Merry Christmas to all that choose to celebrate it.
YouTube lightened up their content policies and my Sparks documentary is available of their site for the very first time! I made this found-footage documentary for a journalism class my junior year of college in 2010. Check it out!
Hey Marvel, why don’t you want all the money? Aunt May: Assassin! C’mon, it’s been 40 years, how has this not been the greatest series of them all?
Take away the fights, take away the wonderful art, take away everything that’s bizarre and beautiful about the genre, this is why I will always love superhero comics.
This is all I want out of Superman stories, a man trying to do his best to make the world a better place for others.
When the character is brought down to such simple, human, relatable terms (instead of the Kryptonian God trying to struggle with his humanity that so many writers find interesting for reasons I can’t even begin to fathom), it makes the reader realize that we all can be Superman. We all can use whatever gifts were were born with (or advantages or privileges) to try and help people.
Lex Luthor is an inversion of the American Dream. In any other story, he’d be the hero. He earned his power. He worked his way up from poverty to become a success, but because he chooses to use his (wholly earned) power to exclusively help himself, he is the villain.
Superman may not have chosen to have great power. He has chosen to help people, and that’s something we all can do.