Men Are Still Good – An Analysis of Batman in ‘Batman v Superman’

We are quickly approaching the three-year anniversary of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With that, I thought it would be the perfect time to take a closer look at my favorite element of the film, Ben Affleck’s portrayal as the Caped Crusader. There is an untold number of essays lying in wait…

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What Alita: Battle Angel Taught A Family About Representation

As a part of my major at Western Michigan University, journalism, I am enrolled in a community outreach program which helps lower income communities, predominantly communities of color. There are eight families registered with us, and with all the time we have, we try to help bring not only food / permanent housing, but some…

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Death, Rebirth, & the Cost of Being a Hero

Trauma, Webster’s dictionary describes trauma as “a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury”. In the world of comics and superheroes, the cycle of death and rebirth are as constant and eternal as the masked heroes themselves. Dying and comic back to life only to die and…

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“Earth After Mutation” Is A Sci-Fi War Epic

Story: Josh Barbeau and Sam Rayburn  Editing: Josh Sellers  Art: Alan Gallo  Color: Paul Little  Logo: Lucas Gattoni  Letters: Ed Dukeshire  Publisher: Hollow Harbor  200 years ago, humanity split into four factions: The Skrytes, Underaneans, Cyborgs, and the Humans. Each fighting for power and survival, faction leaders must make life altering choices that will change everything. Earth After Mutation is…

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The Age of Spider-Man in Film

With Nicholas Hammond’s campy, made-for-TV movies, the early 00’s iconic Sam Raimi-directed trilogy, the Andrew Garfield led Amazing films, and now Tom Holland’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man is a character that has been a staple of pop culture for decades now. Arguably one of the most iconic heroes put to screen, many actors…

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Fringe – The Hidden Gem of Sci-Fi Shows

Fringe is a science fiction television series which was the brainchild of J.J.Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. It follows Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) and Dr Walter Bishop (John Noble). They’re all members of a fictional FBI division called the Fringe division, set for the most part in Boston, Massachusetts.…

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Superhero Toy Event – NYC Children’s Hospital

One year ago, The Farooqi Bros teamed up with the Black Panther Challenge to take 400 kids from an underserved area in Bronx, NY to see Black Panther. Raising $5000 thanks to all of your support and help, the event was a success. Today, we are launching our next project. Working with NewYork–Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital,…

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The Importance of Family in the DCEU

“But somewhere out there you have another father too, who gave you another name. And he sent you here for a reason, Clark. And even if it takes you the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is” Jonathan Kent Over the years, comic books have provided…

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The Brilliance of Black Panther – One Year Later

Directed by Ryan Coogler, 2018’s Black Panther became an immediate cultural icon. Met with a strong critical reception and earning over 1.3 billion at the box office, Black Panther became a household name for audiences. A gem for both comic book fans and general audiences alike, the film was praised for its strong writing, powerful…

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Forgotten Greats of 2018: You Were Never Really Here and Leave No Trace

At first glance, You Were Never Really Here and Leave No Trace are two completely different films. A violent psychological thriller versus a quiet drama, two opposing genres that both end up being character studies on the featured protagonists. In You Were Never Really Here, Joaquin Phoenix plays a suicidal hitman who recuses young girls…

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