Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
The poster named Lorendiac has been doing a series of numbered lists examining various cliches and the like that are peculiar to superhero comics.
He attempts to identify every possible, say, “excuses for bringing back a dead character” or “ways to end a superhero’s romance,” and then he proceeds to detail each one, with examples from comic books.
I think they’re entertaining reads, so I’m glad to be able to hopefully show them to some of you folks who might not have otherwise seen them (Click below for a selection of his previous lists, and check back in about a half hour for his first new list appearing on the blog).
12 Motives for Killing a Comic Book Character
17 Excuses for Bringing Back a Dead Character
16 Types of Retcons
19 Ways to End a Superhero’s Romance
22 Ways to Show a Superhero Kill Someone
9 Categories of Continuity
5 Types of Superhero Team Members
Secret Identities: 10 Ways to Unspill the Beans
Superhero Finances: 10 Situations
13 Reasons to Use a Deathtrap
14 Functions for a Superhero Costume
10 Types of Superhero Successors
14 Ways to Rehabilitate a Disgraced Superhero
14 Motives for Becoming a Superhero
12 Tricks for Keeping Superheroes Young
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