Archive For May 23, 2016

Universe In Review: Captain America-Civil War: J

Universe In Review: Captain America-Civil War: J

Captain America: Civil War Fun things first, then the comparisons that bring the heat. The case could be made that Black Panther is the Wakandan Captain America. Both men represent the sensibilities, ideologies, and style of their home land. Cap is a Star Spangled, front lined, toe-to-toe punch swapper with big smiles. He breaks rules…

Civil War: Finale or Standing with a Microwave – J

Civil War: Finale or Standing with a Microwave – J

And now we come to it. After so long, my side is revealed. I’m with Firestar. To be honest, it took some serious soul searching for me to come up with which side I would be on. I feel like the romantics side with Captain America and the utilitarians side with Iron Man. While I…

Civil War: To Throw a Punch or the Towel – J

Civil War: To Throw a Punch or the Towel – J

Next up in the series is a closer look at a much less known hero, Firestar, then compare her to an even more esoteric Marvel character, Captain America! Some reverse imagery of Starfire from DC, no? Despite the picture, his power is not telekinetic jet-posing for epic pictures.              …

Civil War: The Wisdom to Know the Difference – J

Civil War: The Wisdom to Know the Difference – J

So, the Serenity prayer may not have been written for Alcoholics Anonymous, but people sure connect the two. Kinda like Aretha Franklin and “R.E.S.P.E.C.T”, which is originally written by Otis Redding, if you wanna pocket that piece of trivia. This is the final post having to do with a character directly from the comic event…

Civil War: WWSSD? -J

Civil War: WWSSD? -J

Addendum to the retweet, the most interesting thing about the new trailer isn’t the visuals, it’s BC’s American accent. I’m not sure it’s actually him without that Holmes voice… Continuing the trend of focusing on characters I am fairly confident will not actually be showing up in the movie, we’re going to take a look…

Civil War: Richards Math Questions: J

Civil War: Richards Math Questions: J

Part 2! Hopefully all of you have finished your PreReqs for the class and stand ready for the first real meat of the subject. Here, we’ll take a look into the motivations of a man who has never had an itch he couldn’t reach, an Illuminati charter member, Fantastic Four leader, super genius, champion of…

Civil War Perspectives: PreReqs – J

Civil War Perspectives: PreReqs – J

In honor of the upcoming Civil War Movie, I have read 100 of the original Civil War comics and tie-ins to prepare myself to judge the movie as harshly as a fan boy can, but also, I have digested the information and am excited to judge the comic, likewise! This particular post is going to…

A Universe in Review: Batman v. Superman

A Universe in Review: Batman v. Superman

  So… the word’s out. This movie is not a critical darling. In fact, it’s not even really a fan darling. After the initial weekend’s record breaking money, it’s now dropping pretty quickly. However, I don’t need someone else’s approval to enjoy a movie. To wit, my opinion was formed without the taint of some…

A Universe in Review_CBS’s Supergirl: J

A Universe in Review_CBS’s Supergirl: J

Wow, a title with three consecutive “esses”. But I digress..ess… … precious. Supergirl Like the titular character, the show is young and trying to find its place in a world that already has a bigger, better Superman. It has potential, though. The writers know the good material out there; brainiacs and bizzaros, For the Girl…

Fan Service and Happy Endings (heh): C

Fan Service and Happy Endings (heh): C

It’s tough to derive any meaningful lessons, political or otherwise from Deadpool. By design it is meant to be irreverent and fun. Any statements it has to make are of the clever cynicism/pop culture skewer variety. That being said, there is, and will be until we Caped Persuaders figure out that whole “making money for…

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