It will come as no surprise to those familiar with my oeuvre (yes, oeuvre. How pretentious!) that I’ve spent the last few weeks writing about two things: Superheroes and technology. In the last month, I’ve written a round-up of products announced at CES 2011, a think piece on what the end of net neutrality might mean for the average Internet user, a set of 43 hints and tips for improving Windows 7, and an Idiot’s Guide to Jailbreaking. Of course, all of those articles are in Micro Mart, so you’ll have to go and buy the magazine if you want to read them. Trust me, they were all great.
I have, however, written a lot of stuff you can read online. And that’s what’s mainly about superheroes. Tangentally, if not directly.
First, towards the end of December I wrote two things about Edgar Wright. One a brief round-up of his back catalogue (and look ahead to his future work), the other a look at some of the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them geek references in Scott Pilgrim.
Next, I did two pieces about how superheroes and video games relate to one another. The first an article on the process of adaptating superheroes to video games, the second a timeline of video-game superheroes and their evolution from derivative Superman rip-offs to moderm deconstructed superheroes.
And recently, I posted a couple of “comic geek’s reaction” articles discussion both Christopher Nolan’s choice of villain in The Dark Knight Rises, and the casting of Henry Cavill as the new Superman.
Finally, if you’re a fan of TV reviews turned around about 15 seconds after I’ve finished watched an episode, you can find my coverage of NBC’s recent Superhero Drama, The Cape. Reviews here of Episode 1 and 2, Episode 3, Episode 4 and Episode 5. Digest version: so bad it’s good, except when it’s so bad you wish the walls would spontaneously cave in around you so that you could stop watching. It’s apparently ending with Episode 10, so I’ll post the next 5 here too at some point, assuming my mental decline isn’t too rapid.