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Columns

Sunday, July 6 2014

With 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' the MCU Decisively Breaks with Comics

Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media.


Monday, April 23 2012

Comics to Film (and Film to Comics): The Two-Way Street Between Page and Screen

Movies like The Avengers are better thought of as character adaptations than adaptations of specific books. When seen that way, we recognize the characters as transmedia creations.


Reviews

Tuesday, March 31 2015

Overwhelming and Overdue Humility in 'Uncanny X-men #32'

Cyclops is put in a difficult position that reveals his vulnerabilities, amongst other things.


Monday, March 16 2015

"All-New X-men #37" Gives Us a Frenemy Indeed

Emma Frost teaches Jean Grey a few important lessons in unorthodox ways that feel oddly fitting.


Monday, January 5 2015

When It Really Could Be Worse: "All-New X-men #34"

The O5 X-men think their future is bad, but a trip to the decaying world of Ultimate adds some needed perspective.


Monday, August 18 2014

Making Progress Fun: "All-New X-men #30"

Character development doesn't need killer robots or time-traveling enemies. It just needs to be fun.


Monday, July 7 2014

A Beautiful Institutional Breakdown: "Uncanny X-men #22"

Disorganization and ineptitude somehow come together in a wonderfully meaningful story.


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