A White World: Diversity In Comics

A White World: Diversity In Comics

When I started to think of the next article to write I kept coming back to the same topic in mind, diversity. While I’m a huge comic book geek, I always wondered why growing up I rarely saw anyone of color or different gender as lead characters. Hit me at a young age, it’s just not the real world we live in. I don’t walk out of my house and just see white people, so strange when most books are …
Wonder Woman and Feminism

Wonder Woman and Feminism

Wonder Woman isn’t just a feminist icon, she is THE feminist icon. Crazy to say with the likes of Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Oprah, Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson as famous feminist icons in their own right among many others. Wonder Woman wasn’t even the first female superhero created, Black Widow and Bulletgirl have that honor, but she was the first molded from a proto-feminist perspective. Created by William Moulton Marston in 1941, he saw female leadership as the …

"Suicide Mission" - A Suicide Squad Review

“You know what they say about the crazy ones…” - Captain Boomerang SUMMARY Enjoyable, likeable in parts, but ultimately forgettable, and short of the charming, cool film you hoped for. + A team of bad guys! + Will Smith is solid as ever + Harley Quinn’s in a movie! + Diverse cast - The one-liners don’t really land - Weak plot - Ironically, an uninteresting villain - Loads of peripheral characters in the squad Batman has a superb rogue’s gallery.  His …
Captain America vs Batman

Captain America vs Batman

The Dark Knight versus America’s finest. When trying to figure out someone to battle Captain America, I didn’t want him fighting someone with cosmic powers or other worldly abilities. Batman was the most logical choice in my head. In the article ahead you’ll find out why… First lets start with Steve Rodgers, aka Captain America. Through the Super Soldier serum and Vita Rey treatment he is transformed into everything he wanted since he was a child, the perfect soldier. He …
Thor vs Superman

Thor vs Superman

When trying to come up with a hero or villain strong enough to take on Superman it’s actually pretty difficult. You have Black Bolt, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Hyperion, Sentry, Dr. Strange (possibly) and if you want to throw a curveball, Phoenix. Superman is pretty much unbeatable unless you’re using kryptonite. I’m not going to allow that though, no cheating just straight up power for power battle. I looked through many characters and the one I came to conclusion that would …
“The Jester of Genocide”

“The Jester of Genocide”

I thought about writing many different things when I started this but I kept coming back to The Clown Price of Crime, The Joker. I decided to write a little about what makes him tick, who he is, why he’s my favorite character in the comic book universe, because sometimes you need a little crazy. “Smile, because it confuses people. Because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside”. - Joker I feel Joker is a misunderstood character….. yes …

"Captain America: Civil War" Reaction

Now that my blood pressure has returned to normal levels and my throbbing… erm… excitement has gone down, it seems only fair to put my thoughts down into a mini-review but I promise no spoilers for at least a few more weeks to give you all time to watch it three times. (I’ve already got my second viewing planned and am trying to plan the third btw…) Everyone who knows me and most people who don’t know that comic films …
Arrow S04E18 aka “WHUT??”

Arrow S04E18 aka “WHUT??”

So... the dust has partially settled on what was a pretty emotive and ground-breaking episode of Arrow. It’s fair to say that the writers have shown that they aren’t scared to make the big calls but the question is - did they make the right call? I can see both sides of the story here so allow me to play devil’s advocate… On the one hand, I’m very disappointed to see Black Canary disappear because, as far as I’m concerned, …
Batman vs Superman: A Reaction

Batman vs Superman: A Reaction

Afternoon folks! Well I (Stu, hi there!) finally got the chance to see Batman vs Superman (aka Dawn of Justice) last night after a week of house moving stress and pain and you know what? I am one happy little DC fanboi! Anyone who’s listened to the AI Comic Pod (which is all of you, right?) will know that I’ve long wanted DC to follow Marvel’s lead and start thinking about the long game, create a full DC Universe and …
Deadpool: The Ultimate Antihero?

Deadpool: The Ultimate Antihero?

As the dust settles on what was an extraordinary cinema release for the film (grossing over $700 million worldwide); I look back to my first experience watching the red suited antihero, who had this particular viewer giggling with glee, at what unfolded in front of me. If you remove the gratuitous violence, the sex, the language, the pure filth from start to finish, you’re left with a film of great emotion and heart, with a strong moral message running throughout……if …
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