Category Archives: Comic Books

“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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Life Lessons from Groot

So, here we are. It’s that time of year again. The school year is drawing to a close and that means graduation season is upon us. It’s the time when we love to give students advice, with the likes of … Continue reading

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“I am Iron Man” Celebrating 10 Years of Iron Man…and the Launch of the MCU

Avengers: Infinity War has been released, and to paraphrase Mantis, one of the film’s heroines, “it has been kicking names and taking butts” as it broke a number of box office records as the film has delivered on being the … Continue reading

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Of Tolkien and Legends

It’s true. We really do live in the “Golden Age” of nerd culture. Look at the slate of comic book, fantasy, and sci-fi films that hit the theaters each year. Notice how superhero TV shows, which were once considered the … Continue reading

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Good Grief! : Celebrating Peanuts # 1: Charlie Brown

The comic section of the newspaper has been a home to everything from talking cats to blundering army privates, to trouble making kids. There’s been strips about the work place, strips about a large family, and slightly plump woman and … Continue reading

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Coming Soon To This Blog….

So, I’ve done my big series looking at Marvel, DC, The Hobbit, Star Wars, Narnia, and I just finished up my Star Trek series. So, the question is, how do I end the year? 2016 has been a difficult year, … Continue reading

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“Holy Nostalgia, Batman!” Celebrating the DVD release of the classic 1966 Batman TV show

Thanks to my recent guest lecture on superheroes I was able to put some money aside for the long awaited DVD boxed-set of the complete series for the 1960s Batman TV show. While a vocal minority may not have been … Continue reading

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