Daenerys Targaryen and other Feminist Pop Culture Heroines

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day; with that in mind, today I’m making it my goal to highlight my favorite characters in popular culture. (This isn’t quite a definitive list for all of pop culture, since I felt it wouldn’t be necessary to mention the mainstays of pop culture heroines. There’s no need to highlight why… Continue reading Daenerys Targaryen and other Feminist Pop Culture Heroines

The Batman Singularity: A Modern Perspective on Batman ’66

“Gotham City. Maybe it’s all I deserve now. Maybe it’s my time in hell.” This is the opening line from Frank Miller’s graphic novel Batman: Year One, one of the most influential volumes in the character’s history. This line is imposed over dark, grey illustrations of Gotham City, and is preceded by an image of young Bruce… Continue reading The Batman Singularity: A Modern Perspective on Batman ’66

A Modest Proposal for Superhero Films: Let’s Cut the BS

This year marks the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which features two great heroes who would normally cooperate forgoing their traditional roles and squaring off against one another. It also marks the release of Captain America: Civil War, which features two great heroes who would normally cooperate forgoing their traditional roles and squaring off against one… Continue reading A Modest Proposal for Superhero Films: Let’s Cut the BS