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Books Reviews

You Can’t Spell ‘Economics’ without ‘Comics’ — “Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over the World” Reviewed

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Generally speaking, economics books are not meant to make for pleasant reading.

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Films Movies

In Defense Of… “The Incredible Hulk”

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has completely changed Hollywood. From the proliferation of comic book heroes to the notion that every major movie studio now needs its own universe in which its characters can interact through multiple films, Marvel has laid the path that all others are following, praying that they will find the same success. The films within the MCU have combined for a box office total of an estimated $14.8 billion worldwide, including five films raking in more than a billion each. In short, “Marvel has made consistent hits, which is supposedly impossible in a creative business.” But, to hear some tell it, Marvel’s record is not perfect and there are a few black marks on the studio’s résumé.

Actually, one of those marks is green.

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Films

The Main Problem with the DCEU: Universes Aren’t Built in a Day

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Another week, another avalanche of WTF rumors regarding Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe.

 

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Hip-Hop

Rap Avengers: 131 Marvel Hip-Hop Variant Covers

What if some of the most iconic album covers in rap history were given a Marvel makeover?

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Week in Review

Week in Review (May 6, 2016)

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I’ve written before about how over the past few years I’ve fallen out of love with sports and that’s still half-true.

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Passion Writing

A Unique Opportunity: On Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing “Black Panther”

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Last year, Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a celebrated writer on race in the United States, published Between the World and Me, a book that is presented as a letter to his teenage son about being a black man in America.

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Week in Review

Week in Review (February 19, 2016)

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I’m almost always thinking about money in one form or another.

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Films

Is That Really a Marvel Movie? On the Confusing State of Comic Book Films and Shared Universes

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Deadpool is a monster hit. It has shattered records and proven that an R-rated superhero film can not only work, but be a massive success. In everything I’ve read and heard, it keeps getting repeated that Deadpool is a Marvel film.

And that’s true…but it’s also false.

Huh?