It’s always awesome when a work assignment requires you to pen a think piece that is ultimately a love letter to your favorite superhero.
Looking for something to (re)watch while staying at home?
I may be able to help you out on that score.
Over on 30Up I explain why Crisis On Infinite Earths is the once in a lifetime television event that’s been nearly a century in the making.
Today you guys are in for a treat.
Over on 30Up, I sit down with the one and only Gail Simone and we discuss everything from comics, writing, diversity, Hollywood, Lion Forge and much more.
Over on Black Girl Nerds I explain why the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t deserve praise for diversity. At least not yet anyway.
“It’s okay. A girl’s gotta be her own hero every now and again.” —Iris West-Allen
But first a visual tribute to the MVP of the Arrowverse.
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It’s always the quiet ones. Even more so if they’re also the little guy. This is most certainly the case if that quiet little guy is one Phil Coulson.
Coulson isn’t exactly a character one would initially expect to have a loyal following, much less receive a spin-off tv series. Played flawlessly by the charming and handsome Clark Gregg, when Coulson first debuted in Iron Man, he made it a point to be as quiet and non-assuming as humanly possible.
Understandable, given that he is a secret agent.
File this under why you should always check your spam box.
Last week I found out that a buddy sent me a Comixology gift card……2 years ago as a token of thanks for appearing on a comic book podcast.
Needless to say I decided to go shopping.
But what to purchase?
2017 had more than a few surprising gems as far as the small screen goes. While a few excellent shows didn’t make it past the first season, most of them at least gave us a satisfying conclusion.
2017 was bittersweet as we had to say goodbye to some favorites. The usual suspects definitely delivered in their respective seasons. 2017 was a very satisfying year and 2018 is looking to be even better.
As is the tradition from January to December, I compile a list of the best TV shows released throughout the year. One of the main purposes is to promote diverse and progressive works for those searching for quality artistry.
In order for a series to make the list, it must pass my Media Litmus Test.
So without further adieu, on to the countdown.
As many of you know, June is the month of LGBTQ Pride and I couldn’t think of a better time to call out a few tropes that inundate comics and media when it comes LGBTQ characters/themes.
Tropes that if I never see again for the rest of my existence, I’d be eternally grateful. While this by no means covers every trope/issue/fail, it definitely hits the major ones.
Take thorough notes, I’m gonna move fast, and this will not be pretty. Class in session and you’re about to get schooled by Prof. Upkins himself!!!
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