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 […]

Suicide Squad

– Paulie Spiceflow – What happens when you try to shove 9 comic book characters and their origins stories into one movie? What happens when all your dialogue seems to come from Vin Diesel movies? What happens when you try to be funny when you’re not? Suicide Squad. In a highly risky move, DC Comics […]

Movie Trailers from Comicon 2016

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Here is a compilation of trailers that premiered at or just before Comicon 2016 in San Diego. This is not a complete list of all the trailers. There were a few I left off because I wasn’t sure they were speculative fiction, or they looked absolutely awful and uninteresting. Here […]

Thoughtcrime 027: Mary Sue/Marty Stu Character

  I go solo for this episode to discuss character development, and a common mistake many new authors make: creating a Mary Sue/Marty Stu character.

A List of Everything Wrong with Batman Vs. Superman

– Paulie Spiceflow – In the beginning, I resisted the urge to join the mob of critics bashing Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It seemed too easy to simply fall in line and join the beat down. As time passed, things changed a little. While the critics and some fanboys continued to hate, a […]

Thoughtcrime 023: Batman vs. Superman

  Microsoft Matt and I review the highly anticipated Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Matt makes a strong, energetic case for the movie in the face of some tough reviews from critics, while I try to review from a non-comic book fan perspective. The fact that I’m a Batman fanatic also might be some […]

The American Obsession with Superheroes

  – By Paulie Spiceflow – Is America ever going to get over its obsession with comic book superheroes? Apparently not. This year alone, four of the top ten grossing movies were straight from the pages of comic books (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Amazing Spider […]