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Check Your Privilege, Thor: Colonialism in Asgard

Major Thor: Ragnarok spoilers included below. Remember Thor from his first movie?  What a jerk.  Foaming at the mouth to become king, instigating galactic wars, gloating in his strength.  No one misses that guy.  He was the poster child of spoiled frat boys, but after getting banished on earth and crashing with Natalie Portman, he… Continue reading Check Your Privilege, Thor: Colonialism in Asgard

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Recap of LA Comic Con 2017

Wassup nerds, your girl has risen from the Internet grave to wax poetic about her first ever Comic Con.  (No, not the one in San Diego.  My body is not ready for that insanity.)   When I was in college, I never joined my comic book club at LA Comic Con because of homework.  Now a… Continue reading Recap of LA Comic Con 2017

Book reviews, star wars

Dad Vader: Jeffrey Brown’s Alternate Star Wars Universe

If you're in the mood for a lighthearted, satirical "what-if" in the Star Wars universe, Jeffrey Brown's comics are just the ticket.  In Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess, Brown illustrates a hilarious scenario where Darth Vader struggles raise to Luke and Leia while also weaving in enough easter eggs to woo any hardcore… Continue reading Dad Vader: Jeffrey Brown’s Alternate Star Wars Universe

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Jason Reynolds Wrote His Miles Morales Book In 28 Days

When Jason Reynolds' agent called him about writing a book about Miles Morales, the first thing he said was: "Never heard of him."  "He's a Spider-Man in Brooklyn who's black and Puerto Rican," she explained.  He paused.  "Continue..." Throughout his work, Reynolds has written with the intention to teach young boys of color how to… Continue reading Jason Reynolds Wrote His Miles Morales Book In 28 Days

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Bruce Is Such a Dork in Ragnarok Trailer You (Almost) Miss Shirtless Thor

I'll be honest, I've never been a huge fan of the Thor movies, but this is the first time I'm excited to see one.  The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok gave Thor a new, funky feel that promised a little more fun and a little less freaky dark elves.  The second trailer?  A blessing to… Continue reading Bruce Is Such a Dork in Ragnarok Trailer You (Almost) Miss Shirtless Thor

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The New Spider-Man Shows the Awkward Stage of a Superhero

Prepare to feel way better about your embarrassing teen years, thanks to the newest Spider-Man.  We’ve anticipated the third reincarnation of Spidey ever since his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and, let’s be honest, we were real nervous about it.  However, Marvel answered our concerns with a surprisingly fresh take that shows a Spider-Man in transition.  I’m not just talking… Continue reading The New Spider-Man Shows the Awkward Stage of a Superhero

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Ahsoka: A Star Wars Story

For fans of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, E.K. Johnston’s novel Ahsoka is required reading.  In the TV series, we saw Ahsoka Tano transform from the brash and sassy Padawan, to the experienced young general, to the Jedi who left the Order after a loss of faith.  Johnston continues the Ahsoka character arc we deserved in the… Continue reading Ahsoka: A Star Wars Story