Better Make That a Plural: Abysses! Abyssies?

batman, Ben Affleck, Journalism, pop culture, Superheroes, Superman

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Did this for Yahoo before Ben Affleck re-fell into the abyss (due to Batman v Superman reviews), and then came back out of it again (thanks to the box office):


Latest Podcast: Watching Batman, Robin and Batgirl

Batgirl, Comics, pop culture, R.I.P., Superheroes, Yvonne Craig

craigAnd wondering if anything’s really changed for women and women superheroes in the nearly 50 years since the late Yvonne Craig‘s high-kicking, box-throwing debut.

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Wendy, Marvin, Wonder Dog…and Me

Me, Superheroes, TV

On Sept. 8, 1973, Super Friends debuted on ABC. On Sept. 10, 1973, I’m pretty sure I debuted in first grade. I would’ve said Super Friends had a more successful launch, considering I got punched in the face, and kept my own counsel at the lunch tables where I made do with a Thermos-full of granola and milk, except Super Friends was actually canceled after its first season (it was later revived) whereas I got to go onto second grade, where nobody punched me and I moved up to Velveeta sandwiches at lunch. Winning!

In any case, since I didn’t think anyone would care about the 40th anniversary of my elementary-school premiere, I wrote about the 40th anniversary of Super Friends‘ for Yahoo!

You’re welcome.