Oh the Squirrelmanity!: The Unique Humanity of Squirrel Girl

As a superhero comic, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is unique for a number of reasons: the millennial humor, the distinctly non-sexualized female protagonist, the lighter tone, and the sheer quantity of squirrels, to name a few (some of these elements are discussed more in depth in an earlier blogpost). All of these elements make Squirrel […]

The Forgotten Wonder Woman

In recent years, comic books have enjoyed a return to the center of discussion in popular media thanks to the raging success of Marvel and DC movies. Having just barely missed the perfect age to grow up reading comics myself, I’ve taken a lot of interest in listening to the discussion of inter-textual relationships between […]

Do You Really Know Antman?

I first discovered Ant-Man during a part-time summer job at the movie theater. After seeing the movie and Paul Rudd portrayal of the character, Ant-man quickly became my favorite hero in the marvel universe. I wanted to know more about the history of this character and was quite surprised when I found out there have […]

What makes a good comic book(or comic book movie) video game?

This can alternately be titled “Will the MCU ever have a good video game adaptation that isn’t a Lego game?”  because while it’s been on fire in the movie department(especially since Black Panther was released) the same cannot be said for the video game department. And yes they have had some success with titles such as Lego […]

Deaf Representation in Hawkeye

Growing up in a household with a mostly deaf parent can be interesting at times. My dad wears two hearing aids and does a lot of lip reading, and it’s something he’s dealt with since he was young. I never really see much about partial/total hearing loss in comics, which is why I was so […]

“Whatever Knows Fear Burns at the Touch of the Man-Thing.”

Closeup of Man-Thing

What the Hell is Man-Thing? Man-Thing is a character in the Marvel universe; he’s not really a hero, but he’s definitely not a villain.  He first appeared in the 1971 comic Savage Tales, issue number 1 and was created by Stan Lee with the help of Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and originally drawn by Gray Morrow. To get […]

What’s The Deal With Fantastic Four?

Introduction So, I’ve done my past three blog posts on either the MCU, Marvel in general, or a Marvel franchise. I thought it would be fitting to finish up with another Marvel post. This time I’ll be perusing the Fantastic Four franchise to figure out why it always ends up being terrible movies. I’ve mentioned […]

Why Black Panther Is More Than A “Marvel Movie”

Hey guys, it’s Candy, coming at ya with another Black Panther post. I know there are several posts already about the movie, and while a fourth one might be a little on the “overdone” side, there is something about this movie that I wish to talk about. And that’s the subject of Black Panther being way more than […]