Just Like Starting Over – GGG Pondering on the Retelling of Superhero Origins

Superman

I saw the new movie Chronicle this weekend with my husband and a couple of friends. I liked it quite a bit. On the way home, we discussed what we liked and disliked about it. All of us agreed that it was, essentially the origin story for a Superhero/Supervillain pairing. That got me thinking about Superhero origin stories, the most commonly told and retold stories in any comic book’s continuity. Why is it (I pondered) that origin stories are so lovingly told, over and over again? Can they be … [Read more...]