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SUPERGIRL: (Kryptonian) Witch, Please

Supergirl’s 22nd episode (“Make It Reign”) was full of a lot of great moments, even if there were difficult ones. For one thing, Sam (Odette Annable, crushing it) finally apologized to Ruby for keeping her not being honest with her in the past: “We’re going to call Lena and Alex, and they’re going to get […]

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You Can, and Can’t, Go Home Again on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 21st episode (“Not Kansas”) had a lot of brilliant moments, even if it was a little bit slow in its storytelling. First and foremost, the social commentary about guns, gun control, and how those who make their money from guns are often woefully neglecting the human cost—well, it was brilliant. This was particularly chilling: […]

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Reunions and Self-Reflection on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 20th episode (“Dark Side of the Moon”) had some interesting twists and surprisingly emotional moments. Surprise! Alura isn’t dead! At first, I was naturally suspicious of her and Argos. But it was a nice turn to have her be so remorseful, so grateful to see her daughter again. I’m still annoyed they recast the […]

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The Mad Titan, Finale: Thanos #13

This month, I’m on a journey to learn more about the comics version of Thanos as a celebration of his triumphant debut in Avengers: Infinity War. We’ve covered the 1992 comic book crossover from which the movie took its name, 2013’s cosmic Infinity event, took a break to see what Earth’s Mightiest Heroes were up […]

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An Avengers Secret

If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War, your bucket list isn’t done. But the movies have missed a theme of the Avengers and its spin-offs in the comics. Criminals keep joining. They commit crimes and then sooner or later afterwards, they join the Avengers and you’ll be surprised how many Avengers that includes. And in […]

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The Mad Titan: Intermission – Uncanny Avengers #1

This month, I’m on a journey to learn more about the comics version of Thanos as a celebration of his triumphant debut in Avengers: Infinity War. Last time, I dove into Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung’s ambitious, beautifully drawn Infinity #1 that sought to create a sci-fi epic that spanned the entirely of the Marvel […]

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The Mad Titan, Part Two: Infinity #1 (2013)

This month, I’m on a journey to learn more about the comics version of Thanos as a celebration of his triumphant debut in Avengers: Infinity War. Last time, I dove into the comic from which the movie took its name and found that it was actually the centerpiece of a Thanos-focused trilogy rather than the […]

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Finding the Good in the Bad on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 23rd episode (“We Are The Flash”) gave us everything: laughter, danger, feels, and a heap of powerful moments. It was, of course, satisfying as hell to finally be rid of DeVoe. I still maintain that his storyline dragged on for far too long, but I loved that way it wrapped up—and that we […]

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Secret Identities and Tension on SUPERGIRL

Supergirl’s 19th episode (“The Fantatical”) was a bit all over the place, narratively speaking. But I will say this: Jimmy does a hell of a Batman impression. His “Let her go” was very Michael Keaton meets Christian Bale, and I am here for it. And I’ll give credit where’s it’s due: one of the best […]

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It Pays to Be an Optimist on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 22nd episode (“Think Fast”) showcases how far DeVoe has spiraled into chaos, remorseless in his pursuit of what he thinks to be right. The Murder Symphony that starts off the episode was so very excellent. But he’s ancillary, for this go round, as far as I’m concerned. Team Flash, engaging with each other […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.