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Book Review: “All Star Batman & Robin”

* * * B Frank Miller’s “All Star Batman & Robin” is a single volume that collects the entire series. It retells Robin’s origin story and includes many other DC heroes. I quickly discovered that things were not as I’d … Continue reading

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Review of “Justice League” (mild spoilers)

* * * B The DC Comics answer to the Avengers is here. Justice League pits Batman (Ben Afflick), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason “Drogo” Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) against an ancient and powerful … Continue reading

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Review of “Wonder Woman”

* * * B I liked Wonder Woman a lot, but didn’t find it deserving of the high praise it received from critics. Perhaps it’s because I saw it on the small screen. The film has three acts: the discovery … Continue reading

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The 2016 Eisner (Comic Book) Awards

The 2016 Eisner award winners have been announced. I’m going to examine how well the winners match up with what is actually popular, as gauged by Comichron’s top 1000 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops. Award Book Rank in … Continue reading

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Are Franchises the Problem with Hollywood?

The Independent’s article Hollywood’s obsession with franchises is costing studios millions argues against its own premise in places. I’m going to quote and comment. As anyone who has been to the cinema recently will tell you, Hollywood are currently pumping … Continue reading

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Marvel, DC, and Archetypes

It’s interesting how Marvel and DC have discovered the same kinds of characters. I’m going to compare some characters from opposite sides of the mirror and see if they shed some light on heroic archetypes. Superman and Thor Superman and … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman is Just a Movie

The CBC’s Haydn Watters writes “After a 76-year wait, a lot is riding on whether a Wonder Woman movie soars“. The article is subtitled ‘The fact that we have this real dearth of female representation in superhero films is a … Continue reading

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