Friday, May 22, 2009

Chinese Superhero

I'm not the biggest fan of superhero mythology. I never read comic books as a kid, i was always more into comics... The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield... i swear that last one used to be funny. Or maybe my brain was just small at the time and lasagna was comedy gold to me.

Anyway, i know a fair amount about superhero's, but mostly from the movies. Like that awesome scene at the end of Kill Bill, Vol 2 when Bill is talking about Superman. He's the only superhero who was born as his superhero identity and has to dress up to be Clark Kent. Clark Kent is Superman's alter ego, and he, with his glasses, buttoned up shirt, and pocket protector, is how Superman sees us.

My point is, i know what a superhero should be, and i may be wrong, but i think ALL the famous ones came from the US-based Marvel Comics. Still, you can't blame other countries for trying to develop their own. However, i think China should just give up after this attempt:



P.S. Blogspot still blocked in China... but Tao introduced me to this! Works beautifully! I can even see youtube again!


Anonymous said...


The Tao said...

Quoting from

(The AP apparently decided to give a lesson in Chinese pronunciation-- "Xueyang Bao (SHWAY-yong bou)" --that managed to not only get his family name wrong but comprehensively mangle the pronunciation of all three words. That'll teach us to make jokes about Chinglish signs in China.