Category Archives: Superhero

Just a Girl: a Captain Marvel Review

The stage is set. Avengers: Endgame looms on the horizon, its plot shrouded in mystery, following on the heels of Infinity War, a gargantuan (or, some would say, titanic) crossover epic. In between the two films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe … Continue reading

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Elevate: an Into the Spider-Verse Review

Originally, I was going to write a piece talking about how different my experiences were when I saw Aquaman and Into the Spider-Verse within days of one another over the holidays. Then, on a whim, I went on my own … Continue reading

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Castlia House Reviews Hell Spawn

Over at Castalia House, Jon Mollison reviewed Hell Spawn. Played entirely straight, the result is an urban fantasy for people who don’t like urban fantasy. Instead of the usual kitchen sink approach as seen in the “Iron Druid” series and … Continue reading

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Thor: Ragnarok, a review

If you know Norse mythology, you know that Ragnarok is basically the doom of Asgard. It is the end of all things. Can Thor, god of thunder, stop the cataclysm from happening? Going by the first minutes of the film, … Continue reading

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie

As we all know, I’m a self-professed Lego fanboy. I’m also involved with an RLUG (an official club recognized by Lego, with some access to certain perks), and got an invite to see all three Lego franchise films before they … Continue reading

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Marvel at #SDCC 2017: Captain Marvel, Thor, and Infinity War

This probably qualifies as being geeky enough for our readership: a quick look at some of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe had at San Diego Comic Con this year. This is “some,” in part, because they dropped an Infinity War … Continue reading

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Catholic Dragon Award Suggestions

Since we have not mentioned this since February, It’s occurred to me that the first post was probably a little too cavalier in that Dragon Award post. We should spell out what the bleep is going on a little bit … Continue reading

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Black Panther Trailer Reaction

Welcome back to the Marvel Cinematic universe. The next trailer for the movie after next is here. And now: Black Panther.

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“Welcome to the Fricking Guardians of the Galaxy”

Now that I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 twice, I feel like I can write an accurate review. This is probably the best of all Marvel’s films, despite being the most predictable. I was only half paying attention … Continue reading

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Legendary: Noir Expansion

Among the infinite number of alternate universes contained in the stories of Marvel Comics, there lies a world set in the dark and forbidding streets of the gangster-dominated 1920s and ’30s, where the heroes, mostly devoid of superpowers, must rely … Continue reading

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Legendary: Deadpool Expansion

The rapidly growing popularity of Marvel’s most famous mercenary, capped by a highly successful solo film in 2016, inspired Upper Deck to base an entire small box expansion around the mouthy anti-hero. Featuring characters from Deadpool’s more recent adventures, and … Continue reading

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Legendary Villains: Fear Itself Expansion

Two years after the release of Legendary: A Marvel Deck-Building Game, Upper Deck introduced another core set, Legendary Villains. In this spin-off version of the game the roles are reversed, with players acting as the villains and brawling against various … Continue reading

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Midseason Review: Legends of Tomorrow and Invasion!

On the one hand, this show has improved since last season. Last season, the writing was so uneven, some episodes were great, and some felt like they were a failed writing class. …. Yes, I am ignoring the episode in … Continue reading

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Berlantiverse Review: Flash and Supergirl

This will be a two-for-one review for reasons that shall become apparent as we go along. Item the First: It’s a puff piece, it’s agit-prop, no, it’s Supergirl! Dear, God, SOMEBODY SAVE THIS SHOW. ….Sigh. Too late. Let’s break this down … Continue reading

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TV Midseason Review: Arrow

Arrow is, by and large, the best of DC CW TV. iZombie doesn’t count, that’s from Vertigo. When our season opens, Oliver Queen must put together a team of heroes, since he lost his last one to retirement. They include Mad … Continue reading

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Top 10 Catholic Books to Give this Christmas

In my family, the easiest thing in the world is to give the gift of books. And, seriously, who doesn’t read? If your first thought is “I don’t read,” then I will ask you how exactly this post is getting … Continue reading

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Where does Marvel go from Civil War?

Everything below will spoil the franchise to date. If you’ve seen Civil War, the only spoilers will be speculation I might get correct. Also, spoilers for a comic book here or there. Now that Doctor Strange is nearly upon us, it is time … Continue reading

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Marvel’s Iron Fist Trailer

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Daredevil Panel with Charlie Cox @DragonCon, 2016

And, if you like Martial Arts, you might want to check out my Sad Puppy and Dragon Award Nominated Novel Honor at Stake by clicking this link. And … enjoy.

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Russia’s “Guardians”: Now With 100% More Man-Bear!

I heard about Guardians some time back: in a nutshell, it’s a Russian version of The Avengers…which means that in some ways, it’s actually quite different. For one, there’s a character who turns into a were-bear. Only in Russia! Well, … Continue reading

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