Off My Mind: Marvel & DC, Why So Many Similar Characters?

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#151 Posted by warcorpse (431 posts) - - Show Bio
@batman_is_god: Moon knight is nothing like batman
#152 Posted by name_already_chosen (177 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the OP needs to take a good literary theory class at college and learn about the notion of archetypes!

He needs also to learn about how popular culture reflects the zeitgeist -- which is why we had an era of supernatural sitcoms in the early1960s, for example (Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Addams Family, The Munsters) and an era of disaster movies in the 1970s and an era of mystical fairytale films in the 1980s and an era of . . . . you get the picture.

This idea may be new to him, but it's been openly discussed for a century now and can be traced back in the esoteric writings a few thousand years to Plato.

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