Tagged superheroes

Avengers: Endgame Brings an Operatic Conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Avengers: Endgame aims to be the grandest of closers not only for Marvel’s Phase Three but also for an entire generation of varied and interconnected Marvel movies. Starting with Iron Man in 2008, we’ve watched a legion of legendary comic-book heroes grace the screen over the course of 21 movies. Now we bring them all together once more—for the biggest battle, yes, but also for a definitive end of an era for the many arcs that have been brewing...

Shazam! Goes Wild with Classic Superhero Fun

If the DC Extended Universe has been giving itself a more dapper makeover since the darker days of Batman v Superman, Shazam! is the pinnacle of taking the DC Comics characters back to their roots. A darker tale just wouldn’t seem to fit for this titular magical hero, a literal child at heart in a big red costume who fought evil worms from space on the comic page. With gleeful Richard Donner–style adventure, earnestness, and knowing sass, this charming...

Minnesota Conventions for Cosplay in 2019

As we kick off the new year, have you started cosplanning your cosplays for 2019? Twin Cities Geek is here to help with a comprehensive list of conventions and a few other select events in Minnesota you might be interested in cosplaying at in 2019. Click on the convention’s name to visit its website, which will have the most current information on dates, registration prices, guest appearances, cosplay contests, and more! (Note that events other than conventions are listed separately at the bottom...

Aquaman Overflows with Adventure and Fantasy

After decades being the butt of easy jokes, Aquaman has finally gotten his own movie. Even this year’s Teen Titans Go! to the Movies made a slam on him: “If Aquaman can get a movie, anybody can.” Thanks to the bearded charisma of Jason Momoa and big action from director James Wan, one could argue this hero is cool at last. That’s definitely what the movie seems to be going for as it overloads on the action, adventure, fantasy,...

Marissa Meyer’s Archenemies Favors Romance and Secrets Over Action

I was unbelievably excited for Archenemies. I read the first book in the series, Renegades, back in January and fell in love. I was looking forward to another book that would continue the stories of Adrian Everhart and Nova Artino, and I hoped that all of my burning questions would finally be answered after over half a year of waiting. Archenemies, unfortunately, was a bit of a letdown. Maybe I had psyched myself up too much. Maybe, because I was reading...

5 Questions for Marissa Meyer to Answer in Archenemies

When most people think of November, they think of elections, Thanksgiving, and sweater weather. When I think of November, I think of book release dates. We are now mere weeks away from the release of Archenemies, the second installment in the Renegades series by Marissa Meyer. Best known for the Lunar Chronicles, her fairy-tale sci-fi series, Meyer has continuously won over fans for the past six years with her attention to detail and diverse characters. Previously sticking mostly to adaptations and retellings,...

The Amazing, High-Stakes World of My Hero Academia

One of my favorite recently released anime, My Hero Academia, returned for its third season in April, and it’s upping the ante. The stakes were high from the beginning for the characters of MHA, but this latest season seems poised to take them to heights and depths far beyond what we’ve seen for them before. If you haven’t checked out this series before, read on to learn about some of the things that make it so great and why it should...

Ant-Man and the Wasp Brings Some Much-Needed Levity Back to the Marvel Universe

After the bitter storm that was Avengers: Infinity War, the return of Ant-Man is a charming diversion of classic superheroism. The hero may not have as complex of a moral dilemma in his desire to do good, nor do his villains have all that grand a scheme to make them unique. But there’s a clear motive of fun here, and a heart that beats with family bliss throughout. Not all of it sticks, and it may take an easier...

A Minnesota-Created Book Series Uses DC Superheroes to Teach Character Lessons

As a parent trying to ensure my child has an understanding of how her actions affect the world around her, it’s always helpful to have examples to make an abstract concept more concrete. If those examples can include things she finds relevant or interesting, then it’s even better. Fortunately, Minnesota publisher Capstone has recently released a series of books aimed at young children that use DC Comics characters to illustrate positive character traits. The books are wonderfully illustrated by...

Black Panther Is a Different Kind of Civil War

This is the hardest review I’ve ever had to write. When you write a review, you want it to be cohesive. You don’t want to ramble on too much, and you certainly don’t want to, oh, I dunno, scream at the top of your lungs about how incredible a movie is. So you can understand the bind I’m in when it comes to the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Black Panther. I really just want to post a...
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