Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for the Professor

I Love Sci-Fi/Fantasy Because...

...of Professor X.

Marvel Comics has enriched the lives of many young minds over the years. It just wouldn't be right to wrap up my A-to-Z Challenge of why I love science fiction and fantasy and not mention Stan Lee.

Without Stan Lee and Marvel, there would be no Professor X, no X-Men at all. There would be no Hulk, no Iron Man or any of the Avengers. We'd have no Fantastic Four and no Spider-Man.

And this holds true for the DC Comics universe as well. They gave us Superman, Wonder Woman and the entire Justice League. They gave us Batman, Green Lantern and awesome villains like the Joker and Lex Luthor.

These characters have given generations decades of entertainment and escape. They have employed artists, writers, printers, distributors and so many others. They've made stars out of actors and bigger stars out of other actors.

These characters have become part of our culture, part of our identity. What child hasn't dreamed of having a super hero's super power and saving the world? Of course, Professor X's mind powers are pretty cool.

All these characters are reasons why I love science fiction and fantasy.

26 comments:

  1. Professor X was a great character

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  2. Ah yes! Nothing like a wise, classy, powerful leader in your team (just as the dwarves.)

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    1. You'll get no argument from me on that point. Definitely a man of creative vision.

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  4. And I needed all those hours spent reading comics as a kid!

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  5. When I was at boarding school in England, a friend of my parents' would send American comics for me to read. Boy did I ever get in trouble from the school staff and teachers, they considered the comics to be very low class reading and enquired if I liked people with blue hair. (Highlights in Superman's hair were often blue). What really teed me off, if my parents considered it OK, what right had the school to stop me reading them? I still love Superman though, especially with Christopher Reeve.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    1. My mother kind of felt the same way, but she preferred me reading comics over reading nothing at all. Reading is about more than simply building vocabulary.

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  6. Great choice! And the proff played by Patrick Stewart is even better.

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    1. Patrick Stewart brings class to every role he plays.

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  7. Even though I consider myself a comic book geek, I really don't know much about the Marvel or DC universes. I've always gravitated more toward Archie Comics! *shifty eyes*

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    1. Color me shocked. Your influences do show, but your style is all your own.

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  8. I think Professor X has been one of Marvel's better characters....great choice! :)

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    1. Thanks, Mark. Your approval lends credibility to my choice. :)

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  9. Stan Lee is the master. I am so jealous of his genius!

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    1. It would be great to see inside the mind of the master, find out what makes the genius a genius.

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  10. I agree with mark.... Good choice

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    1. Thanks, John. The professor was an obvious choice for my "X" post.

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  11. Hi Jeff,

    An outstanding choice for "X", good sir. Science fiction and fantasy. I share your passion for such things. I had this fantasy once about a....oh, never mind! :)

    Ever so sorry I haven't been able to keep up with commenting on here. Ironically, I'm spending a lot of time commenting on a challenge I would never participate in!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Gary :)

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    1. Yes, I've noticed how you seem to have got caught up in all this despite your desire to swim against the current. But you've held true to the course you set. A noble endeavor--in a backwards kind of way. :)

      Enjoy your weekend as well, Gary.

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  12. His power is one of my favorites from X-Men. I would love love love to be a telepath.

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    1. It would be a great power, providing you could switch it on and off.

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  13. Professor X's "mind powers" made him a true leader. Patrick Stewart's performance really brought him to life.

    Julie

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    1. Patrick Stewart's performance brings all his roles to life. He's better, I think, than he often gets credit for.

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