Teenage coming-of-age movies are an evergreen subject for Hollywood films, with many classic movies starring the High School teen trying to figure out life within a four year period in two hours or less. Ferris Buller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, even the wacky and high concept ones like Encino Man, Weird Science, or Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Wonderful films starring teenage characters and their quest for popularity, love, and not becoming a jaded adult. It’s hard to tire of films like those, even as an burgeoning adult myself, because I remember my high school days vividly. So it is that Spider-Man Homecoming joins the many great high school movies for this generation, and firmly establishes Tom Holland as THE Spider-Man… Continue reading Spider-Man Homecoming Review→
Because it’s never “right person for the job”, every industry being what they are. Usually, its a guy and the what they’re doing is subject to criticism. Whether or not the job they do is good, most of the concern is over why someone else isn’t given the chance to do that same job that isn’t a straight white male. Continue reading The Right Man for the Job→
The internet is in a furor once again over a Marvel change to one of its most popular characters. Iron Man will soon become a 15 year old Black female. Comics has a long history of passing mantles and replacing old characters with new ones.So is this change really that drastic, or will it even last long enough to be mad about? Continue reading Legacies and Placeholders→
In honor of the upcoming film starring a character taking up a previous hero’s mantle, here are our ten picks for heroes who have done just that!
#10.The Flash-Barry Allen:
“A Silver-Age reinvention of the Golden Age character, Barry Allen shares many traits with his predecessor. Not the least of which, he inspired HIS own future replacement, Wally West. So in a way, Barry works two ways as a Legacy hero in honoring the past and making way for the future generations of the Flash!”
As reported yesterday Marvel confirmed what had long been suspected: Miles Morales will be getting a new solo series set within the main, possibly only, post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe. That Miles survives Secret Wars had been established already by his appearance in the recent Free Comic Book Day Avengers teaser. Given the immense popularity of both Miles and his co-creator Brian Michael Bendis, it was assumed that Bendis would continue writing Miles’ adventures post Secret Wars. That Bendis will be reuniting with Miles other co-creator, artist Sara Pichelli was less expected. The teaming suggests that Marvel wants to give a “Back to square one” vibe to the reluanch. After all, just because Miles is still around, does not say anything about the large supporting cast the quickly developed around him. How many of these characters will make the cut? Will any? Personally I cannot imagine a Miles book without Ganke in it.
For now though, the more intriguing question is what this all means for Peter Parker. Marvel is trumpeting the importance of this news by insisting that Miles will not be Spider-Man Jr. According to Bendis, “[Marvel’s] message has to be it’s not Spider-Man with an asterisk, it’s the real Spider-Man for kids of color, for adults of color and everybody else.” This would imply that Miles Morales is the Spider-Man going forward. Yet, Marvel’s teaser images from earlier in the month depicted both heroes. It is hard to believe that Marvel thinks that there will be no asterisk next to Miles’ name if Peter Parker is still web-slinging on a regular basis. Yes, there was that period of time when there were two Batmans running around, but did anyone think for a moment that Dick was equal, let alone greater, in stature to Bruce? Continue reading The Spider-Men’s Possible Futures→
With news that Spidey will be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out how they will salvage the character. Even if you like the rebooted movies, it is clear Sony needs something drastic to turn their profit margin around. Here is what Marvel can take away from those films and what they could change…