Static Shock – A Neglected Gem

For the generation that grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s, Static Shock was a household name. Yet, despite the success of the animated series, Static has not been given the chance to truly reach his potential a decade later.

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Birthed From a Crisis – Naomi Season 1 Review

When I first heard about the debut of Naomi, I was beyond hesitant. Even after hearing that the comic book Gods, David F. Walker and Brian Michael Bendis, were both writing the comic, I was still apprehensive. My apprehension came from the fact that this was DC’s first Black female superhero to get her own…

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Man of Steel & Batman v Superman: Top Five Moments

5. A Beautiful Lie – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice We have seen the Death of the Wayne family multiple times across all mediums but what Zack Snyder pulled off in the first scene of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is truly special. Let’s start with Zimmer’s amazing score. Tragedy is the one…

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Swamp Thing and The Amazing Abby Arcane

SPOILER WARNING: Mild Spoilers for Swamp Thing Swamp Thing is a 10-episode series that revolves around the journey of scientist Alec Holland and his evolituon into to the elemental superhero known as Swamp Thing. The series revolves around the experimental material that is dumped into the swamp in order to make it into a lucrative…

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From The New 52 to Rebirth: Examining Batman’s Humanity

If there is one thing, I think everyone in comic fandom can agree on it is that Batman is a popular character. He is by far one of the most beloved characters in the DC roster of characters based on the dozens of films, TV, shows and video games he’s starred in. Why do people…

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General Zod and King Orm: Catalyzing the Hero

A comparative character study. Villains are one of the great gifts of fiction. Antagonistic forces who incite conflict, the bread and butter of every story. Complex, magnetic characters we love to hate and hate to love. Villains and antagonists – for they aren’t exactly the same thing, more about that in a minute – are…

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Top 5 Comics- July 2019

Another month has gone by and we’re already through the halfway point of summer! Can you believe that? Well, luckily for all of us, these fantastic comics don’t take a break and this month we saw some exciting comics come out. Before we get started, I do want to post a spoiler warning as there…

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Yet I’m Still Here – An Analysis of Tom King’s Batman, Issues 14-20

Note: This article will contain spoilers for issues fourteen through twenty of Tom King’s Batman Recently I wrote an article that is essentially “Part One” in what will be a series of pieces breaking down Tom King’s Batman run from start to finish. While the series will no longer be the 100-issue narrative we originally…

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In the Mirror of the Phantasm – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Retrospective

A Reflection & Review of DC Comics’ 1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Animated feature films continue to excel in the box office. On December 14th 2018, the most significant animated adaptation of a Marvel comic book character was released. Marvel’s animated endeavor hit theaters to mass critical and public acclaim. That film would go…

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The Perfect Match: Horror Directors and Comic Book Movies

There’s always a lot of talk when directors make the crossover from one genre to another. It brings up questions such as ‘Will this work?’ and ‘Can so-and-so really direct a big budget superhero blockbuster?’, and frankly the answer is clearly, yes. A great director is a great director – it doesn’t matter which genre…

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Superman: Red Son Announced for 2020

DC announced a 3-film animated lineup for 2020, following the Batman: Hush premier last night at Comic Con. Superman: Red Son, and Superman: Man of Tomorrow were announced. DC also announced a follow-up to the 2017 Justice League: Dark movie, titled Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. Superman: Red Son was a 2003 Elseworld storyline, which…

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Review: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 Written by Matt Fraction Art by Steve Lieber, Nathan Fairbairn, and Clayton Cowles  Edited by Jessica Chen and Brian Cunningham Published by DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2019 Jimmy Olsen is having a moment. Under the guide of Fraction and Lieber, Mr. Olsen is having a weird day that…

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The Voice of Cyborg: An Interview With The Zeno Robinson

Zeno Robinson is what you call a star in the making and in the past two years he has been racking up impressive roles to add to his ever-growing resume. Recently I had the pleasure of discussing his career with him. We talked about his role as a Black voice actor and his experience in this rigorous field.

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Review: Lois Lane #1

LOIS LANE #1 Written by Greg Rucka Art by Mike Perkins, Paul Mounts, and Simon Bowland Edited by Jessica Chen, Mike Cotton, and Brian Cunningham Published by DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Journalism is a tough business, it takes extraordinary people to chase down a story that could possibly get them killed in…

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