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The Pop Mythologist

The Pop Mythologist
The Pop Mythologist is the founder and editor of PopMythology.com. He has been a staff writer for the nationally distributed magazine KoreAm , the online journal of pop culture criticism Pop Matters and has written freelance for various other publications and websites. Connect on Google+

REVIEW: ‘Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger’ takes its Korean hero to hell and back

This hardcover volume of the 'Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger' limited series comes with a diary/essay by series creator and writer Onrie Kompan which details the long road - full of trials and setbacks - that he had to walk to bring his creative vision to life. The 'Yi Soon Shin' series is one of the most impressive achievements in indie comics, but this bonus material by Kompan should be required reading for aspiring indie comic creators everywhere.

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Black Panther: It takes a false myth of millions to hold you back

In this article I discuss the Black Panther phenomenon and suggest the ways in which, despite some legitimate criticism towards it, it is a profound and beautiful example of what I call a 'counter myth' which can inspire people who feel excluded from dominant myths or threatened by destructive myths.

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The ‘Blade Runner 2049’ replicant’s guide to being human in an inhuman world

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We are all replicants. Or rather, sooner or later we all likely to become replicants just by virtue of living in this world. In this article, I will discuss the journey of Officer K in 'Blade Runner 2049' as an allegory for a path out of slavery towards personal liberation.

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