Category Archives: Marvel/DC

Curse of the Black Widow

Here in Margaret Stohl’s terrific second Black Widow novel, our favorite red-haired superspy was still suffering from a lingering existential crisis. Was the Black Widow a person? Was she a brand? Was she a secret weapon? The last hope of … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings

Iron Man has been around since 1963, but he didn’t have an ounce of cultural vibrancy until he burst onto movie screens in 2008. Now of course he’s a big deal. Tony Stark, the quip-y billionaire with a mecha suit … Continue reading

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DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Misses

Lion-Mane is causing trouble in Metropolis at the beginning of Hits and Myths, the latest graphic novel by Shea Fontana and Yancey Labat. But DC’s Super Hero Girls are on a tight schedule. “We don’t have time for your silly games,” … Continue reading

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The Dirty Half-Dozen

Can we talk about the Suicide Squad movie for a moment? Critical reception was pretty harsh back in August when it debuted in theaters. But was it really so terrible? Didn’t we all enjoy seeing Harley Quinn on the big … Continue reading

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Supergirl: The Last Leaf on the Tree

Superman and Supergirl have a couple of things in common. They are the last son and daughter of Krypton. And they both acquired super powers living under a yellow sun. But their origin stories differ in dramatic ways. Kal-El came … Continue reading

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Lost in Space

You have to admit, the Guardians of the Galaxy were a funky bunch. They consisted of a seven-foot-tall ambulatory tree, a raccoonoid, a green-skinned lady, a humorless muscleman, and a Han Solo wannabe. Frankly, we’re surprised Jaxxon or Howard the … Continue reading

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Lois Lane: Double Trouble

There’s always something crazy going on in Lois Lane’s life. A few weeks after successfully smashing an online mind control racket (see our review of Lois Lane: Fallout), she finds herself embroiled in a politically charged clone conspiracy. As it … Continue reading

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