superheroes

Why Kids Need Superheroes
Why Kids Need Superheroes
There is a moment in the most recent 'Man of Steel' movie trailer that actually made me feel young. Early in the trailer we see a young Clark Kent playing in the tall grass on a perfect summer evening with his red hero cape on. It seems that even heroes dream of being heroes. And it made me think of myself in the 1980's: watching the original Richard Donner 'Superman,' running around in the red ca
Artist Dares To Imagine Female Superheroes With Clothes… On?
Artist Dares To Imagine Female Superheroes With Clothes… On?
I love comic books--Spider-man's exploits specifically--but I haven't really read them since college. Back in the 90's, we saw an explosion of talented artists throughout the industry and heroes, old and new, were re-imagined for this second golden age of comics. While the heroes became grittier and darker, the women became bombshells fighting crime, monsters, aliens, and villains in less and less