What followed was basically Girls with superpowers.
Author: Henrik Magnusson
It’s still a more satisfying fight than anything Floyd Mayweather is in.
Cashing in on the blaxploitation fad by tossing a street-smart, jive-talking superhero up against the usual mix of comic book villains, which at the time were mostly campy, color-blind disco rejects.
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The problem with the character was that the writers had apparently never seen a Latino person outside a Death Wish movie.
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Batman barely made an effort to catch this guy, presumably thinking it was all some sort of Make-A-Wish thing for a terminally stupid patient.
What you need to do is dig into the archives and pull out one of those disposable alternate universes you guys used to have. The unique and creative ones, not the ones which were just a way for Superman to bone both Lois Lane and Lana Lang.
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“It’s alright to cry. I know you miss the touch of your incestuous man-child husband.”
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Sometimes it seems like Jor-El sent his son to Earth because he foresaw what a rancid sack of dicks he was going to turn into.
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Unfortunately, DC decided that what the fans enjoyed wasn’t the social commentary and subversions of standard superhero archetypes, bur rather that they were super violent and needlessly dark and poorly proportioned.
Werewolf rodeos never really caught on as a national pastime.
With superhero fiction in its infancy, a lot of the early stories starring our heroes haven’t aged well, and not just because of the minstrel show-levels of racism.
Expressionist film is incredibly high concept, and trying to mix that with the over-the-top nature of superhero characters is like trying to perform heart surgery with a chainsaw–technically possible, but you’re more likely to end up with a gross mess and a mountain of lawsuits.