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#185431 - 10/07/07 10:17 AM .
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#185434 - 10/07/07 10:33 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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good subject dave,

i never had a superhero as a kid...i didn't have comic books, just tried to survive...BUT....

i do now...i went to see the Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer with my sons and found my superhero...

The Silver Surfer -

why?...strong...no fancy costume...beautiful, smooth silver...he sacrificed himself for his planet...misunderstood originally, but faced with another's demise (Earth's destruction), he again does "what is right and good", rescuing us. Big Heart.

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#185436 - 10/07/07 10:37 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! *DELETED* [Re: buzz_key]
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#185438 - 10/07/07 10:49 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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Dave,

Thanks for this, because it makes me realize that after the age of 10 I wasn't into superheroes at all. Adult men frightened me and superheroes just reminded me how helpless I was against what I thought all men wanted from me. I sought comfort in the world of cartoons instead.

Like Buzz that didn't change until I had my own son. Then I plunged into this fantasy world right up to the eyes and had as much fun with them as he did! My favorite....HAS to be Batman! And super-villian? Danny Devito as the Joker!!! \:D

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#185439 - 10/07/07 10:50 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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i dont think i had one as a child-------------------but today--------------------Gene Autry---------------he was polite pure----------------------carring-----------one heck of a person--------on and off screen-----------steve


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#185442 - 10/07/07 10:59 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: sabata]
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Dave,

I was raised in a situation where comic books were a sin or some such. Television also was not good for my child mind so that was out as well. Super hero? I didn't know what one was, but I had a fertile imagination and created my own superhero's all the time. One that would come in and rescue me from "mean" parents. Together we would have lots of fun doing various things, none of which I can remember now so many years downstream, nor can I remember any of their names. I just remember letting my mind take me away from the harshness of my life to a place where there were puppies, playing children, my "super hero", and no adults to hurt us...

John

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#185443 - 10/07/07 11:01 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! *DELETED* [Re: sabata]
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#185444 - 10/07/07 11:08 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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For me?

Bumblebee, the Transformer. The weakling with the courage of a lion and a heart to match was my role model. I always envisioned myself being just like him. No, I didn't want to save the world or destroy the bad guys. I just wanted my friends to know they could count on me. I just wanted to be the guy who was there when people were hurt.

I still find myself trying to prove that to myself today.

Bryan

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#185446 - 10/07/07 11:12 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! *DELETED* [Re: ttoon]
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#185447 - 10/07/07 11:14 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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Roy Rogers------------Dale Evens------------spelled wrong-------------------------------


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#185449 - 10/07/07 11:16 AM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! *DELETED* [Re: ttoon]
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#185463 - 10/07/07 12:15 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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Dave,

To the batcave indeed! lol

And Transformers were great fun, except that I could never get them into the shapes I wanted the way my son could. He loved seeing me fumble around!!! \:D

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#185465 - 10/07/07 12:27 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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Bryan,
I got to see that movie though, it looks like it was well done...is Bumblebee in it?


Bumblebee is in it - saw it a week or so at the imax. The review I'd read said it would bring out the 8 year old boy in any man - I loved it! Even my wife liked it, and for a 2 and a half hour smash em up, car chase, battle scene movie, that's something.

On the cautionary side, it contains a great deal of violence and I would not bring an 8 year old to see it.

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#185467 - 10/07/07 12:37 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: mike5]
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Ah, yes. The movie was quite good, but the portrayal of Bumblebee was not quite what I was expecting. He held his own in a battle against one of the Decepticons (Barricade), and that just wouldn't have happened in the cartoon. Besides...Bumblee's personality just did not fit a Camaro. He was a Volkswagon Beatle in the cartoon, and there were some contractual issues between Volkswagon and the producers of the movie. Therefore, instead of making him into a Chevette, which would have been quite fitting, they made in into a muscle car. Blech.

At any rate, I did bring my 8 year old nephew to see this. It is the third real movie he has ever been to see in a theater. In the beginning of the movie, when the first Transformer on screen actually transforms from a helicopter into a robot, he literally stood on his seat and yelled, "That was AWESOME!!"

I grabbed him, pulled him back down into his seat, and tried to whisper "shhh" to him in his ear as quitely and as seriously as I could, but I was just laughing way too hard. Seems all of the people in adjacent seats got a kick out of it too, and it was all good because he didn't make a peep for the rest of the movie.

He was fascinated by it. There was a lot of violence between robots, but three was no gore. The scene that had me the most on edge was the bedroom scene where the topic of masturbation came up. It flew right over his head. Thank goodness they didn't use any of the popular slang terms, or there might have been some uncomfortable questions on the way home.

Bryan

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#185472 - 10/07/07 12:46 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! *DELETED* [Re: BJK]
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#185474 - 10/07/07 01:24 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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Super heroes!!!

I loved Batman as a kid. I used to watch the cheesy T.V. show every day with Adam West... I tuned in "Same bat time, same bat channel" Whenever I could. I had a batman cape for a while, but a dish towel fastened around around my neck with a safety pin was nearly as good.

As I got older, I got into aquaman. I broke my arm really badly - had to have pins placed - there was no rehab, but my parents thought swimming would be good. I swam all the time - the water was so easy on my arm (throwing a ball was very difficult as my arm would not straighten). Anway, I used to pretend I was Aquaman and "save" friends who were drowning or being attacked by bad guys.

Thanks for this post... I created a great fantasy life as a kid around these guys.... Always wanted to be able to join the Justice League.

When the Xmen movies came out, I was hooked. I have seen each one several times with my kids... Sort of understand the whole mutgant thing!


Dan

The Thing freaked me out, but I was drawn to him in a creepy sort of way...

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#185476 - 10/07/07 01:33 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: dannym]
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i feel so left out. haha i didnt read comics growing up but i took a class on them in college. (yeah it totally was an english course offered at my school.) anyway it was really interesting learning about how how and why they were written.

i didnt have comic heros.. i didnt like transformers.. and this is going to sound TOTALLY gay but i idolized a lot of ballet dancers. i was an avid dancer from when i was 4 up through college and i alway was drawn to the guys in whatever ballets were playing at the time. half the time i didnt know thier names it was more of "oh that guy who danced as that role, in that ballet in that city." for me ballet was the control and balance in an uncontrolable world.


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#185478 - 10/07/07 01:45 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: Jarrad]
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I dont know if this counts.

But when i was young and going through shit, there was a boy who helped me and tried to protect me, he took a lot of shit for me and got hurt because of it.

Never liked all the super hero stuff when i was a kid, were was they when i needed them, no savior in funny costume for me, just another kid in a dark place who tried to help.

He was and still is my super hero..

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#185480 - 10/07/07 01:57 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: SEVEN ARROWS]
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Hey, Backspin, I like your superhero! That is so cool to have a commrade who was there for you.

Jarrad. I was a huge old movie watcher as a kid, and I idolized all the old Dance greats... Gene Kelly, Fred Astair, Donald O'Conner, Danny Kaye. I would watch the same movies whenever they would come on (no VCR's so I would watch the TV guide like a hawk!). I also remember watching the old Carol Burnette Show. I told my dad I wanted to be a member of the June Taylor Dancers, I thought he was going to swallow his tongue. But when I started doing musical theater in Junior High and High School, he came to every performace - and clapped the loudest!

I would like to recommend a book - The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay - won the Pulitzer Price for best novel a few years back... outstanding book that takes place during the hayday of comic book writing... some heavy themes, but excellently written. Author is Michael Chabon.

Dan

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#185481 - 10/07/07 02:12 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: sabata]
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Batman of course .Because he is the only one that is real ;\)

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#185482 - 10/07/07 02:20 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: OKIE MIKE]
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dan, omg i loved gene kelley and fred astair and all those greats. i would sit in front of the tv and learn the choreography and dance around my living room. haha. totoally funny. i forgot about that. i still watch "on the town" on a regular basis.


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#185483 - 10/07/07 02:21 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: dannym]
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I still have all my old comic books, they seemed to be the only thing I held onto throughout all the moves. Worth a pretty penny now but they sure mean much more than that.

Spidey, X-men, Thor, but number one was Iron Man, aint nothing could touch him in that armor and it seemed like it could be a possibility to build a suit of armor that no one could penetrate.

Kinda did build a suit of armor in my head I guess lol.

Thunder, thunder, thunder cats hooooooooooooooo!

\:\)

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#185486 - 10/07/07 02:38 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: mogigo]
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Jarrad, One of my wife's fantasies as a child was that she would be playing tennis, and Gene Kelly would come up to her and say, "I can tell by the way you play tennis, you're a dancer!" - Had to propose after I heard that!

Mike, my best friend growing up had all the Spiderman comics in little plastic sleeves, all in order. One day I started to take one out to read it, and he actually flew across the room and grabbed it out of my hands... "One day these will be worth a FORTUNE" he screamed at me. I asked him who would buy them, and he said "I would NEVER sell them!"


Do you ever take them out and read them?

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#185490 - 10/07/07 02:48 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: dannym]
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Hey \:\) No it's been years since I've read any of them but on occasion I'll pull them out and go through them looking at the covers. I've read them all a hundred times so just looking at the covers brings back the stories from each one. I have one Iron Man comic that has Iron Man's armor stripped from him by the Molecule man, I mean the guy controls Molecule's, that's not a fair fight. The comic still disturbs me to this day, felt so vulnerable after reading that one lol.

I'd probably do the same thing as your friend Dan if you took one of my comic's out of it's bag \:\)

Staying strong like Iron Man
Mike

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#185493 - 10/07/07 03:01 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: mogigo]
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There was a comic book store in Downtown Denver... very close to the capital building, and we would take the city bus down there on Saturdays... My friend would almost shake with excitment in that store... I think it closed down... reminded me very much of the "Comic Book Guy" scenes in the Simpsons!

I learned my lesson and will never touch another man's comic books! \:\)

Oh, and Molecule Man sucks!

Iron Man Dan

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#185494 - 10/07/07 03:02 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: dannym]
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Jarrad... On The Town? How reVOLTing! \:\)

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#185508 - 10/07/07 04:43 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! *DELETED* [Re: sabata]
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#185512 - 10/07/07 04:51 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: dannym]
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I did not begin reading comics until high school, but I was a Bat-fan. Not the Adam West show, though I did watch it. My Batman was the one from the animated series in the 90s. Dark and brooding.

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#185513 - 10/07/07 04:51 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: nicky]
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If were talking "regular guy cartoon heroes"....

OMG, I was in love with Johnny Quest...and all those incredible adventures.

Russ



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#185519 - 10/07/07 05:20 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! *DELETED* [Re: trusty]
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#185522 - 10/07/07 05:49 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: ttoon]
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first would have to be Harry Potter.

but if were talking like marvel or DC stuff it would be Batman (the real batman the serious take no shit guy, not the "robin give me my handy shark repellent" batman)

then the list would have Pokemon i loved them when i was little

Optimus Prime is for sure on the list

and i would say Dare Devil (the movie was awful though)

i loved super heroes i was the boy who lived for saturday morning cartoons.... i used to play with "action figures" for hours on end.... i found one the other day in my basement it was batman i took him to school he is in my locker a.k.a the batcave.

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#185536 - 10/07/07 06:33 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: theatrekid]
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The Flash and the Lone Ranger.


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#185553 - 10/07/07 08:17 PM Re: Super Heroes...no, really! [Re: testingWaters]
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Ok, not a typical superhero, but Kwai Chang Caine from Kung Fu. He was so mild and interspective, but mess with him and Watch out..... in SLOW MOTION.

I loved the scenes when he was in the monostary.... master Kan was so cool...

All creatures - the low and the high - are one with nature. No life is insignificant. If we have the wisdom to learn, all may teach us their virtues.... From the crane we learn grace and self-control. The snake teaches us suppleness and rhythmic endurance. The praying mantis teaches us speed and patience. And from the tiger we learn tenacity and power. And from the dragon we learn to ride the wind." -Master Kan

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