Wakanda's Protector: Black Panther

Wakanda's Protector: Black Panther

Since he has a movie coming out in 2018 titled Black Panther and he was a big part of Marvel's Civil War I thought I would write about Black Panther aka T'Challa. Not to be confused with the Black Panther Party (his creation predated the Party by 3 months) and not influenced in any way when created despite popular belief. One of the most important characters to any comic universe lets talk about who I think is one of the …
The Scarlet Speedsters

The Scarlet Speedsters

The Flash is one of the most iconic, recognisable characters in all of comic book lore and is a founding member of the Justice League alongside DC superpowers such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. He has the ability to tap into a mystical energy source called “the speed force” which allows him superhuman speed, the ability to phase through objects and makes it possible to run across water and vertically up buildings to name just a few of his …
The Queen of Crazy: Harley Quinn

The Queen of Crazy: Harley Quinn

When I was debating what article to write next I thought that I would do a piece on the most popular person in comics right now one Harleen Frances Quinzel. Created for Batman's animated TV series, she was supposed to be just a minor character; a one-off almost. When the series started in 1992 creators Paul Dini and Bruce Timm were struggling to come up with a female character to use in an episode with the Joker - they thought …
The Battle of The Archers: Green Arrow vs Hawkeye

The Battle of The Archers: Green Arrow vs Hawkeye

I've tried to pit alike heroes against one another here. One from DC and one from Marvel but both worthy of an epic battle because of their similarities. Lets dive in and see who comes out on top in this fight. I'll start with Oliver Jonas Queen aka Green Arrow. In his everyday life he is a billionaire businessman and owner of Queen Industries somewhat the same story as Bruce Wayne (Batman). He is a local celeb in Star City …
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) versus Martian Manhunter

Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) versus Martian Manhunter

In this latest installment of versus Hal Jordan (the best Green Lantern in one man's opinion) will take on Mars' finest - J'onn J'onzz aka Martian Manhunter. Two founding members of the Justice League of America!! I wanted to explain a little behind the Green Lantern's powers before I started. It's important to know about the Green Lantern ring and its power source. The rings all Lantern's use is powered by a Power Battery, which in most cases takes the …
Dr. Strange: Marvel's Master of the Mystic Arts

Dr. Strange: Marvel's Master of the Mystic Arts

With the movie coming out November 4th 2016 (at least in the USA where this is being written) I thought I’d write about the good doctor and give some background on him. Dr. Stephen Strange first appeared in Strange Tales #110 in a split book with The Human Torch. Comics were much different to today's where you would never see a split book scenario. In 1963, when Strange debuted, he was created by Steve Ditko not Stan Lee as some …
Batman vs Superman: It’s extended… but is it any better?

Batman vs Superman: It’s extended… but is it any better?

One of the major criticisms levelled at "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” was that editing had left the film feeling quite disjointed. In some cases scenes had clearly had key elements removed which removed context and left them hard to follow. So, to rectify this, shortly after the film was released (and the negative reviews started rolling in) Warner Bros announced that “Ultimate Edition” would feature an additional 30 minutes of footage which had been removed. Now call me …
Iron Man: Battling The Cold War And The Bottle

Iron Man: Battling The Cold War And The Bottle

Created by Stan Lee and introduced in Tales of Suspense #39 (1963), Iron Man was originally created as a Cold War hero determined to protect Americans and defend the world from Communism. He was to explore America’s role in technology and business in the fight against communism. In early 60’s stories of Iron Man he fought villains like the Mandarin, Red Barbarian, and the Crimson Dynamo. All Cold War political battles, as he was the next war hero after Captain …
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 …
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