10 April 2012

Annotation of Andrea Kuszewski's Blog Post

Kuszewski, Andrea. “Walking the Line Between Good and Evil: The Common Thread of Heroes and Villains”. Scientific Americans. , March 31, 2011.

Kuszewki's blog points out that comic books tend to focus on the battles between super heroes and villains; in other words, good and evil. It also points out that in reality villains and heroes aren't so different after all; in fact, the people who tend to do the most heroic things usually straddle the line between good and evil. This relates to my research topic because it explains that heroes and villains should not be held at opposite sides of the spectrum. In order to help superheroes become literary characters they must become more realistic. Maybe, changing the stereotypical “good guy” superhero into someone not so good who does heroic things might do that.

2 comments:

  1. Not bad.

    If this is your new topic, you need to read all the Frank Miller and Alan Moore superhero comics you can find. This is exactly what they did with superheroes in the 80s.

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  2. Yes, this my new topic. I will for sure look into that.

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