Thor

Marvel’s Biggest Gamble

With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY becoming the first film of 2014 to cross the $300 million barrier and with it claiming the domestic box office champion ship from fellow Marvel alumni CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER the film business chorus has shifted from Marvel takes big risks to Marvel can do no wrong. Even SATURDAY […]

SGT. Fury Special Marvel Edition – Captain America and Bucky

There is a lot of mystery and excitement in the comic edition of SGT. Fury Special Marvel Edition – Captain America and Bucky. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby hid a lot more than just secret identities between their characters as readers see the early signs of unbeatable teamwork – a foreshadow of S.H.I.E.L.D. and things to come.

We Can be Heroes

The conversation got me thinking about heroes and what characteristics are expected of a hero from generation to generation.

It’s All My Fault – An Apology

Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 as Critique of Techno-Darwinism

Iron Man Three surpasses its predecessor, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, in one very exciting and fundamental way: it feels more like an actual comic book than any single Marvel flick before it—hell, maybe more than any comic adaptation, period. It celebrates the humor and cool-gadgetry flair of the first two Iron Man flicks while simultaneously […]

What super-movie are you most excited about?

The sun actually decided to finally show its face in London this week, and that along with me spotting that the 2012/13 season of TV shows is soon coming to an end has made me realise that the summer season is nearly upon us and that can mean only one thing. Blockbuster movie season. Over […]

No. 2 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter of Mars

Any SF library without Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter of Mars is hardly complete. Burroughs’ John Carter series captured the imagination of many noted SF writers, like Ray Bradbury, early in their youth. As a teenager, I noted that Burroughs works were a multimedia experience with mass-marketing appeal: comic books, comic strips, novels, and […]