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Let’s Hate Spider-Man

Spider-Man is one of the good guys. Despite the fact that he’s constantly saving human lives and performing good deeds, he gets a hard time from the media courtesy of J. Jonah Jameson. I’m not sure any other superhero gets attacked by the public so much. Spidey isn’t a mutant, and unlike The Hulk (who […]

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Gwen Stacy

Spider-Man, Love, And What Makes Him Tick

I’m a sucker for a good love story, especially when it involves superheroes. They have such a different existence from us that I feel like they almost need a normal person at their side to keep them grounded. Sure, that leads to some predictable plot points: villains taking loved ones hostage and exploiting the weakness […]

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From Zero to Hero… Sort Of

Peter Parker was just an average teenager. Well, not exactly. His intelligence was above average. He liked science and because of his dedication to his studies, the “cool” kids called him a bookworm. It all changed when he was bit by a radioactive spider and became Spider-Man, but it also didn’t. His life was fundamentally […]

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X-Men Hellfire Club

Five Of My Favorite Kitty Pryde Moments

I liked Kitty Pryde aka Sprite aka Shadowcat aka Ariel as soon as I met her in Uncanny X-Men #129. The young girl who could phase and walk through walls and possessed unstoppable spunk grabbed my attention. I adored how she instantly bonded with Storm and soon proved she wasn’t scared to jump into the […]

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X-Men Against Hate

Events in the pages of comic books can be scary. I’m not talking about alien invasions, horror stories, or a Hulk-sized arch-nemesis stomping through a city. Sure. Some of those stories have woken me up in the middle of the night in sweats, but stories about hate and prejudice really get to me. They chill […]

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That’s Our Joss

Soon, probably just a few months from now, I’ll be looking back saying, “I remember the day when I said Joss Whedon and no one knew he was.” And of course I’m not talking about saying his name in the crowds at Comic-Con. No. I mean among the mundanes. The non-geeks. A couple-few years ago […]

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My Avengers Dream Team

The more I read of the Avengers, the more I notice that the number of current, active members fluctuates. Seemingly a lot. It becomes apparent when they call in all members, including past ones, to help fight a big baddie. By the time they all arrive they flood in and crowd the room to the […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.