Never Mind the Journey, Modern Heroes Change World Through Inherited Power

  – By J.W. Fox – Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey has influenced many hit movies and TV shows. Lately, it seems the journey in the hero’s journey isn’t that important. The hero is born with everything he needs. Campbell put great emphasis on the journey (obviously), breaking it down into 17 distinct stages loaded with […]

Wonder Woman: A New Heroine Archetype? Or An Ancient One Reborn?

– By J.W. Fox – Three weeks after its premiere, Wonder Woman is still on a roll. It is on track to surpass Man of Steel in box office receipts, with a shot of becoming the highest grossing movie in the new DC universe. It could even pass Iron Man, the gold standard of origin […]

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

– By J.W. Fox – Yoon Ha Lee’s debut novel received plenty of attention from the literary elites, earning a Nebula and Hugo nomination. Early customer reviews were also strong. Throw in the colorful cover, and this one moved to the top of my to-read list this Fall. Sadly, the novel falls far short of […]

DC Breaks Through By Giving Wonder Woman the Movie She Deserved

– By Paulie Spiceflow – DC movies make money but have always fallen short of matching Marvel’s enormous success. Batman vs. Superman fell short of both Avenger movies, Suicide Squad was beat out by Deadpool, and Man of Steel was beat by all three Iron Man movies in the battle of the metal men (all […]

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

– By J.W. Fox – Thrawn was my third Star Wars novel of the Disney Canon. Of the three, it is the first to focus on a real villain, and the first about a character from the Legends/Expanded Universe. My first introduction to Thrawn was through Star Wars Rebels, not the EU novels.  Hence my […]