Author Archives: jonathondsvendsen

About jonathondsvendsen

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Somehow you stumbled upon it. Whatever brought you around, I'm glad you're here. I am a free-lance writer and independent scholar of pop-cultural mythology, living and working in Minnesota. An aspiring mythmaker, I dream of voyages through space, fantastic worlds, and even my own superhero or two. I am also an established public speaker and have guest-lectured for college classes on the topic of comic book superheroes. I graduated from Bethel University in 2007 with a degree in Literature and Creative writing. I also write for the website Head on over and you can check out my book reviews , a few fun interviews and even my April Fools Day jokes.

In Memoriam: Stan Lee 1922-2018

It may be the nostalgia talking but for my money the time period between the late 1980s and early 2000s was the true golden age of children’s television. One of the leaders in this programming was the Fox Kids Network. … Continue reading

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What’s This? Celebrating 25 Years of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas #2: Halloweentown

Part of the reason  it seems strange to see the seasonal displays for Christmas and Halloween at Target is the simple, and obvious fact that they seem have very little in common. The most enduring symbol of Christmas is a … Continue reading

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What’s This? Celebrating 25 Years of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas #1: Jack Skellington

You see this odd little fellow pop up around this time of year. He has the tendency to linger well until January, as though his spidery long legs find a way to straddle across the calendar. Moreover, in the 25 … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to this Blog…

Dinosaurs. Wookies. Vulcans. Hobbits. Fauns. Superheroes. A kind little alien far from home. Even a beagle with a big imagination. These are just some of the wondrous creatures Jonathon D. Svendsen has already examined. Now, what’s this? He has another … Continue reading

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The Award of Great Price

I didn’t win very many awards in elementary school. I grew up in halcyon days before everyone got a trophy, and while I certainly did get an “Outstanding Participation” ribbon for Track and Field Day, each event still had first, … Continue reading

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“Why So Serious?” Celebrating 10 Years of The Dark Knight

It is very rare that a sequel can be better than the first film. For a vast majority of movie goers are The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Star Trek: First Contact, and Toy Story … Continue reading

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“Earn This…..” A Saving Private Ryan 20th Anniversary Retrospect

They have been called the “Greatest Generation” and for good reason. Few, especially those in my day, would probably be willing to do what they did on that infamous day back in June of 1944. For decades their valor was … Continue reading

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