Category Archives: heroes

Who’s your target? Comic Cover Anatomy, pt. 2

or ‘Why the Spiderwoman cover didn’t work…’ Say you have a company that publishes comic books and you’ve been in business for decades. The characters for your company are iconic and embedded in American pop culture. There have been TV … Continue reading

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Authenticity and the Shelf Life of Things in Pop Culture

Things created in pop culture have a limited shelf life. No matter how good, original and talented the initial creator of something is, over time people will become bored with or indifferent to the thing created. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim & the Wolverine (2013)

Pacific Rim Growing up I loved watching old Japanese monster movies as well as other low budget Japanese superhero films. This was the world BSW (Before Star Wars). I’d laugh and enjoy the antics of Ultraman, Johnny Socko and his … Continue reading

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Superman (1978) vs. The Man of Steel (2013)

Superman is iconic. The character has been around for over 70 years and has developed a devoted fan base ever since. All superheroes are compared to him, and he is the model others are judged. I would say the two … Continue reading

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Star Trek into Darkness (2013)

There’s that old saying, “if something looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.” Well… maybe. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve seen Star Trek into Darkness. My first impression was that I liked it. … Continue reading

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Captain America: The First Avenger Review (2011)

As a kid growing up, I watched pro wrestling. Two massive hulking rippling muscled goons would bark at each other and shout about how they’d mop the floor with one another. The villain / bad guy wrestler would usually clobber … Continue reading

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Harry Potter 7 part 2 Review (2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger each had something in common. For the most part they were good movies, but each lacked a satisfying ending. First Harry… For about a decade now, … Continue reading

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Thor (2011) Movie Review

Walking out of the theater, I heard an old lady say to her husband, “they relied on the computers too much.” She was dead on. This movie had no soul, which is odd considering its a movie about a god. … Continue reading

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Lex Luthor: A Study in Supervillainy

I’m in the process of writing a script for a graphic novel. I’ve devised my main characters and have gotten stuck around writing the story for them. I got to thinking about the role of antagonists in stories. I decided … Continue reading

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