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Orphan Training

Orphan Training: An Examination of a Troubling Trope To paraphrase one of the most popular carpenters of 1st century Judea, “Suffer the little children to something something something” and, boy, did the creators of the Golden Age of comics take that to heart. But, then again, they would’ve been stupid to do otherwise once they […]

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Top 5 Superhero Sidekicks

Being a superhero is a tough gig and sometimes you need some serious backup. Enter the much beloved sidekick, the trustworthy companion and stalwart aide. Not all sidekicks are made of the same stuff, so let’s look at five who really stand out from the pack and earn their place at the side of superheroes. […]

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Sometimes Justice Must Wear Little Green Booties

Dick's Growing Pains We all know Batman, of course. Pipe-smoking millionaire who, for no particular reason, dresses in a devil-horned cowl and little purple gloves, fighting crime in Gotham with his batarangs and trusty .45. That is, I should say, the Batman as we collectively met him in 1939. As I set forth in previous […]

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