Friday, December 15, 2017

Heroism

Welcome to the next installment of The Bigger Picture, Vex Mosaic’s podcast. Just in time for the release of Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix, we bring you “The Trouble With Iron Fist,” a critical look at the most troublesome of ...

**WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the Secret Empire storyline. Proceed at your own risk** Captain America, Marvel Comics’ stalwart sentinel of liberty, has been at the center of controversy since he was revealed to have been a lifelong agent ...

“Captain America’s been torn apart/Now he’s a court jester with a broken heart.”–Guns and Roses “Paradise City” By most accounts, Marvel Studios scored a home run with Captain America: Civil War. It was, as expected, a box-office smash, demonstrating once ...

In the beginning, there was the myth. These stories (call them myths, legends, folktales) were used for sociological reasons: to teach children lessons, to define religious rites, and to keep order among tribespeople. As a collective discovered unknowable phenomena in ...

Everybody’s getting medieval lately and I don’t just mean politicians. Film and television have glommed onto the Middle Ages—or a sort of, kind of version of the Middle Ages—with great success. While the age has been popular with filmmakers since ...