Wonder Woman has shown a new path for the DCEU (DC Extended Universe, referring to the movies). And the DC CW shows have been gaining many fans. But whereas the TV shows have been doing an increasingly good job with representation, the movies could still use a push. So in honor of Pride Month, here are some LGBT heroes we’d like to see appear in the DCEU. More →
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Few characters have the staying power of London’s Great Detective. Since his introduction in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has moved far beyond the original short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that were printed in The Strand magazine, and has teamed up with other characters across media, universes and time periods. Here are not all but just some of the oddest team-ups he’s had! More →
The Warner Bros. film Wonder Woman comes out on June 2. It will be Wonder Woman’s first feature film. It will be the first live-action movie to use a female superhero as the headliner star. So why, less than six weeks away from its release, is there not more advertising for this movie? More →
Back to the Future is one of my favorite all-time movies. Over thirty years since it came out in theaters in the summer of 1985, it remains a popular film that some regard as a classic and a few even regard as “perfect.” It’s hard to classify, delivering a science fiction adventure that’s also a grounded dramedy of someone realizing how human his parents are, as well as a buddy comedy between a witty rock & roll teenager who befriends a reclusive scientist and gives him the incredible gift of knowing that his struggles and experiments will one day lead to success. Plus, the soundtrack and score are great. But one of the most interesting things about Back to the Future for me (not counting its sequels), is that the hero doesn’t have the typical heroic arc. More →
SPOILERS. Wow, there will obviously be game spoilers in this op-ed piece. Of course there will be. Did you see the headline? I actually pointed out that the subject of this piece is the game’s final ending choice. It’s right there. If you complain about spoilers later, I don’t know what to do with you. Find whoever was supposed to teach you reading comprehension and slap them (but not backhanded, that’s just disrespectful).
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Movie theaters are being decorated by posters for Transformers: The Last Knight, the next chapter in Michael Bay’s Transformers saga which comes out in June. This story promises to span history itself, with a look back at the living robots being tied to World War II. But I couldn’t help but wonder, not the first time either, just how much fun it would be if we had the heroes and villains of the planet Cybertron transcend space and time so they could crossover with characters from other universes. Here are some fun ideas I came up with. More →
Heroes have existed for as long as we could imagine things, but superheroes really started rolling into existence thanks to a woman’s story. I’m talking about Baroness Emma “Emmuska” Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josepha Barbara Orczy. Her hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, started this metaphorical ball rolling. More →
The evil organization Hydra has been on the rise in some Marvel Comics recently, mainly in stories by Nick Spencer. Now Marvel has released cover images from the upcoming Secret Empire crossover where many major super-villains will be working for or alongside Hydra to finally take over the entire Earth. One such villain depicted is Magneto, which has made many fans ask “What the Hell?” Magneto, of course, is a Jewish holocaust survivor, whereas Hydra is, at its core, the Nazi party.
Sometimes it’s important to look back at classic works and great stories, and simply point them out to folks who maybe haven’t heard of them or had a chance to check them out yet. In that spirit, and in recognition of how necessary it is to remember the importance of civil rights and the crimes of our history, we would like to recommend Kindred by Octavia Butler. More →
Superheroes exist in a realm that seems to lie between myth, social commentary, and folk tale. There’s often something primal to them. Some of them even literally bring in elements and characters from mythology. In Marvel Comics, the Norse god Thor is a long-lived alien from another dimension who fights alongside the Avengers. In DC Comics, Batman has occasionally teamed up with Etrigan, a demon from Hell, while Superman has met Merlin the magician. The gods of Olympus have always been part of Wonder Woman’s mythos, and sometimes show up so regularly and casually in the stories that they might as well just be other superheroes themselves. But now, with the new Wonder Woman story “Year One” by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, the Olympians are being shown in a different light than in previous stories and they’re regaining a sense of grandeur.