Superheroes past and present

Jonathan Jones at The Guardian takes a comparative look at today’s superheroes and how they stack up against the heroes of yesteryear.  “Superman is Apollo and, in moments of extreme action, Hercules. Batman is Achilles. Spiderman is Mercury. On the other hand the modern heroes are truly “modern” in their capacity for introspection and doubt. Spiderman’s adolescent anxieties are a lot more troubling than anything an ancient hero would confess to.”  [The Guardian]

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