In Spite Of ‘Wonder Woman’ Success, Comics Are Still Plagued By Sexism, A Study Reveals

Patty Jenkins’ runaway blockbuster “Wonder Woman” no doubt made great — if not long overdue — strides in proving a female lead can carry a summer flagpole film, but its success shouldn’t distract us from the fact that comics, especially under the DC and Marvel banners, have a long way to go in the quest… Read More In Spite Of ‘Wonder Woman’ Success, Comics Are Still Plagued By Sexism, A Study Reveals

Fewer Comics at Comic-Con? Blame Comicononomics

THE LOCAL COMICS shop—LCS in the parlance of us adherents—remains the place for a certain breed to get our fix. In the last couple of decades, though, troubles have set upon the LCS like the Legion of Doom coming hard at the Hall of Justice. Digital comics, trade paperbacks, distribution difficulties, and a persistent and not… Read More Fewer Comics at Comic-Con? Blame Comicononomics

New Characters Wanted: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Showing Its Age

Which superhero franchise is more successful: Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or Warner-DC Films’ DC Extended Universe (DCEU)? Easy, right? Marvel’s movies have nearly all been critically adored and they’ve made more than $12 billion in theatrical receipts, which is over $4 billion more in earnings than any other movie franchise in history (ignoring… Read More New Characters Wanted: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Showing Its Age

Attack on Titan Season 2, Episode 8 Review

Preview This week’s Attack on Titan, Episode 8 was a calmer, emotionally deeper episode than the previous one. With all the fighting between Eren, The Armoured Titan and The Colossal Titan this episode focused more on Mikasa, Armin and Hannes and their relationship. The episode was a more character building exercise for the audience exploring… Read More Attack on Titan Season 2, Episode 8 Review

Attack on Titan Season 2 Review: At The End of The First Half( First Six Episodes)

When Attack on Titans came out in 2013, it delivered exactly what the Manga had promised… blood, screams, gore, emotions, pulse-racing action and powerful characters.  It shared a new perspective on the most irresponsible race on the planet- Humans!  And with its right mix of slick action and emotions there was very little doubt that… Read More Attack on Titan Season 2 Review: At The End of The First Half( First Six Episodes)

A Cult Of Violence: Comics, Propaganda, And The Information War, Part I Read More: A Cult Of Violence: Comics And Propaganda, Part I

As Russia and America circle each other in this rapidly evolving Cold War 2.0, combat is waged in multiple theaters: cyber war, spy war, proxy war, cultural war, and an information war fueled by a persistent flow of disinformation and propaganda that hijacks narratives and distorts reality. In this series of articles, John Parker examines… Read More A Cult Of Violence: Comics, Propaganda, And The Information War, Part I Read More: A Cult Of Violence: Comics And Propaganda, Part I

P. Craig Russell on the Art of Adapting American Gods into Comics

The work of quintessential whimsysmith Neil Gaiman doesn’t often boil over with searing political commentary. No doubt, the fantasy icon’s 30-plus-year career includes bits of topicality, but compared to contemporaries like Warren Ellis or Alan Moore, Gaiman prefers to mine the history of lore with more subtle nods to humanity’s current plights. But American Gods,… Read More P. Craig Russell on the Art of Adapting American Gods into Comics

Theory: How Powerful Would Hiruzen Sarutobi Be In His Prime?

Hiruzen Sarutobi was the Third Hokage of the Hidden Leaf. Hiruzen was trained by both Hashirama and Tobirama Senju. Both of them considered him to a prodigy. Hiruzen remains the youngest ever Hokage in the history of Konohagakure. We never saw him at his at full potential. So, today I decided to describe the full… Read More Theory: How Powerful Would Hiruzen Sarutobi Be In His Prime?