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  xThursday, August 01, 2002

superhero love update


Meryl Yourish has updated her ratings of super heroes; she's evidently received a lot of email about her previous post. Running tally: Although not heroes, Magneto and the Shocker score big.

Update: I thought I'd take this opportunity to weigh in on the issue.
Wonder Woman: I like brunettes, but that magic lasso thing has me worried. A relationship should be based on trust. Two stars
Jean Grey: I also like redheads, but back when I was reading X-Men, she was dead, and she still is as far as I'm concerned, no matter how many times Chris Claremont brought her back. One star for being a redhead.
Kitty Pryde: As the previous entry should indicate, back when I was reading X-Men she was something like fourteen years old. Pass. Zero stars
Invisible Woman: True, she's married, but when John Byrne was writing the FF she went from being "the distaff member of the Fantastic Four" to "perhaps the most powerful member." Sorry, Reed; Dr. Doom may respect you, but he ph33rz Sue! four highly visible stars
Elektra: Well, again we have the whole she's-supposed-to-be-dead-thing. I'm really only familiar with her from the limited series/graphic novel in which she doesn't even speak, which would lead to some real comminucation problems. She gets one star for deliberately arousing her cohort Garrett and being cruel enough to be amused by it.
Maggie Chascarillo: Back when I was really into punk rock, I really dug Love & Rockets. It's mechanic heroine, Maggie, got to travel all over the world and fix stuff, dug loud music and had a fondness for big black boots, plus her aunt was a former lucha libre champion. But as the magazine progressed (and I got older), her self-esteem issues and tendency to make bad romantic choices became more obvious Three stars back in my punk-rock days; two stars now.
Black Canary: In her earlier incarnation, she had a rather L4m3 "canary cry" power. But sometime around Crisis on Infinite Earths, she lost said power and begain relying--quite effectively--on her m4d martial arts skillz. Plus she hangs out with Meryl winner Green Arrow. Three stars
Zatanna: A genuine magician who hides in plain sight as a stage performer, her costume includes a top hat and fishnets and she has a soft spot in her heart for ne'er-do-well John Constantine. Books of Magic protagonist Tim Hunter thinks she's "brilliant," and I concur. Four stars.