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Wonder Woman as a Mythological Hero

When watching the film Wonder Woman, I was struck at the time that although Wonder Woman is indeed a superhero in the modern sense, the movie actually sets her up as a mythological hero, the kind you see a lot of if you have an interest in Greek mythology. Warning: spoilers abound in the following [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|Palladian, Review|Comments Off on Wonder Woman as a Mythological Hero

Colossal and the Idea of the Unlikely Superhero

I saw the movie Colossal over the weekend, and highly recommend it to anyone who’s a fan of kaiju cinema or superheroes, and maybe even just independent film, because it was great. The movie got me thinking of the tradition in some circles of the unlikely superhero, and although I won’t give many film details, [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|appearances, Palladian, Review|Comments Off on Colossal and the Idea of the Unlikely Superhero

Legion of Damn!

Back in the 1990s, when I was a flat-dwelling San Francisco Gen X slacktivist too busy falling in futile love with lesbians and smoking speed out of broken lightbulbs to do something as mundane as, ugh, watch TV, there was a live action series inspired by the X-Men comics I'd loved as a kid. Apparently, [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Review, Stephen T. Brophy|Comments Off on Legion of Damn!

Review: The Regional Office is Under Attack!

In a publishing world where we authors of a certain stripe are frequently told that there's just no market for superheroic prose, it's both heartening and frustrating when a work like this one manages to wend its way through the traditional distribution channels. Heartening because, like Soon I Will Be Invincible or The Violent Century, it's another testament to [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Review, Stephen T. Brophy|Comments Off on Review: The Regional Office is Under Attack!

Corrupts Absolutely: A Terrific Superpowered Anthology

Corrupts Absolutely is an unexpectedly satisfying collection of stories linked thematically by the idea that gaining superpowers is no guarantee of a future in superheroics. Nor is it always an obvious path to clearcut villainy. The truth is, we all mostly live in the gray, hovering on a border between acts we might construe as heroic [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Review|Comments Off on Corrupts Absolutely: A Terrific Superpowered Anthology

Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns & Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The Pen and Cape Society has had two articles so far about Batman v Superman, one that loved it, and one that encouraged you not to see it. I'm going to do something different, something that I remember from back when NPR was a new radio network and had no money. I'm going discuss breaking [...]

By | April 9th, 2016|Jim Zoetewey, Review|Comments Off on Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns & Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice