1. Let’s not argue now about high vs. low culture. I’m in the midst of writing a post on T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land; its beauty and depth are kicking my butt. But on the road from Tony Stark’s (pretty racist) origin fighting a bunch of commies to a world where can be just as artful as stories without drawings, something remarkable happened.

    The nerds won. Our dorky compulsions and secret loves have blossomed into everyone’s entertainment. Think of the huge followings garnered by The Walking Dead (originally a graphic novel) and Game of Thrones (not a comic, but something that would have been considered major dork-fodder in years past). I have no idea if this is a good thing. But I am happy to have the extra company and to see my favs come to life in big-budget Hollywood productions.

    — Rise Of The Superheroes: Winners And Losers : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture

  2. DC Comics

    science fiction

    pop culture

    nerd culture

    Marvel Comics