Sexism and comics: Enough is enough

The old wise tale that comic book fans are exclusively the geeky, socially inept Sheldon Coopers of the world is, quite frankly, ridiculous. Though some love to deny it, comic book fans come in all shapes, sizes and fascinatingly, genders. Females have been fans of comic books since their conception and gradual rise in popularity…

‘The Winter Soldier’ is Marvel’s best stuff yet

Marvel is back and better than ever. Knowing they’ve got the viewership, Marvel took an extremely ambitious turn by hiring directing brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (they won an Emmy for “Arrested Development”) to craft a grounded and realistic film without the typical CGI spectacle. Boy, did it pay off. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”…

Spinoff season: Who will survive?

This fall TV season, we’ve officially reached spinoff overload. Though most of these series already have a fanbase (hard part over, right?), it’s hard to say how they’ll fair in the trenches of prime-time television. Spinoffs typically go one of two ways: 1) They succeed, following in the footsteps of shows like “Frasier,” the beloved 11-season…

‘Iron Man 3’ breaks the ‘threequel curse’

Iron Man is dead. Long live Iron Man. Sequels are often strange and difficult things to handle. Take, for instance, the “Iron Man” series. The first film was witty, fast-paced and certainly one of the high points of the Marvel film canon, but the sequel was a dull, humorless two-hour trailer for “The Avengers” that…