Marvel Comics is taking more and more risks with their titles. Due to more female-led comics and people of color heading their own series, diversity has become a priority for the comic book publisher. For too long the queer community has had to take a backseat in comic books to the straight heteronormative characters such as Captain America, Iron Man, Daredevil, and many more. Now is the time to rejoice and celebrate as we begin to see ourselves up-front and center.
Marvel recently announced that She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) will headline her own title comic once again, this time without the feminizing pronoun. This Summer’s Civil War II event has had some devastating outcomes, one being the death of Dr. Bruce Banner AKA The Hulk. And there is no one better to take on the mantle than badass lawyer, Jennifer Walters. With this change, Marvel makes it abundantly clear that women are an equal force to be reckoned with. Read More!
Netflix has been killing it with their original programs. Thank you, Netflix! In addition to shows such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and the newest Stranger Things, Bojack Horseman returned this year with an all new season! If you haven’t been keeping up with the self-loving, self-loathing, self-sabotaging horse (voiced by Will Arnett), that’s okay! Here are a few of my favorite episodes!
In recent years Viola Davis won a Tony, an Emmy, and received nominations for numerous Golden Globes and two Academy Awards for her powerful performances. As a child she dreamed of becoming a theater actor. What began with small stage roles turned into a vibrant career, leading to her iconic lead role on How to Get Away With Murder. Viola Davis oozes talent that makes her worthy of the ultimate title: Goddess! Read More!
Pottermore has just released details about the wizarding world’s North American school Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Modeled after Hogwarts, Ilvermorny comes with it’s own four houses. Students are sorted by carvings represented by each house: a horned serpent, a panther-like creature, a thunderbird, and an arrow-wielding goblin-like creature.
All was going well in the life of Jennifer Walters, or so she thought. One chance-visit from her cousin, Bruce Banner, paired with a drive-by shooting led her to become She-Hulk. With her newly acquired misfortune, she will attempt to thwart criminals who escape the hands of justice. In the second issue of The Savage She-Hulk, Jennifer loses more than just her temper. Read More!
The Marvel cinematic universe has done a great job of bringing forward characters that aren’t always mainstream-popular. However, one has yet to make an appearance: She-Hulk, created by Stan Lee and John Buscema in 1980. The Savage She-Hulk became one of Marvel’s first solo series starring a woman, which lent a hand at showing women as more than just fashion-focused and man-crazed. She can hold her own in a fight, and she’s going to prove it! Read More!
When Naughty Dog released Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, they hid an Easter egg in the form of a poster with a pregnant woman wearing a gas mask. The poster’s title? “The Last of Us: American Daughters.” Near nothing is known about the upcoming game, but that lead the internet to a plethora of theories that the woman might be Ellie, one of the protagonists of the original game, or even her mother, Anna. Read More!
This year I decided to take a HUGE dive into the comic book world. In the past, I had read a few comics here and there, but always felt the stories were a little too confusing. I have put my fears aside and have been enjoying the worlds I’ve discovered. Comixology, an online source for comic books, has just released Comixology Unlimited, and I couldn’t be more excited.
There is nothing in the world quite like feeling your heart pounding while watching a horror film. The joy of an anticipated scare and the fear-inducing stories and imagery keeps me watching more and more. It’s about time I give you my Must-Watch Horror list. Keep in mind that I do not analyze a film for all it’s worth; I merely enjoy what I like. With that being said, let’s dive right in! Read More!