CONTEST/HIGH CONCEPT CHALLENGE: High Concept Challenge #10: The Immigrant Experience

Jamas Enright thad at
Wed Jun 9 11:59:18 PDT 2010

On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Dave Van Domelen wrote:

>     Comics have plenty of examples, going back to Superman or even beyond,
> of superheroes who are exiles, refugees or foundlings...unwilling
> immigrants.  But there are far fewer examples of superheroes or supervillains
> who intentionally uproot themselves and leave their homes behind.  It's that
> sort of immigrant-on-purpose who should be the focus of a HCC10 story.

You mention Superman... but when he moved from Smallville to Metropolis,
was he a willing immigrant then?

And how far is the willing/unwilling line blurred? "Hero espcaping his
past" is a good motivation, but is that unwilling? Or is it that the hero
could have stayed there, with bad associations, but instead chose to move
make the hero willing?

(Really should write to one of these challenges at some point.)

Jamas Enright
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