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Superheroes and Spies

Author's note: I originally wrote this piece for as an article for The Odyssey Online when I was writing weekly articles for that site. I never got around to publishing it there, but thought some readers may find the ideas interesting. Superhero movies and James Bond-style spy movies may not sound very similar at first. …

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Why We Shouldn’t Forget Adam West’s Batman

“Confound it! The batteries are dead!” I chuckled a little as I watched Batman (played by Adam West) look from the useless gadget in his hands to the torpedo dashing toward him and Robin. Yes, it’s a silly joke. Adam West himself admitted the 1960’s “Batman” TV show and movie were supposed to have a …

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How Do You Defeat Superman Without Even Touching Him?

In my latest article, published by Area of Effect magazine, I discuss a 1980's comic book story where Superman's friend arrive at his Fortress of Solitude ... to discover someone's defeated him. Without using Kryptonite. Along the way, I discuss how the past creates who we are today, and how we can reconcile with it. …

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