From Page to Screen: The Defenders

From Page to Screen: The Defenders by Jerry Whitworth   Recently it was announced Marvel has inked a deal with Netflix to produce four series (thirteen episodes to a series) on four street level super hero characters. Series in the deal will be based on Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones culminating into a crossover mini-series called The Defenders. In the comics, the Defenders was known as the...

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From Blind Devil to Dark Knight

From Blind Devil to Dark Knight: Why There’s Possibility for More Than Failure For Affleck By Jerry W. Vandal “Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plans are horrifying. If I tell the press that tomorrow a gangbanger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will get blown up, nobody panics. But when I say one little old mayor will die, everyone loses their minds!” –Heath Ledger as the...

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Avengers Vs X-Men Review

THE MIGHTY VS THE UNCANNY: A Review of A vs X By Jerry W. Vandal   Following the announcement of Avengers vs X-Men, Marvel’s massive summer crossover was A vs X, a 6 issue mini-series designed to showcase some one on one fights between the Avengers and X-Men. Considering the sheer number of characters that have either been an X-man or an Avenger ( a shorter list would be who hasn’t been either), the possible fight...

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Deadly Hands: Martial Arts in Comic Books

Deadly Hands: Martial Arts in Comic Books by Jerry Whitworth   Martial arts have existed for almost as long as humanity has existed. Defined most simply as a combat-based fighting system, martial arts is a broad, sweeping term encompassing so-called Western martial arts like wrestling, boxing, and Savate and so-called Eastern martial arts like Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, and Muay Thai. However, earliest known martial arts regardless...

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