Top Ten Tuesday | Bam! Pow! Wow! All About Heroes in Hooded Capes (aka Marvel Fangirl Feels) and Princesses
Today’s meme is going to depart from the bookish norm because apparently I’m lame like that.
Broke and Bookish January 31 | All about the visuals: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics or Ten Comics on My TBR or Top Ten Favorite Picture Books
Though there is more than one, one of the genres I don’t read is graphic novels or comic books. It’s never been a phenomenon I’ve gotten into. In fact, I wasn’t really interested in the film adaptations that began rolling out a handful of years ago. Then I watched Captain America: The First Avenger, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Since I don’t read either comic or graphic novels, and I’ve long since outgrown picture books (most of the time - shhh!), although I do still appreciate many a picture books, I thought I’d talk about super heroes in general. Because, um, is there any limit to their awesomeness?
To make things interesting, I’ve broken this week’s “animation” theme and subjects into two parts. “Part one” is all about those dashing heroes (and heroines!), and “part two” looks at five of the animated Disney stories I love best.
Let’s get started, shall we?
5 Splendid Superheroes (From the Comic Book World)
1. Agent Peggy Carter from Agent Carter | Is there a classier lady in the MCU world? I’d argue there isn’t.
2. Captain Steve Rogers aka Captain America | Yeah, putting the moral compass known as Steve Rogers on this list was a given. Plus how can I not put Steve on a list with Peggy!?
3. Dr. Stephen Strange from Doctor Strange | There are many superheroes I could put on this list in place of Dr. Strange but since I’ve gushed about them plenty (*notices that didn’t stop me from adding the Cap and Peggy*), I decided to give the good Doctor a place as one of the five. He’s an interesting character to be sure, and one who I think has much to say.
4. Oliver Queen aka the Green Arrow | I know, I talk about Olly ALL THE TIME. But I think this dude gets a back rap too often, so I take all opportunity to gush over him. Plus, there’s Stephen Amell. Just sayin’. Arrow, Season One (Review)
5. Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch | Who to give this final spot to was a debate. First it was going to go to Rogue (because that girl is one interesting, complex character), and then it was Black Widow (because she’s kick-butt awesome), but ultimately, I decided to give it to Wanda. I think she has so much more to her than first impressions, plus I thought her character arc in ‘Civil War’ was impressive.
5 Amazing Animated Stories (From Storymaster Disney)
1. Merida of Brave | Though I don't agree with everything about this story, it's still sweet.
2. Anna & Elsa of Frozen | Sisters, a true love plot twist, a snowman who loves summertime, and fairy tale retelling. Clearly, loving this story wasn’t a problem.
3. Rapunzel and Flynn of Tangled | Who doesn’t love this Rapunzel reimagining? Or maybe the more accurate question is: who loves Flynn?
4. Tinkerbell of Peter Pan | Because who doesn't love Tinkerbell? (Also, yes, I did watch the first - and second? - animated film they made about her.)
5. Lt. Judy Hopps of Zootopia | Despite my reservations about this, a new Disney addition, I do like this film. It’s sweet and its besties are too cute.
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This brings another edition of Top Ten Tuesday fun to a close. Thanks to you all if you made it to the end of this unusually mismatched edition. What did you chose to spotlight for today’s prompt? Let’s talk about all things animation stories, books or the like.
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