Part Five of Advanced Science Fiction & Fantasy: writing the 21st century myth
The Disney owned Marvel franchise is the biggest and most profitable story in human history, a vast metanarrative built around the interwoven stories of a modern pantheon of supergods. How are such huge stories told?
The answer lies in understanding the archetypal origins of the gods. Each member of the Avengers team, their allies and enemies, embodies a deep archetype of human consciousness. And as the Hero archetype has its unique Journey, so the other archetypes have theirs.
The fifth part of Writing the 21st Century Myth explores how Marvel created a vast metanarrative and the techniques that make it so popular
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Insights and interviews from on the art and craft of 21st century myth making.