Nature, Nurture, and the Kryptonite Bomb

Superherologist | May 23, 2011

(continued) Across media and throughout alternate histories, be they parallel universes, divergent timelines, or “imaginary stories,” one story after another suggests that Kal-El grows up to be the hero Superman because of how his adoptive parents raised him on Earth. Raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent in heartland, U.S.A., he becomes Superman. If raised instead [...]

Before Tragedy, What Prepares the Future Heroes and Villains?

Superherologist | May 22, 2011

During our WonderCon panel (“Trauma and Superheroes – To Become a Hero or a Villain?”), my colleagues Robin Rosenberg and Andrea Letamendi discussed how repeated trauma and stress will affect people like police officers, war veterans, and crime victims, including what role those play in nudging people into post-traumatic stress disorder or post-traumatic growth. Will [...]

Interview: Villain (Zuda Competitor Greg Smallwood)

Superherologist | December 19, 2009

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Each month DC Comics pits comics creators against  each other to compete for a contract producing their webcomic series for DC’s online division, Zuda Comics. This month two different entries focus on costumed superpeople, and this week we’re interviewing the creators of both. A few days ago we spoke with Luciano Vecchio whose work The Unseen Tribe [...]

Interview: The Unseen Tribe (Zuda Competitor Luciano Vecchio)

Superherologist | December 15, 2009

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Our series of interviews with competitors in DC Comics’ monthly Zuda contests continues this week with a pair of interviews with current competitors, featuring the creators of comics featured costumed superfolks. Later this week we’ll speak with Greg Smallwood, creator of Villain, but let’s start with Luciano Vecchio about his work, The Unseen Tribe. Llama: [...]