With superhero films riding a peak in popularity, it may be a surprise to learn that since 1940 there have been arguments that the characters are inherently fascist.
In 1940, … Read More
The scene: New York City
The situation: Monsters from another dimension are wreaking havoc
The resolution: Marvel’s The Avengers swoop in to save the day
But as Captain America, Thor, … Read More
The most exhausting theme of 2016 is … can 2016 be over, already?
You can partially pin this on all the talented souls who left us over the past 12 … Read More
A villain that sparks more fear that the planet-devouring Galactus. A baddie more menacing than the death-worshiping Thanos.
A bad guy whose very name incites hatred and despair.
Yes, those Social Justice Warriors are having a busy May, trying to force their values on pop culture touchstones embraced by the masses.
With Daniel Craig stepping away from the … Read More
“Captain America: Civil War” opened to enthusiastic reviews and fanboy love. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” got pelted by critics while fans moaned over what might have been.
Not … Read More
It’s one reason Jay Leno’s monologue remained consistently funny during his “Tonight Show” run. And Jon Stewart became a comedy institution during his “Daily Show” reign thanks to the tireless … Read More
Marvel’s red, white and blue hero is patriotic to the core. Yet over the years, comic book writers have used him as a cudgel in their ideological grudge matches.
Most recently, … Read More
Iron Man has the cool suit. Spider-Man swings from amazing webs. And the Vision is just flat-out neat.
The true hero in the third, deliciously overstuffed “Captain America” film is Mr. … Read More
Forget Batman v Superman. It’s Marvel v DC Comics. And lately it’s not even a fair fight.
“Captain America: Civil War” opens this weekend. The focus is on hero versus … Read More
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