Comics have always been a fun and interesting way to tell stories through words and illustrations in a unique pattern of panels and dialogue on a page or, sometimes, series of pages. Small, possibly even one panel prints in newspapers turned into weekly and monthly releases of graphic novels to the awaiting public. Now, the […]
Smallville’s Meteoric Rise: How Clark Kent Changed Superheroes in Television
On October 16, 2001, the formula of Superhero-based television would change forever. On this night, on a channel known at the time as The WB, Smallville would premiere, reintroducing people of all ages to Clark Kent. This show—an origin story to the Man of Steel—would last ten seasons and garner millions of fans. In those […]
The Story of Franklin: How Comics Impacts Our Society
Feeding a Fandom: How Graphic Novels are keeping a Show/Movie alive?
Firefly was an American space western drama that aired from 2002-2003 and only lasted for 14 episodes. The show takes place during the year 2517 and is primarily set on Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship, which is owned and captained by Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds. The show focuses on nine main characters: Mal, Zoe, Wash, Inara, Jayne, […]
Our Favorite Collaborators are Collaborating again in Americanah
I am super excited to see my two favorite Wakanda women, Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) and Danai Gurira, who starred in Black Panther together and have collaborated in many projects, work together again in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. I read this book in English class my junior year of college and liked it a lot. The theme is about two […]
It’s time to point the Finger. Who really wrote Batman?
Self confessed documentary geek here! When in doubt I always go to documentaries, see what ever obscure fact I can find, and increase my knowledge about. This one absolutely blew my mind. As previously mentioned in other posts (I think) I love comic shows and comic movies, but I have never read one until this […]
Comic Books Are Reappearing!?
Comic books have gotten a pretty bad rap for a while. They were known as a distraction that kids hid inside the pages of ‘real books’. People saw them as a more simplified version of reading, something that couldn’t offer the same complexity or developmental benefits that ‘serious books’ could. Now comic books or […]
Heathers (Movie) the Darker Version of Mean Girls?
More like Mean Girls is the tamer version of Heathers, since Heathers after all did come first and stars the amazing Winona Ryder as the main character, Veronica Sawyer. While Mean Girls stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron and in many ways the two movies are similar. Of course, Heathers is rated R, so there […]