DC Comics Moves to Censor Iconic Comic Book Art

After the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s book Seduction of the Innocent in 1954, which accused comic books of having a negative impact on the minds of children, publishers opted to create a self-regulating oversight committee over government regulation of comic book content. This committee would be known as the Comics Code Authority. The organization’s…

Awesome Cheese: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

As I wrote in last month’s Awesome Cheese, comic book films expanded in major ways in the last decade. However, it wasn’t just The Losers that missed a step sometimes; even established franchises go down the wrong path. Such is the case for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Initially envisioned as the first in a new line…

First Gemini Man Trailer Released

Will Smith takes aim at himself in the first trailer for Ang Lee’s Gemini Man. I’ve been really excited for this movie; with Smith in the lead (having not done a solo genre piece since Hancock) and Life of Pi’s helmer behind the camera, this has definitely been high on my list for months. Unfortunately,…

SPOILER REVIEW: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

It took us 21 movies to get to this point. It started in 2008 when Robert Downey Jr. first showed us his portrayal of Tony Stark. The success of Iron Man propelled the Marvel Cinematic Universe into an era of prosperity that no one could’ve seen coming. Since then, the number of superheroes included in…

Why I’m Excited: Pennyworth

Batman has gone through a myriad of iterations over the years; yet, for every comic book adventure, every movie, and every TV show, Alfred has always been there to dispense advice and patch up the Caped Crusader. In many ways, Alfred has gone through just as much change as the Dark Knight himself, appearing in…

REVIEW: Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure – Season 2, Episodes 20 and 21, “Destinies Collide” Parts 1 and 2

*SPOILERS* In “Destinies Collide,” a flashback shows everyone being evacuated from the Dark Kingdom to get them away from the Moonstone. In the present, Rapunzel and her friends arrive at the Dark Kingdom. Their caravan falls down a cliff, leaving them to travel the rest of the way on foot. Eugene, Rapunzel, and Cassandra decide…