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Article Analysis After sorting through hundreds of articles on all four websites, I finally found one that was not about the election or the economy. It is an article called “The Invisible Woman” written by Alyssa Rosenberg which appeared in the American Prospect on September 12, 2008. The article is about the increasing number of Marvel Comics being made into box-office record smashing blockbusters. These great movies such as Spider-Man and The Dark Knight are based around men like Peter Parker and Bruce Wayne. We have had plenty of superheros over the last twenty years with films like Ghost Rider, Iron Man, and Superman. What we need is a superHEROINE, i.e. Super Woman or even Catwoman. Joss Whedon, who is the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, took on the task of recreating the Super Woman image in 2005. In 2007, he quit the project over creative differences with the studio. He states, “There are plenty of comics with female characters…but all it takes is one Catwoman to set the cause back a decade.” Of course he is referring to the flop that is the 2004 movie starring Halle Berry. In January of 2005, Elektra was released, starring Jennifer Garner. It was a flop too. So, yes, Whedon is correct. These two movies have pushed our woman superheros back, but these movies were also carelessly and cheaply made, turned out predictably awful, and neither entered with that Iron Man or Spider-Man spirit. I believe that if a movie were to be made about Super Woman, but with the care, the budget, the editing, the special effects, the story-line of say a great movie like The Dark Knight, I know it would be a hit. I would want it to be deep and dark like the past few comic book adaptations have been, not a sexed-up, boustier-wearing, cheese-ball like the past two female leads. I know, if properly done, that it would draw in the comic book nerds, the teen

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