Thursday, April 17, 2008

Superhero Geekdom: The Big Three and Why

My first essay in college was about the three most popular comic book
superheroes, and why they were so. It was pretty good for a first try,
but I realized just the other day that I'd overlooked something.

My essay looked at the characters' different reasons for being appealing as being in opposition to one another.

But there's another way to look at it.

They form a troika.

From Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, 1601:


In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are
born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.


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