Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Spider-Man made me gay

Well, no, not me, so much, but well, here is an image that a buddy of mine sent me that apparently came from the floor of the recent San Diego International Comic Con. I’m not entirely sure why he chose to use the, ah, interesting colors for his costume, but yea, it certainly is “festive” ain’t it?

And while I’m talking about ComicCon, I thought that I would add in this story that my son shot over to me today, also from ComicCon.

POW! ZOWIE! Scholars discover the comic book.

(Oh yeah, before I go on, I have to tell you that I HATE with a passion funnybook news stories that use “Pow”, “Bam”, “Zap”!
San Diego - Amid the spectacle of the world's largest comics convention, tens of thousands of attendees had Batman on the brain.

But only graduate student Kate McClancy came armed with an analysis of how an asylum in the Caped Crusader's world reflects the American debate over treatment of the mentally ill.

It's an obscure topic, to be sure. But Ms. McClancy's treatise was right at home at Comic-Con International, which was held here this past weekend.

You can read the rest of that story here.


Tommy said...

There was something on TV about Batman's villains and their psychological profile so to speak, i.e. they had professionals analyzing the Joker and I'm assuming at least 2 - 3 other villains before that (I missed the beg.)

Robert J. Sodaro said...

The History Channel (I believe) has been running a pair of specials all month on the tech of Batman and the Psychology of Batman, they usually run the two one-hour specials back to back. I saw them both and they were both very good.

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