Category Archives: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Loki Finale Prep: Who is Running the TVA?

We are less that a week away from the finale of the MCU’s Loki on Disney+ and it might be fun to ponder who is actually running the TVA and is therefore the series’ Big Bad. Spoiler warning just is … Continue reading

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A Key to MCU Phase 4 and maybe 5?

Allow me to begin with an apology. Somebody somewhere in social media may have mentioned this before. If so, I apologize for not remembering your name. But I suspect that Kurt Busiek’s “Avengers Forever” might just be the key to … Continue reading

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The Seductive Lie of Karli Morgenthau

Marvel is pushing the limits of superhero entertainment, asking difficult questions about who gets power and a voice in the world, and they are making the argument excellently well, offering an intriguing range of views for us to consider at … Continue reading

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is The Show America Needs Right Now

America is in turmoil right now. Well, it has been most of my life, and I’ve been around for a long time. There is an ongoing clash between the Idea of America and the Reality of America. The latter is … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word on TTDS

When not blogging or writing fiction, my other creative outlet is a podcast called TELL THE DAMN STORY. Here’s a promotion for it that my co-host, the legendary Alex Simmons, created on his phone from his hospital bed. Worth a … Continue reading

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

https://anchor.fm/alex-simmons6/episodes/Tell-The-Damn-Story-UNPLUGGED-Billy-Graham-Art–the-Black-Panther–Pt-1-e1616o

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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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