The Superior Spider-Manalysis (pt. 2)

by Nathan on December 7, 2017

When we last left our intrepid writer, he was scouring the heart and soul of the comic known as Superior Spider-Man, scourge of Spidey fans the world over, nitpicking the fiendishly droll dialogue, the pathetically corrupted characters, and the flawed core concept. However, fear not, dear reader, lest you think complaining and whining be his signature style, for there is some good in the heart of this dragon. It need only be exposed to the sun.

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The Superior Spider-Manalysis (pt. 1)

by Nathan on December 7, 2017

Comic book fans are a strange crowd. We expect writers and illustrators to keep crafting stories of our favorite heroes on a regular basis over the course of fifty, sixty, seventy years without straying too far from the characters’ roots or tampering with their pasts too much. Hence why we throw hissy fits, complain on the internet, or send hate mail to creative teams whenever Captain America says “Hail, Hydra!,” Batman kills a few crooks in a movie, the Mandarin turns out to be just an actor, or the Joker suddenly looks like an angsty thug with too much body art. Granted, most of those concepts were in the films, but the underlying concept is that most fans hate, hate, hate change, for whatever the reason.

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The 10 Best Deaths in Superhero Movies (5-1)

by Nathan on September 5, 2017

There’s not much to say here, I suppose. If you read the previous blog, continue and discover which deaths I listed as my top 5. If you haven’t read the previous blog, I’d suggest you take a look at that first. Or don’t. I guess you can read them in any order if you’d like.

Really quick, a reminder of the rules: I have to have seen the movie, I have to have liked the death, and it has to have been a character who stayed dead, because we know how much superheroes cheat death.

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The 10 Best Deaths in Superhero Movies (10-6)

by Nathan on September 5, 2017

Continuing a trend from the previous two blogs, I’m going to cover another theme commonly found in superhero movies: death. Admittedly, the Grim Reaper tends to roam throughout almost every movie, stealing the lives of heroes, villains, love interests, and supporting cast members alike. Comic book movies, however, add another distinct layer on that. Most of these movies have characters based on individuals who first appeared in comics themselves, and some of these comic book counterparts have died in their respective comics. That will definitely play a role in this list; while some may want the merits of the movie deaths to stand on their own (and while that certainly will be the case for some of the entries), I do enjoy it when filmmakers occasionally pay homage to the source material by replicating moments from there, including death scenes.

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The 10 Best Plot Twists in Superhero Movies (5-1)

by Nathan on July 11, 2017

This is the second part of a blog covering plot twists in superhero movies. As a massive comics and superhero geek, I love a good superhero film. The fact I also enjoy writing and utilizing my own plot twists makes me definitely respect the writers, actors, and directors who can work together to make such spectacular twists work. As mentioned in my previous blog, this doesn’t always happen, but when they do, they’re fantastic.

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