Jeremiah Massengale
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Jeremiah Massengale is an assistant professor of communication arts at the University of the Cumberlands where he also advises the award-winning college newspaper.

Features // 3 Articles
Reviews // 43 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles

'Thor' Reconsidered As Both Vital and Dangerous for Marvel Studios | 17 Oct 2012 // 9:45 PM

With the end The Mighty Thor, perhaps now's the perfect time to reconsider Kenneth Branagh's critical box office success as a metaphor for the challenges facing the upcoming Thor: God of Thunder.

The Real Story, But Not All of It | 30 Aug 2011 // 9:08 PM

Perhaps more than a long, critical gaze at DC's history, Secret Origins makes the incredibly savvy move of rendering the company's 70-plus years as both heartwarming and resilient.


'The League of Regrettable Superheroes' Is a Heroic, Enjoyable Effort | 17 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Jon Morris’ book is a courageous, witty look at 100 short-lived superheroes you’ll never see coming to a theater near you.

Al Pacino Is the Showstopper in 'Danny Collins' | 20 Aug 2015 // 2:00 AM

Al Pacino steals the show as Danny Collins in a feel-good redemption story that also happens to be his best role in many years.


A Marvelous Collision: "Archie Meets the Punisher" | 13 Apr 2012 // 3:49 AM

In 1994, the Punisher and his fixer Micro stormed into Riverdale, believing that such a squeaky-clean town must be hiding its own special breed of hell…

Lessons Learned from "ThunderCats: The Return" | 13 Jan 2012 // 1:45 AM

2011 saw the reboot of the classic show, ThunderCats, on Cartoon Network. But an earlier ThunderCats reboot, in comics, holds lessons for uncovering good from bad reimaginings.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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