"From Old Gods to New: The Connection Between Ancient Storytelling and Comic Book Movies," by Kevin Garcia
Why do some superhero movies work and others don't? It comes down to using - and not abusing - the monomyth that made ancient hero's journeys popular. This talk will present some old legends in a modern light, and recast modern heroes as mythic figures.
Kevin is a teacher at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, and a freelance writer who has worked with the Associated Press and Marvel Comics. He also maintains a blog, Monomythic.com, and talks way too much.