Category Archives: Marvel Cinematic Universe

We discuss the NYT’s “Black Artist, Black Panther”

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Black Panther Pregaming, Part II

With four days until The Black Panther leaps into theatres, here’s a look at T’Challa’s first appearance, in Fastastic Four numbers 52 and 53, published in July and August, 1966. I was four at that time, so I didn’t experience … Continue reading

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Black Panther Pregaming!

Black Panther Pregaming Podcast TELL THE DAMN STORY Unplugged Alexander Simmons and Christopher Ryan discuss the roots of the Black Panther, creative contributions that are reflected in the new movie, and why we may need the Panther now more than … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Epiphany

“It’s the final countdown…” The was the song playing when I got bagels this morning. Hard not to smirk. Harder to dismiss in this, the era of American divisiveness. But we haven’t lost all hope, not yet. At least that’s … Continue reading

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BvS vs. Daredevil Season 2, et al: Spectacle Vs. Story

First things first; congratulations to Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice for crushing  it at the box office worldwide in its first weekend. Over $440 million is awesome. I wish it even more success. However, I must admit I came … Continue reading

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Daredevil Season 2 is Masterful Mythmaking

There will be no spoilers here. Plain and simple, Daredevil Season 2 may be the best project Marvel has produced. Epic storytelling on both a gritty street level and global scale, these 13 episodes weave at least eight intriguing plot … Continue reading

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“Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King”                                                                               An Adventurous Gift for You

There are so many ways to tell a story. Print, e-books, audio, just to name a few, are growing in popularity as part of the Indy book movement (despite the doctored figures big publishers want people to believe). Podcasting and … Continue reading

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