META: Notes on a Genre I Love

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at
Tue Mar 10 21:23:40 PDT 2009

On Mar 10, 11:00 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at> wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 09:42:11 +0000 (UTC), Martin Phipps
> >I think you mean "not all criminals are murderers" but I wasn't
> >talking about people who shoplift: I was talking about the real life
> >equivalents of comic book villains, ie drug lords, terrorists,
> >gangsters, etc.
> But that's the thing.  Not all comic book villains are at that level.
> Many are just superpowered thieves or whatnot.  Just like real-life
> criminals - just like real-life people in general - there's a lot of
> variation.

Yeah, but a lot of the "superpowered thieves" were really silly.  I
mean, I like Stilt Man but he was silly: all you had to do to beat him
was knock him over.


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