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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 9:33 PM
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Your City Needs A Super Hero.Who /What is it?

Gotham has Batman.
New York has Spiderman.
C'mon Boston, you need to step it up.
Toronto?

Well here's Ottawa's

Cautious ,and politically correct Prime Minister by day.

Crime buster at night!

"Crime minister" Trudeau?
Stuns the villains with his glistening smile, and his shtick is to leave a selfie calling card along with the hog tied villain on the scene for the law to find.
He uses well honed boxing skills as well..The primary villains he goes after are carbon tax cheats, and small business owners.His motto" There's no crime scene, without a photo- op"Just not sure who his main nemesis is?.That, or his super hero get up.

..Okay, this is going South real fast, but I'm going to leave this up. Have at it!

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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 9:40 PM
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considering that a lot of the dark knight trilogy was shot on location in chicago, i guess chicago's suepr-hero would be batman.

but really, it's this guy.


source: http://www.occidentaldissent.com/201...ditka-finger3/
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 9:42 PM
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For Toronto it could only be Superman. Superman was co-created by hometown boy Joe Shuster. He modelled the Daily Planet on the Toronto Star (where he had worked as a boy) and Metropolis on Toronto (where he was from). Superman was 'Americanized' by DC Comics during WW2 to drum up patriotism in the United States. Canada Post put out some commemorative stamps while the Canadian Mint put out some coins. There's even a 'Joe Shuster Way' near Liberty Village.

In many ways, Superman's demeanour is about as Canadian as you can get: self-effacing, modest, humble. He embodies many things that Canadians hold in high regard.


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Joe Shuster Way


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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 10:06 PM
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I associate Deadpool with Vancouver as the place in the film is obviously there but I suppose Deadpool belongs to Regina, Saskatchewan. Apparently fans want a Deadpool statue erected downtown.


Deadpool: Regina, Saskatchewan


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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 PM
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 10:17 PM
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Portland isnt dangerous to need a vigilante. We have plenty of shady people though so I think Harley Quinn would fit in nicely. She has some good in her. And if shit gets real, we can always call Tonya Harding!!
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 10:29 PM
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Boise, aka the "City of Trees," may be diminutive.

But underneath that undeniably cute and playful exterior is a beast that's full of surprises.

Thus, Boise's superhero can only be...




Baby Groot will save us all. From what, we're not yet sure.

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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 10:32 PM
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San Francisco already has one

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The Milverine has been a thing here for years!

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But in terms of actual comics, Marvel's Great Lakes Avengers are based out of Milwaukee.
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I guess for Los Angeles, it could be Plastic Man.

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For Toronto it could only be Superman. Superman was co-created by hometown boy Joe Shuster. He modelled the Daily Planet on the Toronto Star (where he had worked as a boy) and Metropolis on Toronto (where he was from). Superman was 'Americanized' by DC Comics during WW2 to drum up patriotism in the United States. Canada Post put out some commemorative stamps while the Canadian Mint put out some coins. There's even a 'Joe Shuster Way' near Liberty Village.

In many ways, Superman's demeanour is about as Canadian as you can get: self-effacing, modest, humble. He embodies many things that Canadians hold in high regard.
I didn't know this history. I always thought Metropolis was Chicago.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2020, 3:39 AM
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For Toronto I was thinking Zanta circa 15-20 years ago. Present day Zanta is a sad, sad sight to see (he got fat, became dangerously unhinged and rides around the city in a mobility scooter now).

He even has his own comic book: In July 2012 Jason Kieffer published a full graphic novel about Zanta, titled "Zanta The Living Legend"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Zancai

Zanta in his prime:


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Shuster and Siegel were both jewish immigrants to north america. Superman is in some sense a Jewish immigrant superhero. Siegel from Cleveland, I believe thus Superman can viewed as a Clevelander.

LOL at "americanized in WWII" give it a rest.
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Shuster and Siegel were both jewish immigrants to north america. Superman is in some sense a Jewish immigrant superhero. Siegel from Cleveland, I believe thus Superman can viewed as a Clevelander.

LOL at "americanized in WWII" give it a rest.
You and Crawford have a pathological anti-Canada (and specially anti-Toronto) bias. You guys waste no time to come out of the woodwork to try to undermine anything positive that is said about the city, with your negative spin and bulls**t data.

Did a Canadian or Torontonian abuse you when you were a child?
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2020, 5:22 AM
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oh for petes sake.

no. just no.

cleveland is clearly the home of superman.

siegel and schuster moved there as kids and created it together there.

there is no debate about this and they both said it themselves.

“We looked up at Cleveland’s Terminal Tower and visualized a costumed figure (who had not yet seen print) whizzing through the sky around it and then alighting atop it,” the duo wrote to then-mayor George Voinovich on the occasion of Superman’s 50th anniversary in 1988.

of course, clevelander gerry conway’s howard the duck is a more perfect fit, ha, although some would prefer sam watterson’s calvin & hobbs.
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considering that a lot of the dark knight trilogy was shot on location in chicago, i guess chicago's suepr-hero would be batman.

but really, it's this guy.


source: http://www.occidentaldissent.com/201...ditka-finger3/
I saw him on TV today trying to sell health insurance.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2020, 2:46 PM
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in the marvel universe my city is the birthplace of The Whizzer. ������



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i think he later moved to the french quarter of new orleans.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2020, 5:14 PM
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I'll tell you frankly, I find this US superhero culture to be kinda like ancient Greek and Roman myths. It is weird and surely completely dumb. And given what happened to ancient Greeks and Romans (mere pathetic decadence then extinction), I'm not sure it's anything positive for our common future.

For instance, Marvel always make up their legends with fantasy science of sorts, which makes you thinking - ah ouais, it's true that contemporary nanotechnology and AI are supposed to bring up about whole new expectations when it comes to human capabilities and life expectancy.
But they're still stuck in their dumb view of evil vs goodness, while mankind has never been so simple.

It is actually evil to believe that you'd be entirely righteous, while others around would be evil.
Typically the kind of thinking that caused both Stalin and Hitler, and prewar Japan to massacre tens and tens of million people, for nothing.

That kind of thinking was summarized by the ugliest possible French philosopher of the 20th century, Jean-Paul Sartre, who happened to be a most brutal commie that I just hate.

L'enfer, c'est les autres (hell is other people), he'd have stated. Just like that, brutally, with no remorse of any kind.
That guy was probably a psycho. An ugly maniac like Stalin.

That's how the Khmer Rouge would've massacred over 2 million people in Cambodia (a Former French colony neighboring Vietnam) from 1975 to 79.

So, I guess anybody should beware of 'superheroes' that'd try to brainwash their ass.
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yes, when i think of history's great monsters, it goes something like this:

Hitler, Stalin, Khmer Rouge.............. Spiderman.

you must have access to some really good drugs.
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