Apparently readers in the ’40s had a real taste for cruel and ironic mutilation.
If there’s anything Hawkeye knows, it’s precision penetration.
The villains they fought weren’t exactly historically accurate, unless you believe that Wolfenstein 3D was a documentary.
What followed was basically Girls with superpowers.
It’s schmaltz. It’s schlock. It’s kitsch. It’s dreck. There aren’t enough words in the entire Yiddish language to put this show in its place.
It’s still a more satisfying fight than anything Floyd Mayweather is in.
Cashing in on the blaxploitation fad by tossing a street-smart, jive-talking superhero up against the usual mix of comic book villains, which at the time were mostly campy, color-blind disco rejects.
With Spider-Man: Homecoming officially in the books as both a critical and financial hit (over $700 million globally), we all know what that means! Okay, yes, a sequel that’s going to suck and make...
The problem with the character was that the writers had apparently never seen a Latino person outside a Death Wish movie.
Back when they started out, superhero comics didn’t care all that much about keeping track of who did what, mainly because it was the 1940s, they were printed on the cheapest possible material (which...
“It’s alright to cry. I know you miss the touch of your incestuous man-child husband.”
Unfortunately, DC decided that what the fans enjoyed wasn’t the social commentary and subversions of standard superhero archetypes, bur rather that they were super violent and needlessly dark and poorly proportioned.
With superhero fiction in its infancy, a lot of the early stories starring our heroes haven’t aged well, and not just because of the minstrel show-levels of racism.
I understand the appeal of making a Fantastic Four film. They’re characters that people sort of recognize, so why not ruin them for a decade?
Villains in the 1960s were so bad at covering their tracks that a group of suburban brats regularly just stumbled across their schemes while hula-hooping and drinking malt shakes and enforcing segregation or whatever the hell kids did in those days.
What’s worse: bored confusion or pure nothingness?
Coming up with a recurring enemy for Wolverine is harder than it sounds, because he has a habit of gutting them from throat to crotch like a misbehaving catfish, which is sort of understandable when your power is mostly indestructible claws and mood swings.
It wasn’t always easy to fill 22 pages worth of Comic Code-friendly stories and adventures, especially not since anything good you came up with would just get stolen by Stan Lee anyway. Combine that with deadline panic, and you end up with a few characters who didn’t think their personas through very well.
A new study published in The Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology suggests super-beings might not be the greatest role models for children, after all.
Considering their earlier efforts to downplay or explain away any and all “supernatural” characters and occurrences in the MCU as simply “aliens” or “really advanced science”, I do get the impression that Marvel made this movie less because they wanted to than because the fans wanted them to.