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Author: Michael Bridgett

Geek Fatigue in the Age of Ultron

Today’s media landscape is quite a bit different than it was 10 years ago. Roller coasters were replaced by movies. Movies have been replaced by TV. TV has been replaced by streaming services like Netflix and internet video channels like YouTube and Twitch. And sometime while the water cooler was...

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Hulk Smash: Rage at Puny Social Media

I find that engaging in the constant fighting on social media, namely Facebook, is having an adverse affect on my interpersonal relationships. I get aggro. I get mean. I even overcompensate in attempts at written humor. Apparently opening oneself up to other people’s rage, ignorance, lies and misery manifests itself...

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Spider-Man is Bad For Marvel’s Brand

  Sony and Marvel have worked out their differences and announced a joint deal where both studios will share Spidey and officially make him a part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. While there is a lot of excitement in seeing Spider-Man share space with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor...

Black Panther

This Is The Black Panther

At this point, Black Panther is almost a rallying cry for comic book geeks looking for diversity. Already, one of the oldest, most revered, powerful, and important superheroes of color (SOC) ever created, Black Panther is the creation of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, two of the most prolific and...

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Is the New Thor A Woman?

The announcement was made first on The View (that’s right), then confirmed by Marvel Comics that there will be an ALL NEW THOR taking over for Thor Classic after he was deemed unworthy of wielding his hammer Mjolnir, only this Thor will have “super powered boobies” (way to keep it...