Olympics

Bizarro Back Issues: The Teen Titans Are Secret Olympic Heroes
Bizarro Back Issues: The Teen Titans Are Secret Olympic Heroes
But while the spirit of the Olympics is built on international friendship and good-natured competition, there are definitely villainous organizations out there trying to sabotage the games with the somewhat nebulous goal of turning us all against each other. Or at least, that's what was going down in 1966, when the Teen Titans found themselves tasked with stopping a vaguely demonic criminal gang from destroying the Olympics --- something that was slightly less pressing than helping their pal Davey deal with his extremely grumpy dad.
Doraemon Meets Akira In Disturbing 2020 Tokyo Olympics Video
Doraemon Meets Akira In Disturbing 2020 Tokyo Olympics Video
The city of Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Olympics this past fall, leading many people, this site included, to draw the parallel between reality and the post-apocalyptic manga and anime feature film Akira, which took place in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Neo-Tokyo. The organizers real-life Games in Tokyo have turned to another manga/anime, Doraemon, to help promote the Olympics. Th
Olympians: Superhero Bodies and What Real Athletes Look Like
Olympians: Superhero Bodies and What Real Athletes Look Like
There are certain phrases that have a special resonance for a Marvel kid like me. "Pocket dimension." "Lift (press)." "Marital status: unrevealed." This is the language of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, and I used to pore over the pages of those little encyclopedias like I thought there was an exam coming...
Bizarro Back Issues: Batman Dominates ‘The Olympic Games of Space’ Because Of Course He Does (1958)
Bizarro Back Issues: Batman Dominates ‘The Olympic Games of Space’ Because Of Course He Does (1958)
A few weeks back, I talked about Superman's ill-fated trip to the Interplanetary Olympics. In that story, the Man of Steel claimed that he could've won if he wanted to, but let's face facts here: When it came down to it, Superman let the planet Earth down in the most important outer space sporting event of the '60s...