Chris Fluit's News posts – December 2010 Archive (5)

Contradicting Conventional Wisdom

 

I don’t care all that much about what everybody else thinks.  I’ll make up my own mind, thank you very much.  Sometimes that means I find myself defending what’s popular because I don’t automatically reject the mainstream just for being the mainstream.  And sometimes I find myself in the minority, honestly liking and earnestly defending something that the majority decries as…

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Added by Chris Fluit on December 31, 2010 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

My Christmas Wish List

I’m in pretty good shape right now. I have a full closet of clothes, more comics than I can read and a nice stack of new books sitting on my shelf. I don’t really need anything. Yet every comic book I read reminds me of another one I’m interested in. Every novel I read reminds me of something else I want to…
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Added by Chris Fluit on December 23, 2010 at 6:45pm — 5 Comments

Panning a Story Before It Comes Out

Every once in a while, I’ll come across a great title for an article or a discussion thread; then I’ll start to read it and discover that the article or discussion wasn’t what I thought it would be.  On those occasions, I like to write the article I wish I had read, or hopefully launch a discussion in the direction I…

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Added by Chris Fluit on December 17, 2010 at 8:57am — 11 Comments

Keeping Up with Comics

I had an epiphany the other month. It wasn’t anything earth-shattering. And, honestly, it’s an epiphany I’ve had before. So it’s more like a repiphany.

Here it is: I can only keep up with so many comics.

I was reminded of this following a conversation with a friend. We had taken a family vacation to Washington DC this past summer and were staying just outside…

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Added by Chris Fluit on December 10, 2010 at 8:45am — 15 Comments

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Wolverine’s Villains

Wolverine is unique among superhero superstars. The other big heroes (Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, etc.) all started out as solo heroes and then were added to teams like the Avengers or the Justice League of America based on their popularity. But

Wolverine started out as a member of a team. He wasn’t even the star of the team when he started. He was the foil who moved up to favorite and finally graduated to superstar status.



For that reason, Wolverine…
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Added by Chris Fluit on December 3, 2010 at 10:25am — 6 Comments

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