So I’ve decided I want to do a series of essays all about comics. I do. But I don’t want to get bogged down in discussing the boring minutiae of things. It doesn’t matter that Green Lantern was once an insurance adjustor, and then was a travelling toy salesman (he was also a trucker for a while). Rather, I want to discuss the core concepts of these characters. What they represent, places you can find it to read and the bigger, deeper, building blocks that make these things work even now.
I don’t know how often I’ll get to do it, I’ll try for at least weekly. But I hope you’ll find them interesting and not something you’ve necessarily seen before. At times I will even try to have other folk chime in and give thoughts on things.
Anyway, to start, I had a list of characters in mind. PLEASE in the comments give me other ideas. Some of them I have no interest in doing, but that would be rare. Anyway, here’s the batch I’m currently looking at, not in the order I’ll eventually do them:
Batman (along with both the first Robin and current one and original Batgirl)
Legion of Super-Heroes
The Fantastic Four vs. The Challengers of the Unknown