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Welcome to day 12 of [community profile] scans_daily's 30 Days of Winter celebration! Today's theme is deconstructing superheroes, comics that take apart the superhero mythos to analyze the nuts and bolts and find what makes it tick!

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Watchmen! The most well-known superhero deconstruction in comics, and certainly the most influential (though not always for the best). Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 12-issue maxiseries changed superhero comics forever with its depiction of morally ambiguous superheroes facing nuclear war in a real-world setting.

So S_D, what are your favorite superhero deconstructions?

Stick with us for all 30 days of our month-long event! Tomorrow's theme is LGBT Comics! And our full calendar can be found here!

Date: 2010-12-12 10:18 pm (UTC)
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I remember an old indie that came out in the black & white boom of the mid-80's called Power Plays, which was a fairly benign and often funny take on the whole "what if a random segment of the population suddenly got superpowers" idea. An odd little group coalesces around the charismatic and completely non-powered bookshop owner, Barker the Beagleman, who habitually wore a beagle mask even before the metahuman outbreak.

It was loads of fun, and at one point featured send-ups of Nightcrawler, Wolverine and Colossus with Three Stooges personalities.


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