Walk the Fence Between the Worlds

  By G. P. Avants   The King is dead. The prince rises to take his place. The world is in turmoil, unrest, and divided. Yet, the secret world of Wakanda is united, at peace, and even with different tribes, they pledge their loyalty to a new Black Panther. They hold in their hands an…

MARVEL vs. D.C.

    By: John D. Pepe This is the golden age of comic book movies. We are seeing unique, diverse, and once irrelevant superheroes cast in movies that are exploding onto the big screen. Two of the largest comic book companies out there: Marvel and D.C. (former obscure, nerd only universes) have become mainstream at…

Black Panther-“Blind Loyalty”

By: John D. Pepe Nakia: “You are the greatest warrior Wakanda has. Help me overthrown him (speaking of Killmonger) before he becomes too strong.” Okoye: “Overthrow? I’m not some spy who can come and go as they please. I am loyal to the throne, no matter who sits upon it.” Nakia: “I loved him (speaking…

Are You Ready for the 80’s, Again?

  I recently finished the novel, Ready Player One. What a ride! I never thought that the 80’s would make a for the plot of a creative and complicated story.  Thanks to Ernest Kline and his ode to everything from the era of my youth ( or “Yoots” as Cousin Vinney would call it). Wade…

The Executioner’s Redemption

Have I ever told you the tale of Skurge the Executioner? No? Well grab a chair and some hot cocoa and I will tell you about Skurge and how a character with the name like “Skurge the Executioner” could have more in common with you than you think . Of all the things to do…

Punisher-“Revenge or Forgiveness”

By: John D. Pepe I really enjoyed The Punisher Series on Netflix. It was well written and Jon Bernthal truly captured the essence of the Punisher; the best Punisher so far in my opinion. I was enraptured by the series, so much so, that I found myself really rooting for the Punisher. I mean I…

Thor: Ragnarok-“Where Does Asgard Lie?”

By: John D. Pepe Ragnarok in Old Norse means “The Doom of the Gods.” It is essentially, in Norse mythology, the end of the world. Ragnarok is a series of future events in which there is a great battle and the foretelling of the death of major gods and heroes, like Odin, Thor, Tyr, Heimdall,…

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…