Steve Schwartz wrote:
>> Actually, I find the notion of The Greatest Composer Ever rather bogus.
>> When you get to a certain level, saying Bach is greater than Josquin
>> or Byrd or Beethoven better than Monteverdi is like asking what's the
>> "highest" star, whether Shakespeare beats Sophocles, or could Superman
>> beat up Captain Marvel.
Laurence Glavin replied:
>I think the latter was settled several decades ago when DC Comics got
>the government to agree with it that "Capt. Marvel" was a rip-off of
>Superman, and the Fred MacMurry-lookalike was banished from the face
>of the earth.
DC Comics acquired the rights to the Captain Marvel character long ago;
he and Superman have been appearing together for decades now and get
along just fine.
Shakespeare, meanwhile, mops the floor with Sophocles whilst Beethoven
doesn't even bother to give Monteverdi the time of day.:)
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