With graphic novels, comic books, glittering websites, and pixelated films, GGI'd to the max, forming torrential currents that inform cinematic and visual culture, the underwater streams, moonlit trends, and tertiary darkness of vampires, continue to inspire and drive the murky, turbid brooks coursing through back alleys and gargoyle-tormented parapets.
The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and the so-called Dark Knight, would be wise to avoid the skulking bloodsuckers, for all three, and their cliquish brethren, would be severely outmatched by Nosferatu, and his brethren. Plainly put, superheroes are not primordial enough to battle folk legends and mythological beasts.
For instance, The Hulk would not stand a chance against Ajax. Supposed stats notwithstanding, the primordial power is not there. Smaug would have no chance against a serpent plucked from a medieval bestiary. And, perhaps the most fitting past-present match-up, Dungeons and Dragons Tiamat would be feckless against ancient Tiamat.
These age old concoctions and constructs are too vast, too shrill, and too fearsome for any chromatic pop culture hero or villain.
Our newest category, Vampires, will contain random and non-systematic commentary and review of bleeding edge vampiric presence in film, graphic novel, video game, artwork, poetry, novel, tale, and, if so inspired, even board game and puzzle.
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