Monday 30th May 2016,
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Stir the Pot Saturday: Week 26

Jeff Hill 06/29/2013 Features, ZDONOTUSE

Welcome back, everyone! Just a quick reminder of what our goal for each and every Saturday is: Stirring the pot is the act of causing trouble for the sake of your own amusement. So we here at Comic Booked would like to formally invite you to discuss, debate, and start some shit talkin’ about the characters, the creators, and the storylines given to us from the industry we all know and love, hate, and love to hate. So let’s quit wasting time and start the mud (or web) slinging!


This Saturday’s question: Which character has the best origin of all time?

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Is Spider-Man’s origin and theme universal? Does your inner child (or adult) relate with the tragedy and triumph of Batman? Do you wish the Fantastic Four was your family? Is Captain America’s beginning never going to be outdated? Is Superman’s origin the most epic thing you’ve ever read? Can anyone ever top the story of the man who would become Wolverine? Can Magneto’s origin make up for some of the things that he’s done? Were you shocked when you first read the story of how Tony Stark became Iron Man? Wonder Woman’s creation make you believe in magic? Were you rooting for Harvey Dent as the district attorney of Gotham City before he became the villain Two-Face? Or did I forget to mention your absolute favorite character and his or her origin tale?

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So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?

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About The Author

Jeff Hill is a moderately reformed frat boy turned writer/teacher living the dream in Lincoln, Nebraska. He does freelance work and writes fiction, none of which is about corn or the husking of corn. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Plus, he's the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked. So that's pretty neat, too.

  1. kcassidy 07/02/2013 at 3:09 pm

    Magneto's origin in the "Testament" miniseries was great. I really loved it. As well, "Red Skull Incarnate" was great as well. Looking back at long-time characters and showcasing their origin without retconning everything was a lot of fun.

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