Archive For The “Inner Sanctum (Impetus)” Category

World’s Finest: Metaphors and Microcosms

It’s said that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I, for over a year now, have been in denial. As much as I wanted to claim otherwise–to put a positive spin on things–I too was disappointed in Batman vs. Superman. It wasn’t Marthagate. If you’re hung up on that, you’re…

The Hippolytic Oath

Set during the war “to make the world safe for democracy” and featuring the titular quintessential feminist icon, Wonder Woman is so rife with political overtones its hard to know where to begin. There’s the seemingly ubiquitous question of “to kill or not to kill?” which is addressed in a spectacularly subtle and nuanced fashion….

Roundabout 4: The Reckoning

To what do we owe our fascination with superheroes? Is it the action? It helps, but there’s plenty of violence and explosions in media to satisfy our appetite for excitement. Is it the quips and witty repartee? There’s no shortage of comedians in print, on television, or on the silver screen either. Is it the…

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