Superheroes

Superheroes. Tom Corradini.

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Storytelling starring Tom Corradini performed on the following days in August 2012...

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The link between childhood emotional trauma and adult love life explored by means of a comic analysis of superheroes' lives. Superheroes are seemingly invincible. However, they seem to need love more than any of us. They live tormented love stories with partners who stimulate their dark side, shaped by their unhappy childhood. A look at the emotional side of: The Hulk, The Thing, Thor, Batman, Spiderman and the very Italian heroine Bedelia. An investigation on how heartbreak can lead to the discovery of the superhero that lives inside ourselves (with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture Edinburgh).

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The link between childhood trauma and adult love-life told by means of a comic analysis of superheroes' lives.

Superheroes are beings with super-human powers, seemingly invincible. However, they seem to need LOVE more than any of us. Often they live impossible, unfulfilling and tormented love stories which sometimes turn into toxic relationships with people who ignore their real identity or stimulate the superheroes' dark side. This is because almost each and every superhero had an unhappy childhood, a scar that shaped their personality in one way or the other and, more important, has made them particularly sensitive to a specific type of partner...