A while back I read an article on Relevant Magazine about why we love superheroes, and what they represent in our culture. As with most commentary articles there is something interesting to be found. In this article I took away one quote that pretty sums it all up for me: "Superheroes are colorful incarnations of the human soul."
I like that.
So that's the preview. Now onto the main event. Let's see what the guys have to say about their favorite superheroes...
Hulkling and Wiccan. The first run of Young Avengers was all too short, but it was brilliant. I’m a great fan of continuity in comics, so I loved the way the Young Avengers story wove completely new characters into the great Marvel history and tied them together with such a strong “family” feel. Plus, Hulkling and Wiccan are boyfriends, and maybe you can guess that I enjoy couplings where one guy is big and green-skinned.
I hang my head in shame and admit that it’s Wonder Woman. Hang on. . .no, I’m not ashamed of that. I think she rocks. I learned Latin and Greek at school so her mythological background fascinates me as much as all the super-powered wish-fulfillment she embodies (along with nearly every other super-hero).
Wait, I have to pick one? Magik from the New Mutants. Classic plot lines of struggling with her higher nature, plus she looks so badass in a red cape and cloven hooves. I wouldn’t mind giving Thor a tongue bath. Scott Summers (Cyclops of the X-men) because I think he’d be a beast in the sack. But my dream guy would be Colossus of the X-men. He’s an artist (I love men who create visual art) and I really have to know what it’s like in bed when he turns to metal form. Uh... what happens... down there? One moment he’s all man and the next he’s a steel dildo?
Alan Moore’s V... brilliant, sexy, magickal. He is a perfect symbol and a complete monster. Give me a hero who knows the cost of things and who’s earned his Kleos any day. I’m not really a comic book guy (though my boyfriend is very much so). But I’d take V in a heartbeat, help him burn down the world, and fuck in the ashes.
I’m tossing between Spider-man and Superman and have finally decided, hell. I’ll take ‘em both thank you very much!
BATMAN! Gravely voice, all bad boy with a ton of baggage, endlessly wealthy, and covered in the latest toys. Plus, I have his underwear. (Gotta say, though, that Edmond and Damon really have me thinking now... O.O)
Now its your turn. Who's your favorite superhero and why?
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