An Ode to Kraven the Hunter: Black Panther’s Next Great Villain

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Deciding what to write about “Black Panther” proved to be more challenging than I anticipated. Not because the film isn’t good—it is an absolute wonder, possibly the best Marvel film—not because there is nothing interesting to discuss in regards to the film’s cultural significance—the exact opposite in fact—but what could…

Aquaman was Already Cool

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer To be honest, I imagined I was going to write so many more articles about Justice League. It is the first cinematic appearance from comic’s first superhero team, featuring an absurdly troubled production and released in theaters as a stitched together mess. How could I not talk about it? And…

How to Rally the Comic Industry

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer While reading the latest controversy of Marvel cutting books as the “anti-PC” crowd uses slumping sale numbers to probe that diversity isn’t selling, I prepared to go on another tirade about how the comic industry is a train wreck when it comes to selling its product. But instead, I thought…

Scott’s Forgotten War Against the World

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer   The year was 2010. The new decade brought promise and optimisms that would not be realized.  The Olympics were in Vancouver and the World Cup was in South Africa. The Affordable Care Act passed, and still exists today as we now routinely need to call our congressmen and beg…

Is this the Last Stand for Comic Book Movies at the Oscars

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer   I think the best example of how the Comic Book genre has taken over the film industry is the coverage of Disney’s growingly inevitable purchase of 21st Century Fox. Instead of selling it as “Disney might own The Simpsons”—a phrase which would have lit the world on fire a…

The Revisionist, Reactionist History of the DCEU

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer I honestly didn’t think there would be that much to saw about Justice League. When it was announced that the film was going to be less than two hours— down from an alleged cut nearing three hours— that the film was being sent out to die, a hacked up film…

The Stumbling Block of Shared Universes

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Of the three major attempted ‘cinematic universes’ in modern film making—Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, Warner Bros DC Extended Universe, and Universals The Dark Universe—the only critically and financially successful endeavor has been Marvel’s. The DCEU has found itself in a crisis with the underperforming “Justice League” while Universal seems to…

Chris Hemsworth: The Most Talented Actor of the MCU

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer It is no secret that “Thor” is the franchise Marvel has yet to figure out what to do with. Despite having two movies of solid critical and box office success leading up to this threequel, there was never a strong sense of what the “Thor” series was going for, thematically,…

Things Carter Actually Liked About Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer I originally wanted to save this for next week, but I didn’t have time to see Thor, so here we go! I have been a fairly vocal opponent of the DCEU and especially “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” “Man of Steel” was a disappointing misfire, “Suicide Squad” had a…

Marvel’s Private Military Mishap: The Northrop/Marvel Partnership

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer As I hinted a few weeks ago in my Comic-Con discussion, I mentioned that Marvel had gotten itself into hot water with a collaboration they were planning. A few days before the convention, the company announced that  they would be having a panel with Northrop Grumman,  one of the world’s…

Carter’s Third Annual Halloween Spook-Tacular

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer It’s that time of year again, Ladies and Gentlemen! The Spook-tacular’s have been some of my favorite pieces to write because they allow me a week of positivity and the opportunity to introduce readers to a cool new comic, all while indulging in my favorite holiday. While usually I try…