Cover image of the Joker taken from Pixabay.

The Appeal of the Joker (Part 1 of ?)

Hello, everybody! Sorry to get this one out late, but life is busy and I’m going to be falling back on previous work for the remainder of the week while I get caught up with other things. Here is my first post about the Joker from Sourcerer:

What is it about the Joker?

 

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The Appeal of Mr. Freeze

Here’s another throwback to my glory days at Sourcerer writing my weekly Batman column. Enjoy, and keep warm!

Mr. Freeze: The Most Sympathetic of Batman’s Villains

 

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The Appeal of Sinestro

Further breaking the mold (and taking a day off from the Appeals blogging), here is another reblog throwback to one of my other pieces at Sourcerer: a character description post about Sinestro from 2015.

via Blogging A to Z Day 22: Sinestro

 

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The Appeal of Bruce Wayne as Batman

For the weekends, I want to make throwback posts to my earlier pieces that will fit nicely into the theme of this series. Enjoy!

“Why do we love Bruce Wayne?” at Sourcerer:

https://wp.me/p44GO7-m0

 

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The Appeal of Hellboy

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Hellboy cover image taken from Goodreads @ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/102458.Hellboy_Vol_1?from_search=true

With a new film out, and this being the 25th anniversary of the character’s introduction, this week seemed like a good time to address Hellboy.

With Hellboy, Mike Mignola demonstrates a professor’s level of knowledge of history, myth, and folklore. Synthesizing this knowledge with elements inspired by Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft, Mignola has created a mythology of his own beyond comparison in comics and dark fantasy literature. And with that, nearly ever single compelling character of the story is in some way a monster, whether it be Abe Sapien the fish man, Roger the golem, or the half-demon Hellboy himself.

But it is also the heart of Mignola’s story to disregard that outward appearance and examine a character’s soul. Hellboy is a wonderful story about birth not defining a person’s worth, and outright thumbing one’s nose at destiny. Hellboy is a hero through and through, self-sacrificing and humble. Reading his comics chronologically, you can follow his incredible jaunt from one corner of the earth to another, to the bottom of the sea, and even into hell itself. And at every step along the way, moral choices follow him, and he ultimately proves his essential humanity through them.

 

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