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Can you draw any comparisons between Greek heroes and American comic book superheroes?

Asked by weeveeship (4403 points ) May 14th, 2014

Wondering if you could draw any comparisons between specific Greek heroes and specific American comic book heroes.

For example, Achilles is similar to Superman. Both are very strong. Both have a single weakness – Achilles’s weak heel and Superman’s weakness to kryptonite.

In some ways, Heracles (Hercules) and Hulk are similar. Both are extremely strong, but both have a really bad temper. Both rely primarily on brute strength.

Any others?

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