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No, YOU Move! Standing Up for What’s Right with Superheroes

A particular exchange between Captain America and Spider-Man has long been one of my favorite quotes. Spidey is asking Cap how he deals with the world when it’s pitted against him. Cap gives a longer response, but the iconic end is: “Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else:...

In the Justice League Movie, Things Actually Come Together

As I sat down for the newest entry in the DC Extended Universe, there seemed to be a general consensus in the theater: “I hope this movie is good.” That’s not necessarily an odd comment to make by itself—after all, we want all the movies we see to be good. But there was a hint of desperation in the statement, the “I’ve sat through some unsavory films in this cinematic universe” consensus, that permeated the audience. And isn’t it...

20 Reasons to Be Excited for the Return of Young Justice

Well, fellow Young Justice advocates—we did it. Online petitions, letters to executives, Facebook support groups, write-ups, and the most painless of all—binge watching episodes on Netflix. Because of all the pushing by fans, Young Justice will be returning after a three-year hiatus. In just two seasons, Young Justice became one of my favorite superhero animated shows. I’ll refrain from deciding if it tops the legendary Batman animated series, only because that show lasted four seasons. I’ve been a massive...

DC’s Rebirth Series Puts the Fun Back into Comic Books

I’ve always been a Marvel guy . . . except when it comes to Batman, who has (without a doubt) the best and most psychologically complex villains. But Marvel had better beware! DC is coming up fast and furious! Both on television (Supergirl, Flash, Gotham) and now in comic books with the fun and highly enjoyable Rebirth series, DC is doing a lot of things right. While Marvel’s Civil War II comic-book series seems to be dying out with...

Stop Overstuffing Superhero Movies Already!

Comic book superheroes movies have become the mainstream film genre of the decade and every studio wants a piece of the pie. To stay with that metaphor, studios take their tray up to the comic book franchise buffet and prepare to return to their table with a full plate of entertaining content. However, in fearing the fans won’t be satisfied, the studios and creatives begin to pile their plates up with as much “food” as possible. They begin to...

Who Really Comes Out on Top in the Battle of Batman Versus Superman?

Last month, the titanic battle of the century hit screens. The Thrilla in Vanilla! The Rumble in the Concrete Jungle! The Mayhem in Gotham! The Papadopoulos in Metropolis! (Okay, so that last one was reaching a little bit, but you try coming up with a word that rhymes with Superman’s stomping grounds. Besides, if you do a little research on George, you’ll see it actually kind of fits. But I digress.) Now, there had been a lot of speculation...

The Death of a Hero: How DC Killed Superman to Make Way for the Man of Steel

I shall tell you of Clark Kent, otherwise known as Kal-El. Historians from DC Comics will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes. The powers that be at DC felt it was dying without a legacy, and the chief creative officer, a cruel man known as Geoff the Longshanks, claimed the throne of DC directions for himself. DC nobles fought him, and fought each other, over the crown. So Longshanks invited them to a relaunch...

The Overstuffing of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Amid the vast landscape of modern superhero movies, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice takes aim a little higher than the usual popcorn entertainment. It wants to ask the tougher questions of vigilantism and how a being such as Superman fits into the politics of national security. It delves into the damaging nature of pathos that shapes men into monsters of frightening horror. And it takes plenty of shots at relating to the struggle of man versus god versus...
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