In a lot of comics circles, “continuity” has become a dirty word. At over 60 years young, the connective tissue of a shared Marvel Universe is frequently seen as a tremendous barrier, or a blockade preventing entry and enjoyment of comics. All too often, continuity is something to be managed or avoided. [Read more…] about The Power of Continuity in Black Panther: How History Elevates the Coates Run
Because DC loves the number 52, and because at this rate, DC Unlimited will be ready in time for the Legion of Superheroes: [Read more…] about 52 Reasons DC Unlimited Would Be An Awesome Idea
The second decade of The Marvel Age of Comics is officially in the books, and the My Marvelous Year club has decided on heroes, villains, and series of the decade! [Read more…] about My Marvelous Year 1970’s ‘Hero of the Decade’ Recap
Let’s face it guys and girls: Agents of SHIELD Season One was disappointing. With a capital DISAPPOINT. Yes, things started to “Turn, Turn, Turn” following Captain America 2, but that simply saw Agents of SHIELD progress from a massive disappointment to a passable show filled to the brim with potential. The fact that the writers and showrunners seemed comfortable admitting they had to wait 17 EPISODES to finally get interesting (because of the Cap 2 movie tie-in) is completely and utterly…
You know what? This isn’t about Season One anymore. It’s in the past, and we’ll never watch it again, even though the DVD was just released (seriously: not a DVD you need, although 4 and a half stars on 800 Amazon reviews is STUNNING). It’s time to focus on how we make Agents of SHIELD awesome for Season Two, which begins September 23rd. I have some ideas: [Read more…] about If I Wrote Agents of SHIELD Season Two
I’m angry. Not like Hulk-angry, or feral Wolverine, but maybe Beast after a BAMF! gets into his lab.
I spent a jog listening to Grantland Network’s “Do You Like Prince Movies” podcast today to hear their take on Cap 2. Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris are smart, intellectual film and culture critics who always have something interesting to say.
But I was a bit shocked how vehemently I disagree with most of the arguments raised against Captain America: The Winter Soldier. [Read more…] about On Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s “Illusion of Change”