The Humanity of Alita: Battle Angel

My first introduction to Alita: Battle Angel wasn’t the manga or the OVA (original video adaptation) released during its run, but the trailer for the live-action adaptation coming from Hollywood. The internet did what it does best after it dropped, creating memes and online discourse because of the unusually big eyes of the protagonist, and…

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The Hero’s Burden: Why I Love Zack Snyder’s Superhero Films

GUEST-Thamsanqa Jantjies. For years comic book heroes have been portrayed as perfect individuals, possessing all the ideal virtues of bravery, valor, kindness, wisdom, and selflessness. These larger-than-life characters are incorruptible and serve justice to all people from all walks of life. For generations, fans have always loved to see these heroes because they show us…

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Darth Vader: Marvel Comics Evolved Our Greatest Villain

You think you knew the story. You’ve watched all the films countless times, maybe even read an Extended Universe/film tie-in novel or two. Over all these years, you thought you knew the true Dark Lord of the Sith; but what you’ve known thus far has only been part of Anakin Skywalker’s story. Enter Marvel Comics,…

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A True Masterpiece – Man and Superman #1 – Review

Man and Superman #1 Written by Marv WolfmanArt by Claudio CastelliniPublished by DC ComicsRelease Date: February 6th, 2019 Flashback a decade, DC was in early discussions to reboot their comic line with the New 52 and the comic industry was in the middle of a rebirth. In the shuffle, DC cancelled a story – Man and…

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A Look Back at The Misguided Criticism of Starfire

Guest Article- De’Areyes Bryant 2018 was a phenomenal year for black nerds (blerds) and African-Americans alike: we witnessed Black Panther gain more success than most solo superhero films ever dream of, and with it came especially the emphasis of Black Women’s roles in comics and the African dysphoria. We also witnessed the story of Miles Morales,…

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An Ideal of Hope

The dictionary describes hope as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.  An Ideal is described as satisfying one’s conception of what is perfect; most suitable. In conclusion, it is safe to say that when you combine those two words together you “have an expectation and desire for what is…

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Kingdom Hearts III – Review

Kingdom Hearts III concludes 17 years and multiple spin-offs with a beautiful story and a fantastic gameplay experience, becoming the best game in the series. In 2002, Kingdom Hearts debuted on the Playstation 2. Bringing together concepts that nobody thought had synergy, Square-Enix combined Final Fantasy and Disney to create one of the most memorable…

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Perfect Blue: The Power of Perception

Film theorist Vivian Sobchack hypothesized the idea of cinema being a “sensuous object” that is dependent on the relationship between the viewer and the film. Film is an artistic, visual medium that often challenges the viewer’s attention, memory, emotions, and perception. How we view films is filtered by our own perceptions and the intended perceptions of the…

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Review: Heroes In Crisis #5

HEROES IN CRISIS #5Written by Tom KingArt by Clay MannPublished by DC ComicsRelease Date: January 30th, 2019 (SPOILER FREE REVIEW) Heroes In Crisis #5 continues Tom King’s story and gradually opens up more details to the overall arc. Depending on who you ask, Heroes In Crisis is seen as a mixed bag. For some, the story is very personal, forgoing splash pages…

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