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 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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Aquaman Sequel: New Character Ideas & Fancast

Over the past few weeks, James Wan’s Aquaman has taken the world by storm, captivating audiences across the globe. Jason Momoa and James Wan have successfully transformed Aquaman from the most disrespected and laughed at superhero to a mighty franchise worthy powerhouse. Considering the film’s recent billion-dollar box office milestone, it goes without saying that…

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Black Widow #1 (of 5) – Review

Natasha Romanoff was an ex-KGB assassin, ex-agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, and at times, an Avenger. Then, during Marvel’s Secret Empire event, she was murdered by an evil version of Steve Rogers, Captain America – Hydra’s very own sleeper agent. However, she was brought back to life by The Red Room with implanted memories; and she’s not happy about…

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