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Superheroes Just Aren’t Meant for Live Action Television

April 4th, 2011 by Isaac Buchoff on Isaac Buchoff's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

This isn’t really a reflection on anything we’ve learned, but more a pissed off rant that’s been brewing inside me for months, nay, years.
Superheroes have been the subjects of television shows for quite a while now. The Adventures of Superman aired as early as 1952, followed by Batman in 1966 and Shazam!, The Incredible Hulk, and [...]

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Tags: superheroes·television·TV·live action·No Ordinary Family·Heroes·The Cape·wonder woman

Gerald McBoing-Boing: Your Typical Superhero

by Isaac Buchoff on Isaac Buchoff's Blog · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Gerald McBoing-Boing is very much a superhero origin story. His beginnings were simple and without explanation, but it seems he’d fit right in at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
Gerald, much like many superheroes, was born as a seemingly normal child in a middle class background. At a young age, his power began to unexpectedly manifest. [...]

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Tags: Gerald McBoing Boing·superheroes·X-Men·origins·Animation