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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

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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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Why Mark Millar’s Huck is the superhero we need (and the one we can be)

Huck, from the comic of the same name by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque, is the hero we so desperately need right now. Here are the qualities that make him such a hero as well as how and why we can emulate those very qualities in our own lives and, in so doing, make our world a better place.

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