Category Archives: superheroes

“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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the real reason why the mandarin isn’t chinese…

I’m talking, of course, about Iron Man 3, which, of course, you’ve seen by now.  As a comic-book fan who collected Iron Man in the late ’80’s/early ’90’s (when John Byrne was writing and John Romita, Jr was drawing) and who had seen the two previous … Continue reading

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