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Sometimes the Clothes Make the Woman, Part III

Previously, in COMICS 101: We’ve been looking at Marvel’s premier female solo superhero, Ms. Marvel, starting with her 1977 debut. When we left off, Ms. Marvel had solved her various identity crises and was embarking on a new start, with a new costume, which we’ll refresh your memories about below… As of the 20th issue […]

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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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Sometimes the Clothes Make the Woman, Part II

Previously, in COMICS 101: We began our look at Marvel’s premier female solo superhero, Ms. Marvel, as she first appeared in 1977. When we left off, the character and her alter ego Carol Danvers had been introduced to the readers (or re-introduced, in Carol’s case), although due to a pesky case of amnesia, Ms. Marvel […]

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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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Sometimes the Clothes Make the Woman

There are some comic-book characters that, for better or worse, are all about the costume. Take, for example, Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel, or as she’s been alternately known in the past, Binary, Warbird, and these days, Captain Marvel. The character has always been a favorite of mine, and I’ll admit much of […]

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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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Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Even More Assembling

Previously: In the first two parts of our examination of THE AVENGERS, we explored the origin and roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and took a stroll through their decades-long history. This week, we’ll explore the glory that new (and not-so-new) blood brought to the book in the late ‘90s, and explore some of THE AVENGERS’ […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.