“Aging”

    By: John D. Pepe   Man, it is hard getting older.  Now that I’m firmly settled in my forties (45 to be exact), I empathize with this “older” Logan.  I’ve always been active, still am, but not unlike Wolverine it hurts to extend my claws, so to speak. I’ve been a practicing martial…

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…

Epicenter 

  By G. P.  Avants   There is the debate whether there is such a thing as human goodness. The longer you live the more you see the depravity and weaknesses of people. It can be from the exhausted-looking stranger who hobbles by you on the street, to the stressed out spouse who stares awake…

Liberty?

By G. P. Avants America is based on the idea that all men are created equal. There is a special word that defines a people of this nation: liberty.  The question is how do we use the liberty we are granted? In the opening scenes of Logan we begin to see that the US has…

Speciation 

  By G.P. Avants   The reality of any hero movie is they have a story to tell with a defined origin story, a series of adventures, and for many a heroic end. Logan AKA Wolverine has lived a life that has ironically began not too long after the birth of America. He has participated…

Worn & Torn 

  By G.P. Avants   From my first impression of Logan I observed a tired and weary world. Things have progressed since the last time we have seen Dr. Xavier, Wolverine and the world where humans and mutants co-habitate. Technology has progressed, but the mutants are all but extinct. Oddly, humans have become a distant colder species….

Kryptonite ain’t a ‘Small’ Issue 

By G.P. Avants It took me some time, but I finally got around to watching the TV series, Smallville. It is a whole different twist on the Superman backstory. We get to understand Clark Kent and his fiery entry into our world and what else followed in his wake. When Smallville opens it does so…

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…

Nothing Stronger than a Father’s Love

by R3 With Marvel and Fox’s next film in the X-Men universe on the horizon, I’d thought that we could take a brief look into the X-23 character that will be featured in the movie Logan. I would be lying if I said that my family is perfect. There are differences, battles and things that…

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….

We’ll Keep the Light on for You

  By G. P. Avants   Have you heard of Kyber crystals? Rogue One introduced us to the unique power source used by the Jedi to power their light sabers. We finally learn about the planet Jehda, one of the main holy places the Jedi once called home. What was once a place of light…