Hero Wisdom

Steve Ditko, Spider-Man, and how fighting for others makes us stronger (literally)

In tribute to the work and legacy of Steve Ditko, Pop Mythology style, let us look closely at on one of the best sequences that Ditko ever created for his greatest character, Spider-Man, which is also one of the greatest moments in comics period. And let us mine it for the Hero Wisdom it offers us.

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Your Superhero Origin: Introduction


Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of interlinked pieces that will be posted under the unifying title and category of Your Superhero Origin. Originally, it was intended to a book, and essentially it still is. I initially had plans to self-publish this book, both for the desired speed …

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Thanos, Taoism, ‘Infinity War’ and the road towards true sustainability

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'Avengers: Infinity War' and the compelling nature of Thanos's argument, has left many fans wondering, "Is Thanos right?" But aside from the question of whether he is right or wrong, there is an altogether problem: his plan just wouldn't work the way he wants it to.

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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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