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Superheroes on TV: Ego 

We’ve taken some dark turns in the DC realm as both The Flash and Arrow end their second and fourth seasons, respectively. Superheroes on TV takes a look at why ego is fragile and unpredictable, and we’ll also look at where this leaves us for the next seasons. If you…

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Superheroes on TV: Well Laid Plans 

Plans. Heroes and villains alike have plans; and more often than not, nothing ever goes according to them. But can heroics be boiled down to a matter of who’s the better planner? The entirety of the first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is wrapped up in stopping Vandal Savage….

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Superheroes on TV: Predictability 

I have the utmost respect for characters who mean what they say and follow through on their promises. While predictability may be frowned upon in the traditional sense, few things are more rewarding than someone who can pull the trigger when the moment calls for it. This week’s Superheros on…

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Superheroes on TV: Self Sacrifice 

This week’s Superheroes on TV sees that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has found some humanity, Supergirl learns the difference between obligation and love, and The Flash makes the ultimate sacrifice. It’s as if my complaints about collateral damage were addressed! For those of us keeping count, it has taken 12…

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Superheroes on TV: Collateral Damage 

Stop the bad guy, save the world. It’s the single most recurring theme in entertainment; from literature, to movies, and especially comics. But at what cost does putting down the villain become an acceptable number? This week, our Superheroes on TV column focuses on collateral damage and how large a…

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Superheroes on TV: Teamwork 

Superheroes are just like us! They deal with unrequited love, have bouts of over-inflated ego, and go through growing pains. The last one is especially detrimental if they don’t have a good team at their back. This week’s Superheroes on TV column covers teamwork — who’s doing it well and…