Wednesday, November 3, 2010

`Superman on the Couch'

Danny Fingeroth `Superman on the Couch' confirms the basis of Superman and other heroes in Jewish and Eastern mythologies. He takes a look and discusses what superheroes tell us about American society - the aggression and means of power of a country that intends to save and protect the world.

The book covers the origins and conclusions of all the major comic book heroes, like X-Men, Batman and Superman. It also extends a little into the history of the authors and publishers of these comic books. There are many interesting points brought up, such as that Superman and other hero characters were orphans, and that some were amazing feminine superheroes like Wonder Woman, Xena and Buffy. The groups like the Justice League of America, the X Men, and the Fantastic Four were interesting because Superheroes in some way reflect how we see the possibilities of our own abilities, while also recognizing our limitations.
Personally I related to Superman as being an outsider, an immigrant with a secret and dual identity.

I had select for you to see, some popular Mexican cartoon characters that I grew up with as a child in Mexico

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