Category Archives: Superhero Fiction

Short Review Roundup – Netflix MCU Edition

I am a little behind on my Netflix MCU shows, but I might actually be caught up by the time Daredevil season three drops on Friday.  Not that any of that is an exciting prospect.  The Netflix MCU shows have … Continue reading

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First Trailer for Dark Phoenix

The X-Men movies just aren’t as good as the MCU movies.  But I still prefer them, because the X-Men are what I grew up reading and because the X-Men are simply better grist than the Avengers.  For all its faults, … Continue reading

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Ranking All of the X-Men Movies in Anticipation of Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 is now out in theaters!  Sadly, with a baby at home I’m not sure when I will get to see it.  I didn’t read any Deadpool back when I read comics, but I was a big X-Men fan.  … Continue reading

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Spoiler Quasi-Review of Thor: Infinity War

I wasn’t originally planning to write a review of Infinity War.  I didn’t see it until Wednesday and by then it seemed that the moment had passed.  But after reading several reviews and some rumination on the movie, I have … Continue reading

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Three Distinct Visions for the Future of Wakanda Underlie Black Panther

Black Panther does two things very, very well.  It throws a lot of crazy-ass Afro-Futurism into the mix, resulting in something that is both fresh and looks great, and it undergirds the plot with thematic weight.  The actors are having … Continue reading

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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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