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 […]

Thoughtcrime 031: Sequels and Prequels and Reboots Oh My!

I go solo on the one-year anniversary of Thoughtcrime to discuss sequels, prequels, reboots and why we will see less of them in the years ahead. Also, a quick review of the bomb of the year, Independence Day: Resurgence. I cover some possible changes to Thoughtcrime after a short summer break.

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 […]