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The Pony with a Thousand Faces: My Little Pony and the Hero’s Journey

(Video Link) In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, anthropologist Joseph Campbell summarized myths and literature from cultures around the world as a “monomyth”–a literary pattern that forms the basis for thousands of different stories about heroes. Campbell’s work has had a tremendous influence on modern day storytellers, including Richard Adams to George Lucas. The hero is [...]

Link Latte 191

#191 – Week of November 7, 2012 Here’s who should’ve been elected – [The Hero!] Amazing List of Disney’s Historic Failures – [interesting] Spaceship House Built Outside Moscow – [pics, transl.] Stunning Surreal Art: Igor Morski – [wow art] Have fun exploding nuclear bombs & supervolcanoes – [cool site] SuperStratos: Impressive Huge Futuristic Plane – [scifi art] Super-Bizarre Flower Structures – [futurism [...]

CONTEST: Create Your Own Superhero, Win Stuff!

Getty Images New York Comic Con is happening this week, and Halloween is coming up—so it seems like as good a time as any to give you some superhero goodies that you can put to use on October 31st. Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, we’re giving away two Hulk prize packs—each consists of a Marvel The [...]

Wheel Clamp Man: Hero or Villain?

A caped crusader who named himself the Wheel Clamp Man found his calling when he got clamped one day. Now, the mystery man with a Zapata mustache and green leotard roams the city of [...]

Guitar Pee

Gotta pee? Urine for a treat! Men can now relieve themselves, strum a few chords, and play Micturition Hero with this: Guitar Pee, by Billboard Brasil. It’s now "touring" the restrooms of various bars [...]

5 Questions: The ‘Hero’ Quiz

Thursday’s 5 Questions offering asks you to look up into the sky. It’s a test! It’s an examination! No, it’s: The ‘Hero’ Quiz.

Ordinary Batman Adventures

Artist Sarah Johnson illustrates Batman doing what the super hero does when he’s not out fighting evil and protecting Gotham City. And they’re animated, too! Watch Batman fishing, eating ice cream, visiting the men’s room, etc. Link -via The Daily What Geek

Superhero Alignment Spectrum Chart

Have you ever wondered what hero (or villain) you have the most in common with, based on the moral choices you make in your life? Then this alignment chart should clear some things up, or show you that your fate lies in the realm of supervillainy. Based on the nine basic alignments found in Dungeons and [...]

11 Cabinet Cards Reimagined

Artist Alex Gross rejiggers and reconfigures cabinet cards from the late 19th and early 20th century, altering them to portray a contemporary comic book Super Hero. Cabinet cards were a commercial printed portrait standard back in the day. They were thin photographs mounted on cards measuring 4¼ by 6½ inches. As snapshot and personal photography became more [...]

Super Wedding

Jessica and Jonathan Carroll tied the knot in true super hero style, although DC comics might be surprised to see Superman marrying villain Harley Quinn, as the two appeared at the nuptials. Read all about it and see more wedding photos at Geeks Are Sexy. Link