Superheroes – and villains – are more popular than they’ve ever been.
From Wonder Woman to Doctor Strange, superheroes are at peak popularity. As political orthodoxies across the world fall away, these flawed, but good-hearted characters speak to modern anxieties.
‘They call me Existential Comfort Man’.
It ain't all biff, bang pow.
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The superhero film currently appears to be the closest thing to that ever-elusive cinematic holy grail: the guaranteed box office hit.
The stakes for the Nationals in the seat of New England are extraordinarily high.
Apart from the main game, watch for the drawcard contests on Saturday night. Among them will be the performance of the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT), the battles in the Nationals’ seats of New England and Cowper…
Greens leader Richard Di Natale has his eyes on a number of Senate and House of Representatives seats.
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With four weeks to go there is still much uncertainty in this election campaign. But, so far, the Greens would be pleased with their performance.
Passing the halfway point of the election campaign, The Conversation took an in-depth look at three key seats in Victoria.
Greens candidate for Batman, Alex Bhathal, on the campaign trail at Preston Market.
The Greens, who already hold the seat of Melbourne, are making a big play for two nearby Labor-held seats – Batman and Wills.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale (right) and Greens candidate for Grayndler Jim Casey are eyeing off the inner-Sydney seat.
With the election result almost certain to be close, preferencing will play a key role, leaving the progressive parties in particular in a difficult bind.
Anthony Albanese has well-honed political skills, displayed both within the Labor Party and electorally.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is not the only senior politician having conniptions about his seat. Anthony Albanese was in his New South Wales electorate of Grayndler on Monday, the first full day…
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The Amazons of Greek mythology usually were seduced or subdued by male heroes. Wonder Woman finally overcomes this legacy.
DC has dialled up the grit, as Batman grimly faces off against Superman.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has committed performances and Zack Snyder's trademark action. But it can't overcome a confused internal logic – and has the colour palette of an ashtray.
Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze.
House of Retro
An inspiration for Batman and Superman has faded into obscurity. Can he experience a revival?
Superman’s over the hill.
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The flop of the Fantastic Four seems to suggest that viewers are more eager to embrace characters who reflect our inherently flawed humanity.
Let’s pause to consider the rich mythology of this 75-year-old icon.
This year the world’s most popular superhero, Batman, celebrates his 75th birthday. From inauspicious beginnings in a six-page comic to the transmedia anchor of one of the world’s largest media conglomerates…