On the big and small screens, new storytelling is losing its ability to saturate our culture and promote shared values.
Washington Post writer David Betancourt joins Federalist Radio to discuss the work of Stan Lee and big changes in the superhero entertainment industry.
Their partnership was tense, but Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were pioneers.
While the characters he co-created will go down as his big contribution, Stan Lee should gain the most credit for being the greatest advocate of comics.
On Netflix, Marvel shows are hit and miss at the best of times, not least because Netflix doubles down on misses as much as on hits.
‘We hope Americans from across the political spectrum can ease up on the character assassinations and stop weaponizing mob mentality.’
Of all of Marvel’s early ’60s characters, Ant-Man, alongside Iron Man, was the most politicized. Both were sturdy anti-Communists.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Spider-Man was the mind and abilities of the man who truly formed him. That’s Steve Ditko, of whose death the news has come.
Peter Suderman joins Federalist Radio to break down the history of Marvel’s movie franchises and how their blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War” came to be.
Thanos has a similar mindset to leftists of the past century or so. He believes anything can be justified if it forwards his well-intentioned agenda.
That the film paints Malthusian calculus in such an unflattering light just as a wave of editorials are confessing the unrealized horrors of population panic is one heck of a coincidence.
Washington Post’s comic book reporter David Betancourt joins Federalist Radio to nerd out about the newest Marvel movie and other character adaptations.
Ben Domenech covers this week’s flood of new on the Federalist Radio Hour including the snow ball of sexual assault allegation, the tax bill, and more.
Netflix can be happy that after duds like ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘The Defenders’ they’ve returned to something gritty that works without ridiculous fairy tales.
The new Netflix-Marvel series asks interesting questions about human dignity, but falls into individualism and identity politics instead of answering them.
This is the level of writing in prestige television in its golden age: preemptive declarations of liberal grievances instead of a real plot.
So, does the film do away with Uncle Ben’s nugget of wisdom, ‘With great power comes great responsibility’? No, it’s just softer in this film.
This new ‘Spider-Man’ has none of the sweetness of the old comics or movies, none of the suffering—but all the gadgets and heroism audiences want.
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