Category Archives: superheroes

“suicide squad” is this year’s “guardians”…

…In that, when I first heard of Suicide Squad, I had no interest in seeing a film about a rag-tag group of D-list comic book characters–just as I had with Guardians of the Galaxy.  But once I saw the trailers, … Continue reading

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awesome con is exactly that

I work in Washington, DC and live about an hour away, but this year was the first that I went to Awesome Con this past weekend.  I was only there for one day (Saturday, June 4), but I was blown … Continue reading

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a quick review of the sf/f movies of 2014

2014 IS ALMOST OUT THE DOOR, and I was fortunate enough to see quite a few science-fiction, fantasy, or superhero movies.  Here’s how I rank them: 5 Stars Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  “The man out of time” (as Loki … Continue reading

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5 reasons why superhero movies > superhero comics

Like many people, I started reading comic books as a kid, starting with Spider-Man and Metal Men, moving on to the Avengers and Fantastic Four before dropping the habit before high school.  I started back up in college with X-Men … Continue reading

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“captain a” in dc

Like a whole lot of people, I saw Captain America: The Winter Solider over the weekend, and I loved it.  Most of the movie is set in Washington DC, and I lived in the area from 1979-1998 (my home is … Continue reading

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these will be some kickass sequels

Here are a few of the upcoming movies I’m looking forward to seeing, presented with some commentary and possible spoilers.     Not a “summer” movie, seeing as how it opens at the beginning of April, but who cares?  This … Continue reading

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“ex-men”

From the mid-1980’s to the early 1990’s, I revived my childhood passion for comic-book collecting, and my favorites were, as you might expect, the various X-Men titles.  I’ve seen all the movies (even that sucktastic one), and I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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when the world was young: walt simonson and “thor”

The latest in a series about influences from my childhood   Thor: The Dark World opens today, and you can be sure that our family will rush to go see it.  We saw the first Thor movie and, of course, … Continue reading

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superheroes: a never-ending battle

(h/t Robert Bidinotto)   PBS has a great three-part series on superheroes which, if you’re any kind of fan—hardcore or casual, old or new—you should DROP EVERYTHING AND GO WATCH RIGHT NOW!!!     Ahem.  Sorry to have lost my … Continue reading

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a super-missed opportunity

Despite mixed reviews, Man of Steel has successfully rebooted the series that was dead even before the “meh” Superman Returns.  The movie’s admirers have praised its innovations: the depictions of Krypton and the events leading to its destruction; the portrayal of … Continue reading

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