The series’ first original villain—the Sewer King—is a dud who fails to capitalize on obvious themes of the Batman mythos.
The introduction of Poison Ivy reveals more about Bruce Wayne – and the ambitions of the series.
Mark Hamill’s Joker gets his first memorable line: ‘You killed Captain Clown!’
Superhero movies, more than any other creation or institution of the last two decades, have created a common culture.
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.
We’re back to that original conflict of Season 1: What if the devil is stronger? What if he wins?
Critics pegged ‘Venom’ as not just a lower-rung Marvel film, but as one of the worst comic book films ever. Is it really that bad? Yes.
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.
Batman’s newfound lack of faith raises an interesting question: what do the rest of the folks in comic book land believe?
Batman is bigger than any one film or comic. He’s a myth that looms large over our culture, casting a wide and long shadow.
It was a perfect comic book film, a brilliant crime movie, a stellar action flick, an amazing superhero story, a nail-biting cop drama, an intense thriller, a political commentary, a tale of terrorism, and more.
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.
From a standard SJW storyline of female empowerment and male incompetence, the film diverges into a much more interesting, universal, and realistic set of conclusions.
Not only does the movie get its themes confused when it comes to the villain, its plot is an embarrassment.
This weekend, ‘The Incredibles 2’ hits theaters, 14 years after the original. Before you go see the new movie, let’s talk about the original.
The film presents as something shallow and not really worthy of deep critical attention. Then it feeds the viewers deep issues in rather overt ways.
Each of DC’s major characters is essentially a sun at the center of their own solar system. Their gravity is so strong they maintain multiple planets all on their own.
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.
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