The Superheroes – Other Themes

The Mighty Thor is a character straight from Scandinavian mythology.

Odin – Wotan – Wednesday
Thor – Tor – Thursday
Freya – Friday
Tyr – Tuesday

God and God-like Powers

Captain America and Superman were patriotic heroes and they had superpowers. They had godlike powers. In the story of Thor, the comic book character is stolen directly from Scandinavian mythology and placed in a comic book in modern New York.

Does the most powerful nation on earth dream of godlike power?

Cosmic Wisdom and Beings from the Center of the Universe

Superman came from another planet which was more advanced than this planet. Many superhero stories feature beings from other worlds. Do these represent encounters with other cultures and the realization that the United States is not the center of the universe?

Green Lantern

Green Lantern came from a planet at the center of the universe.

By authority of the mystic guardians of the universe …

Hal Jordan test pilot becomes …

Green lantern – Guardian of the Galaxy.

galaxy
planet
solar system

There may be only moments.

We must warn Green lantern!

high above planet Earth
deep below planet Earth

Green lantern in his guise of Hal Jordan test pilot gets the message.

Do you always get your messages or do you miss some?

Evil Star has escaped!

The Submariner – a Hero from the Bottom of the Sea

Prince Namor came from the sunken continent of Atlantis.

Do you know about Lemuria, Atlantis, Mu, Tamil Nadu and other sunken continents?
What can you tell us?

Write your answer at the sunken continents page.

The Theme of Social Inclusion

Over a period of two the dominant white male culture of mainstream America (USA) began to include people from other groups of society. In a multi-cultural society like the US, social inclusion is an important goal. Colored people, women and handicapped people were represented in this new literature. Daredevil was a blind superhero. The Falcon was Captain America’s Afro-American partner. Female characters like Supergirl and Catwoman etc etc became common.

include – inclusion – inclusive
exclude – exclusion -exclusive


Can you see any problems here?

Captain America and the Falcon
The Cisco Kid and Pancho
The Lone Ranger and Tonto

Marvel and DC – Two Universes

The centralization of ownership of the media is a worrying phenomena in all countries. Here too the market was dominated by two large companies, DC comics and Marvel.

The Flash

The Flash was one of the more interesting characters in the DC line-up.

The theme of science and technology was strong again.

flash

Link to the Change Page

Godspell

World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

Lesson One: Cooking in English – The Food Page

Lesson Two: Family and Relationships – The Family Page

Lesson Three: Relaxation and Enjoyment – The Fun Page

Lesson Four: Things you Have to do – The Work Page

Lesson Five: Time and Money – The Money Page

Lesson Six: Art and Love – The Heart Page

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