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  • Marvel meets Mesopotamia: how modern comics preserve ancient myths - TAGG – Toorak Times

    Gilgamesh (right) in his first appearance as an Avenger in the Marvel comic Avengers Vol 1 300. Marvel Database Ancient Mesopotamia, the region roughly encompassing modern-day Iraq, Kuwait and parts of Syria, Iran and Turkey, gave us what we could consider some of the earliest known literary “superheroes”. One was the hero Lugalbanda, whose kindness to animals resulted in the gift of super speed, perhaps making him the literary great-grandparent of the comic hero The Flash. But unlike the classical heroes (Theseus, Herakles, […]
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