Man of Steel: Through the Eyes of a Father

By Contributing Writer, Joesph Shrader For me, becoming a father was never about a “choice,” a “yes or no,” a “will they or won’t they,” or even a “maybe someday.” Instead, it was always a “yes, absolutely,” a “some day soon,” and an “I can’t wait to have kids” scenario. Always. So, as a lover…

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Amazon & Tolkien – Where and back again?

If you do not live in a hole under the ground, you are probably aware that there have been some recent rumblings and resurrections in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, this time on the televised medium. Rights have been purchased from the Tolkien Estate, with intentions of producing a multi-season series focusing on events preceding those that…

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Mental Health Awareness Through Superheroes

By Contributing Writer, Beatriz Barbosa A great superhero, to me, faces universal problems, which makes them relatable to the audience. These universal problems ground the characters who are known for their powerful abilities and otherworldly strengths. Living with mental illness is a daily struggle for many people and comic book superheroes are a way of…

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D-An Overlooked Top-Tier Series

By Contributing Writer, Joesph Shrader Since it arrived on the small screen in September 2013, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has always been somewhat of a crapshoot, a real hit-and-miss of oftentimes truly great television. From its highest of highs—Ming-Na Wen as Agent May, the Agents meeting the Ghost Rider, the love affair that is Fitz-Simmons,…

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Movie Pitch-Thor

Hello! Welcome to the first “Movie Pitch!” In this series, a guest and I will be ‘pitching’ a movie that we’d like to see created that is centered around comic book characters. In today’s pitch, we’ll take a unique look at The God of Thunder, Thor Odinson, and some creative approaches to his character. I’m your host, Ari, and joining me today is Manh, an artist…

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The Mount Rushmore of Comic Book Films

What makes a great comic book film? Do they have to be instant classics of iconography? Can they disobey the laws and constraints of formula? Are they the darker, grittier versions of our favorite superheroes put in a grounded reality? Are they merely blockbuster entertainment whose sole purpose is fantasy escapism? Can they transcend the…

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The Need for Latino Superheroes

By Contributing Writer, Beatriz Barbosa The lack of minorities in comic book films has unfortunately been a topic of recurrent, yet necessary discussion on many platforms amongst many different groups of people. Every race and ethnicity should have the opportunity to be represented and, along with many others, Latinos are often absent from these blockbuster…

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The Marvel Villain Collection

Marvel’s comic book villains are often viewed as generic, surface-level characters who exist simply to bring their enemies some grief. At times, they have paper-thin motivations that are passed off as threatening, only for the hero to quickly dismantle them. While the majority of superhero comics see the story from hero’s side, there are also moments were the villains get…

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A Wrinkle in Time – Review

By Former Writer – Brandy Burgess Based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time challenges existing paradigms regarding what it means to be different or the same. It leaves behind some the denser material that defined the philosophy of the book, but keeps the intended spirit of the book. Fans of the…

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