Category Archives: ITHO’S SPHERE

The People vs Simon and Schuster

Publishing company Simon and Schuster has faced backlash and threats of boycotts for their decision to publish Alt-Right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulis’ latest book. While Mr. Yiannopoulis’ politics are undeniably repulsive, the boycott merits examination on how it could impact the comics field in addition to Simon and Schuster’s other publishing deals… Continue reading The People vs Simon and Schuster

Riverdale Pilot Review

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The CW adds another comic show to its lineup, starring broody teens in an overcast setting doing sexy things, because they’re teenagers. Based on the classic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale represents an audacious attempt at making Archie Andrews and his gang “hip”. But does it work?  Continue reading Riverdale Pilot Review

The Spectre Looming Over Star Wars

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Fans know these words by heart, as they’re usually the mood setting for a story involving good vs evil, space ships, lovable rogues, and easily familiar archetypes. Star Wars is one one those IPs that has become a cultural mainstay. Despite thematic blunders, it exists as this expansive and ever evolving universe to visit and explore. If there’s one downside to it now, or even 10 years ago, its a universe obsessed with the past.  Continue reading The Spectre Looming Over Star Wars

East of Westworld

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HBO’s latest Sci-Fi smash hit Westworld proves that the network continues to offer engrossing programs to watch, while also melding the tricky territory of science fiction and western genres. While the finale was light on actual payoff, season one was 10+ hours of free will vs programming, destiny vs determinism, right vs wrong; basically a decent primer for the Image series East of West by Johnathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta…  Continue reading East of Westworld

Finding a Way

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(Note: A discussion on The Walking Dead TV show which contains spoilers)

Over the course of seven seasons, Rick Grimes and his rag-tag group of zombie apocalypse survivors have faced many threats and challenges. With the death of the old World, a new one exists and navigating through it can take body parts and sanity. There may be one way to survive, but there exists many ways to live in a World of the undead… Continue reading Finding a Way

Live with the Flow, Baby

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Three years since the grand endeavor of Nothing But Comics was started, but also since visionary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe unleashed Space Dandy to the world. It being one of my personal favorite animes, I wanted to celebrate one anniversary with another and try to add my own analysis to the admittedly insightful critiques already in the ether… Continue reading Live with the Flow, Baby

Doctor Strange is Green Lantern Done Right

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange has become a worldwide hit, won acclaim and opened the doors for more eccentric material for future films. It’s also strikingly familiar in many ways to 2011’s Green Lantern from Warner Brother’s studios. Skeptical? Read on for the proof…  Continue reading Doctor Strange is Green Lantern Done Right

Do You Believe in Magic?

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Before the rise of Science Fiction, most stories used mysticism and the supernatural as the methods of development while today, plots often rely on speculative science or modern ideas of reality over spells, potions, incantations, and curses. While the Big Two are not necessarily adverse to magic, they seem shy about relying on it. Continue reading Do You Believe in Magic?

People Act Like They Forgot About Blade

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Before Spider-Man, before the X-Men, there was one Marvel character that held a presence in the cinema landscape. Batman was becoming something of a running joke thanks to Joel Schmacher, so audiences were ready for a hero that wasn’t so campy. Enter Wesley Snipes as Blade, the Vampire Hunter in the fantastic 1998 film Blade. Continue reading People Act Like They Forgot About Blade