Few characters have the staying power of London’s Great Detective. Since his introduction in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has moved far beyond the original short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that were printed in The Strand magazine, and has teamed up with other characters across media, universes and time periods. Here are not all but just […]
The Warner Bros. film Wonder Woman comes out on June 2. It will be Wonder Woman’s first feature film. It will be the first live-action movie to use a female superhero as the headliner star. So why, less than six weeks away from its release, is there not more advertising for this movie?
Back to the Future is one of my favorite all-time movies. Over thirty years since it came out in theaters in the summer of 1985, it remains a popular film that some regard as a classic and a few even regard as “perfect.” It’s hard to classify, delivering a science fiction adventure that’s also a […]
SPOILERS. Wow, there will obviously be game spoilers in this op-ed piece. Of course there will be. Did you see the headline? I actually pointed out that the subject of this piece is the game’s final ending choice. It’s right there. If you complain about spoilers later, I don’t know what to do with you. […]
Movie theaters are being decorated by posters for Transformers: The Last Knight, the next chapter in Michael Bay’s Transformers saga which comes out in June. This story promises to span history itself, with a look back at the living robots being tied to World War II. But I couldn’t help but wonder, not the first […]
Heroes have existed for as long as we could imagine things, but superheroes really started rolling into existence thanks to a woman’s story. I’m talking about Baroness Emma “Emmuska” Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josepha Barbara Orczy. Her hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, started this metaphorical ball rolling.
The evil organization Hydra has been on the rise in some Marvel Comics recently, mainly in stories by Nick Spencer. Now Marvel has released cover images from the upcoming Secret Empire crossover where many major super-villains will be working for or alongside Hydra to finally take over the entire Earth. One such villain depicted is […]
Sometimes it’s important to look back at classic works and great stories, and simply point them out to folks who maybe haven’t heard of them or had a chance to check them out yet. In that spirit, and in recognition of how necessary it is to remember the importance of civil rights and the crimes of […]
Superheroes exist in a realm that seems to lie between myth, social commentary, and folk tale. There’s often something primal to them. Some of them even literally bring in elements and characters from mythology. In Marvel Comics, the Norse god Thor is a long-lived alien from another dimension who fights alongside the Avengers. In DC […]
(NOTE: This contains minor spoilers concerning two plot points in episodes 1 and 2 of Life is Strange) In 2015, Square Enix published Dontnod Entertainment’s episodic game Life is Strange. On the surface, it is a point and click interactive story. The player controls young Maxine Caulfield, a student at Blackwell Academy who uses puzzle-solving […]