Category Archives: Superhero Fiction

Thor: Ragnarok is fun, but let’s not get carried away

I swear I am going to write a short review again one day.  tl;dr version: Thor: Ragnarok is very funny at times but too uneven, sometimes veering into camp.  The visuals are gorgeous and bonkers, at least as pictures—full Jack … Continue reading

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Iron Man is a Villain – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Iron Man?  Iron Man is a damn villain.  The bad guy in Spider-Man: Homecoming only broke bad after Stark used his political influence to screw him out of a city contract.  Peter Parker is basically motivated by the fact that … Continue reading

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Logan is Wolverine Boiled Down to his Essence

Logan is, without a doubt, the best X-Men movie yet.  And that’s counting Deadpool.  It’s the first nine (!) movies boiled down to their essence.  The two actors and characters at the heart of the movies—Hugh Jackman/Wolverine and Patrick Stewart/Professor … Continue reading

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Review of Ms. Marvel vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel is great!  As a character, and as a comic as a whole.  This volume is not.  It has issues, several issues.  The story is as disjointed as we have come to expect the art to be (my kingdom … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Like most people, I imagine, these days, my views of Frankenstein were shaped primarily by the 1931 movie.  Reading the original novel—5 years ago, I believe—was a revelation.  It deserves every bit of its reputation, and it doesn’t deserve to … Continue reading

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Review of Luke Cage Season 1

I was a big fan of Jessica Jones, and a big fan of Mike Colter’s portrayal of Luke Cage in Jessica Jones, so I was very excited about Luke Cage.  And to hear it had aspirations of being a superhero … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Graphic Novel Edition

The day and a half I spent without power post Hurricane Hermine was an excellent excuse to plow through some graphic novels.  And I did enjoy those I read, but it doesn’t really make sense to write long reviews of … Continue reading

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