiful and had an uneasy relationship with the x-men.)

i think the books have gotten a little preachy for me but i still check in on them. and yes, i still read comics!

Blogger Nam LaMore

There are many more black superheroes now .. but, none of them reach the regal-quality of Storm .. but you know, Halle Berry wasn't that great playing Storm; better would have been Angela Bassett. I doubt if she would ever play a comic book character; Angela's somewhat of a snob in Tinseltown (so my informants tell me).

You might be interested in this NY Times article.

Blogger Akh

I used to LOVE the X-Men! I loved how their problems were very much dual meaning-ed... (word? i think not.) Anyway, my only beef with them is all the plot-lines, backgrounds, characters, sub-plots, history, inter-meshing of everything, etc., etc., etc.!

Blogger Nam LaMore

akh: glad to know you also enjoyed the x-men. but, i have to tell you, they really messed around with some of my favorite characters: karma has interfaith identity crisis (name is from buddhism, costume via taoism, and religion is catholicism) and mantis (prostitude-turned-celestrial madonna; is now part, or wholey, plant-based lifeform)

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