Tag: superheroes

“Spider-Man before Spider-Man was born”

Friend of the Gutter Colin Smith writes about Spider-Man, Steven Tyler and “comics-related carelessness” at Them Darn Superpeople. “So much of an autobiography’s magic lies in the way in which it beguilingly evokes the past with apparently intimate and accurate details. But once carelessness breaks the spell, a […]

“Yellowed Pages: Foolkiller”

At Loser City, friend of the Gutter Nick Hanover looks at Steve Gerber and J. J. Birch’s comics miniseries, Foolkiller. “Before the Foolkiller was given a maxi-series, the character had been a fringe background character  in Gerber’s Man-Thing, lasting all of two issues before dying. This incarnation of […]

“Black Panther: Second Take”

Jamaal Thomas takes another look at Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and ponders four things. “Most of the Marvel films I’ve seen are entertaining but predictable – the identities of the heroes and villains are clear and the crowd leaves happy after the hero has vanquished their foes. In […]

I’m Holding Out for a Hero

There are so many superhero movies being made recently, and although I find most of them entertaining, I just don’t get the same feeling of happiness watching them that I used to with older versions like the original Superman movies (1978-1983), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of […]

Interview with Simone Missick

The Vulture has an interview with Simone MIssick, Misty Knight on Netflix’s Luke Cage. (There are plot details from Season 2). “The success of Luke Cage breaking Netflix was the reason why we have Black Panther and why we have Black Lightning, Cloak & Dagger, and all of […]