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Review of “Legion” (season 1)

* * * B Not another TV series based on a superhero comic book! Wait. This one is different. Legion is technically part of the X-men universe, but this series, based on the Marvel comic book, is far from run … Continue reading

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The Mythological Thor

Marvel has popularized the character of Thor, the Norse god of thunder, in comic book series and, more recently, in film. But Marvel’s Thor bears only a passing resemblance to the mythological figure once worshiped throughout northern Europe. So what … Continue reading

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Is Marvel in Trouble?

The news that Marvel executive David Gabriel attributed their recent slump in sales to a lack of demand for diversity and female characters generated a storm in the media. Here’s the quote: “We saw the sales of any character that … Continue reading

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Review of “Big Hero 6” (mild spoilers)

* * * * A Big Hero 6 is an animated film based on the Marvel comic of the same name. The hero of the story, Hiro, is drawn into a battle against the evil “Kabuki Masked Man” when, after … Continue reading

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Review of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

* * * B The latest big budget Avengers movie pits the Marvel heroes against an enemy of their own creation. Quicksilver and the Red Witch (in this incarnation, created by Hydra) make their first appearances, with Cap, Iron Man, … Continue reading

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