• Buckaroo Banzai Rides Again…Maybe?

    Buckaroo Banzai Rides Again…Maybe?0

    Kevin Smith…? That Kevin Smith? My feelings for Kevin Smith and the type of media he produces change with the most recent thing he’s done. My relationship with his work covers the full spectrum between love and hate. The overwhelming majority of his work in the ’90s is lost on me, despite how popular it

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  • What Devin Faraci Gets Wrong About Audience, Ownership and Power

    What Devin Faraci Gets Wrong About Audience, Ownership and Power12

    Earlier this week, Devin Faraci of Birth Movies Death, wrote that fandom was broken. Out of control and on the attack, wild elements of the audience had broken free from their assigned role of mild adoration and GIFpreciation to wage war against creators. Hashtag campaigns, calls to action, death threats — described in one long

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  • The Sharon Carter Problem: How Marvel Keeps Failing Female Characters

    The Sharon Carter Problem: How Marvel Keeps Failing Female Characters14

    Marvel movies are, by and large, not romances. And that’s okay. When I go to the theater to see a superhero movie, I don’t need to see anyone falling in love. If a romance can be played well within the confines of a rich and compelling superhero story, I’m not going to complain—I’m a sucker

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  • A Texas Broad Reads Preacher in 2016

    A Texas Broad Reads Preacher in 20165

    This past March and April, I read Preacher for the first time, which feels like comics sacrilege in 2016. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s seminal late 90s creation about a man from East Texas who is burdened with glorious purpose—or, more accurately, the spawn of an angel and a demon—is held up alongside The Watchmen

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  • Brand New: An Analysis of DC Comics’ 2016 Logo

    Brand New: An Analysis of DC Comics’ 2016 Logo1

    DC Entertainment released their new logo, along with a press release explaining its new branding and the motivations behind its decisions. See below for the full announcement. I have highlighted a few key phrases that point toward DC’s branding direction.

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  • Gozer in Ghosbusters: Call Me Marshmallow Woman

    Gozer in Ghosbusters: Call Me Marshmallow Woman0

    Marshmallow Man is a woman. Granted, “Marshmallow Woman” doesn’t roll off the tongue with the same alliterative satisfaction as “Marshmallow Man.” It’s tough to pronounce two W’s in a row like that, not to mention adding an entire extra syllable. But, it’s the more accurate of the two. Accuracy versus a lulling literary device is

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