It's shaping up to be a big year for summer superhero movies, and I for one am quite excited. I was talking today with my special lady friend about how we're itching to go see Thor, and I got to thinking about the mythological roots of a lot of our comic book heroes. Thor's an obvious one; but there's guys like The Flash, The Hulk, The Spectre, and even The Deadpool who I believe are the spiritual great-great-grandchildren of the myths and legends from the earliest days of civilization, characters that crawled out of the same swamp of the collective unconscious as did the likes of Anansi, Gilgamesh, Hermes, and Lou Ferrigno.
So with all that in mind, with this contest I'd like to see entries that reimagine, reinvent, or otherwise analyze and deconstruct characters from mythology. Gods, goddesses, monsters, tricksters, folk heroes--what have you, they're all up for grabs.
And since I stole the name of this contest from a TV Tropes article, any use of thats site's distinctive lingo will earn you instant bonus points.
I'll give this thing a leisurely two weeks before I judge.
Ham-fisted ham fisting.