Comic book superheroes have some of the greatest (and sometimes lamest) origin stories. But what exactly is an origin story, and why do we as readers care about them so much? Today, we're breaking down the three kinds of superhero origins, and what elements they need to include to help establish the character and the world they live in. Most importantly, we're not just teaching you how to write origin stories, but we're also exploring the psychological reasons why they are important, and why almost every comic book movie is doing it wrong! Plus, should some characters' origins be left ambiguous? All this and more on Comic Misconceptions!
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REAL Origins of Your Favorite Superheroes! ▶ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DySfx60v-Y&index=4&list=PLPEShH2LWsQCJEphFdd6cbzjbcT98hBlf
Do Superheroes Need SECRET IDENTITIES? ▶ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxmyf-elPAk&index=1&list=PLPEShH2LWsQD3UEXfdafii-vlEmHXcgQU
Superhero Origins - Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D. http://amzn.com/1482015803 Why are we so obsessed with superhero origin stories?: Here’s a psychologist’s take http://www.salon.com/2014/09/06/why_are_we_so_obsessed_with_superhero_origin_stories_heres_a_psychologists_take/ The Psychology Behind Superhero Origin Stories http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-psychology-behind-superhero-origin-stories-4015776/?no-ist Is anyone else suffering from origin story fatigue? http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/17350/is-anyone-else-suffering-from-origin-story-fatigue Altruism Born of Suffering https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-the-garden-good-and-evil/201112/altruism-born-suffering Comic Book Movie Origin Story spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1a1wvoayu-hJp2tz6DdhRKQuh5Mi5KoGkFykuPPwfuTc/edit?usp=sharing
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