Spoiler Talk: Aquaman – What worked and what didn’t

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Beware, thar be Aquaman spoilers (and some nautical puns) ahead. Aquaman has finally landed in theaters and has brought the most colorful/fun DCEU experience to date. While I’ve outlined or general thoughts of the film already, I wanted to dive in a bit deeper and discuss the film in greater detail than possible in a spoiler free review. Consider yourself […]

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Dr. Geek: What the Hell Was Going On In Old Comics?

I didn’t start reading superhero comics until the 1990s.  In fact, I didn’t get interested in superheroes at all until after the animated series for The X-Men and Batman.  I vaguely recall the Superfriends cartoon (and notice that I make a difference in calling it a cartoon), but if you remember it or have ever seen it, then you’ll probably […]

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Dr. Geek: Superheroes Spanning the Globe

As a lead up to the Chicago pop culture extravaganza that is C2E2 (where I will be officially stalking John Barrowman, Val Kilmer, and John Cusack), I started a series in my last article that focuses on one of the current driving forces in American pop culture: superheroes.  In the previous article, I focused on working out just what exactly […]

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Dr. Geek: Just What Is a Superhero, Anyway?

In April I will be attending C2E2, the Chicago-based comic books, comix, graphic novels, and all around pop culture convention.  As a lead up to that event, which I’ll write about in this column, I thought I would delve into a topic that, while the scholars may be in agreement, fans the world over are not.  And that topic is: […]

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Review: DC Universe Online

Admit it, everyone at some point in their life wanted to have super powers.  What would you choose?  Would you fly?  Command the elements?  Use super-human strength?  Well you need not wonder anymore, as DC Comics along with Sony and WB Games allows you to immerse yourself in the DC Universe (DCUO).  The game starts off with a rather intense […]

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