Defenders: Unity/Family

Matthew Murdock. The blind lawyer from Hell’s Kitchen has thrown himself into his pro bono work in the hopes of putting the Devil, and the loss of a woman he loved, aside. But the devote Catholic can’t escape the remorse he feels for her death, nor can he escape the draw he feels of his…

Web-elution of Spider-Man #3-The Goldilocks of Spider-Man

By: John D. Pepe I would argue, that from what I have seen so far, both from Civil War and the trailer to Spider-Man: Homecoming, that Tom Holland is the Goldilocks of the three incarnations of Spider-Man. Tobey Maguire #1 (too cold): I like the story in the original and I thought that he was…

“Perfect Teeth”- Captain America: Civil War

  Perfection, Jealousy, Grace Captain America: Civil War By: John D. Pepe Excerpt from the movie: Tony- “I’m a handful.” (speaking about his relationship with Pepper)…dad was a pain in the ass, but he and mom seemed to make it work.” Cap- “I’m glad Howard got married. I only knew him when he was young…

Comics? Ha! 

  By G.P. Avants   Why do we love comic book heroes? Maybe it’s because their character and spirit have things we can emulate and affect real life. Who wouldn’t want to fly like Superman, shoot webs like Spider-man, or spike up like Wolverine and route out the enemy? Anyone who is reading this blog…

The Fast Track of Destiny

  By G.P. Avants   I finally got into the second season of the Flash. It’s taking me time to get up to speed, but we have now learned along with Barry Allen, what the Speed Force is. His journey has taken him places that he could never imagine and has affected all us in…

Trust Goes both Ways

  By G. P. Avants   Who is a good guy and a true friend in crisis? In a world on turmoil it takes a little insight and wisdom to know whom to trust.  In Rogue One we are thrust right into a time when sides are being taken and loyalties tested. Gaylen Erso’s life…

Never Tell God the Odds

by R3 Without a doubt, the lovable and funny Empirical Security droid that was modified by Captain Cassian Andor to assist him on his missions for the Rebel Alliance, was a highlight in the new Rogue One film. K-2SO is completely different than the droids that we are used to in the Star Wars universe….

Rogue One: Must We Fear the Man from Mustafar?

  By G. P. Avants   We all saw it coming. His unmistakable shadow was cast across the big screen. In the murky air of a volatile planet, Darth Vader loomed larger than life, though he was a harbinger of death. Rogue One took us to his castle on the fiery planet of Mustafa, where…

A Rebel at Heart

By G.P. Avants The Rebel Alliance is the star of Rogue One. We had a small sampling of this rag-tag team of heroes in the original Star Wars trilogy. Now we have made privy to who these people are and how mismatched these rebels truly are. Think about the Empire as obsessed with perfection and…

Hey, Paper Boy! 

By G.P. Avants   There are two reasons why I thought Kubo of the Two Strings was a movie worth watching. One reason was the visual animation used to tell a very unique style. Since it was from the creators of Coraline, they already peaked my interest. So this is for storytellers and wordsmiths who…

Egotastical 

By G.P. Avants   How often does our ego get in the way of something really great? A little humility goes a long way. In the movie, Dr. Strange, Stephen Strange is very egotistical. His opinion of other people and their abilities is low. This leaves him without many close friends. The only friendly face…

Surrender, Stephen

  By G.P. Avants   Dr. Stephen Strange was a man who believed in the here and now. He was a hands on guy who was grounded in the material world. In the good doctor’s perspective for things to exist in real time, they had to be tangible and explainable. When his grasp on the…