Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Fictions Within Fictions Within Reality

Expanding on a point made a few posts ago:

in our reality, Superman, Captain Marvel, Marvelman and Miracleman are successive comic book superheroes;

in Alan Moore's Watchmen, Superman is a past fiction because pirates replaced superheroes in comics;

in Miracleman, Superman and Captain Marvel are comic book characters, Mick Anglo's Marvelman is a parareality program and Miracleman is a reality;

in Smallville, Superman is a future reality known to the TV audience but not to the characters!

Thus, Superman is the original superhero but the adaptations of the idea are extremely diverse.

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