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  • Zach Freeman

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesAuthor artist and comic book fanboy Christopher Knowles knows a thing or two about the history of superheroes their creators their inspirations and the powerful draw they have on readers of all ages Tying this information in with his knowledge of the occult and pagan religions Knowles has created The Hero With a Thousand Faces the comic book version In an almost Cambellian way Knowles new book Our Gods Wear Spandex de


  • Ryan Scicluna

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesThis book has an interesting premise but somehow it falls flat Most of the things in the book are just speculation and few are actually factual things Also the concept that comic book superheroes are essentially the old gods but in new costumes and stories is not a new one There are many other books out there which elaborate on this especially Grant Morrison’s “Super Gods” I already knew most of the things in the book and anyone who might have read any book about the history of comics or pop culture might find this book repeating a lot of things as well For those wh


  • Timothy Boyd

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesWow is this a weird book The author connects comic and superheros to Freemasons Alister Crowley Rosicrucianism the Kabbalah and alot I couldn't follow much less agree with much of his logic This was one of those odd reads weirdly odd I kept reading just to see what bizarre connection was made next to me beloved comics Not recommended unless you are just looking for some really different to read


  • Peter Tupper

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesThis book argues that superhero comics and their literary antecedents are descendents of ancient tales of gods and heroes and they inspire a devotion that is literally cultish In the past century or so a lot of it comes for theosophy a distinctly modern fusion of religion and pseudo science While some of this is interesting it ignores all the other genres that have contributed to modern superhero stories including crimedetective fiction scienc


  • Dominic De Souza

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesFor years I was fascinated by this book and its implications for how much I loved superheroes The author is right that many heroes began in seedy circumstances created by people with strange fascinations and sometimes hiding their true intentions in plain sight But at the same time the whole point about generations of engagement with characters and stories means that things can evolve and change The relationships that we have with these characters is probably no longer what the original creators intended As the stories mature the audiences change and the culture flexes against the pressures of time and events the characters are re invented constantly to speak to new audiencesA perfect case in point is Wonder Woman She probably started out


  • Barbara

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesWhile claiming to have established connections between esoteric religious orders and spiritualists like Aleister Crowley to the current crop of superheroes Knowles doesn't really provide much in the way of examples He d


  • Damien

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesChristopher Knowles is an amateur historian whose tenuous connections and farfetched claims make this book highly entertaining But make no mistake I'm not laughing WITH him I'm laughing AT him Not to mention his cheap stabs at liberals and left wingers and occasional homophobic remarks they are mild but not that subtle


  • Bill Bridges

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesWho are our gods today is a uestion Jack Kirby asked himself in the late '60s His answer was the New Gods his unfinished masterwork published by DC Comics Christopher Knowles answers a different uestion Who are our superheroes The answer is that they're nothing new they're the old gods in new disguiseJung believed that when we deny the gods they disappear into the unconscious but return in new forms in our diseases for one Our aches pains anxieties failings But as Christopher Knowles so well points out in Our Gods Wear Spandex they also hide in our aspirations and hopes in the colorful tights clad inheritors of our epic tales our comic books Knowles makes a good argument for his case unraveling page by page the mystery of the hold these heroes have on usAlan Moore has scoffed at the idea that Superman


  • Wendy

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesI wanted to like this book Unfortunately it reads like it was excerpted from Wikipedia articles and I never felt the author had any real expertise or serious knowledge of the subject The work is superficial at best and in some cases wrong headed For example he lists Batman as being a Golem archetype I have no idea where he's getting that crazed idea even after reading it The Thing the Hulk maybe but BATMAN No The brief section on female superheroes focuses a great deal on two things 1 Marston who created Wonder Woman was into bondage and a polygamist and


  • David

    Summary ☆ Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes Our Gods Wear Spandex The Secret History of Comic Book HeroesIt's kind of strange to call this non fiction and yet here we areA LOT of my friends are into superheros In fact although I don't read superhero comics I DO adore the movie adaptations of them and so my friends often chat with me about the characters in depth and that is what made me pick up this book at the library and read itThe author does an amus