Category Archives: Comic Books

Amazingly Predictable: Spider Man’s Quest to Stop White Criminals

The wanted poster for the “blond” killer of Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man <!–[if !mso]> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> Over the past year, I’ve been working on a fictional story called The Next Man in Hell. It’s a tale of … Continue reading

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The Proud Tradition of Heroes Resisting Government Tyranny in Comic Books

 PK Note: This is not an endorsement of violence, but an exploration of the history of heroes in comic books resisting government tyranny. The past day has been interesting. The United States government has given the military the ability to … Continue reading

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Why isn’t "Captain America: The First Avenger" coming out in theaters on July 4th?

Editors note: On July 22, 2011, a short book on superheroes and whiteness will be released. Expect to see a few Web sites carry an article or two (in truncated form) that will be featured in this tome. This is … Continue reading

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X-Men First Class, Green Lantern, Captain America and Whiteness: Black-Run America and Comic Book Movies

X-Men First Class and its unbearable whiteness  Over the past 10 years, Hollywood has relied heavily on comic book adaptations to bring people into the glut of state-of-the-art theaters built across the country. Transformers, Harry Potter, Star Wars I – … Continue reading

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What is Superman Renouncing?

What exactly is Superman renouncing? In 2006’s Superman Returns, a boring and uninspired sequel to Superman 2, the Man of Steel has been gone for five years on a soul-searching mission back to his home planet hoping to find some … Continue reading

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"Dark Knight Rises" to be filmed in… Detroit?

Many people believe that Batman Begins and The Dark Knight represent two of the finest superhero movies ever made. Both were beautifully shot in the architecturally stunning city of Chicago, a magnificent stand-in for Gotham City where the Batman universe … Continue reading

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#642. The Uproar over "Thor"

It was said by a man long since gone that, “Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.” During Black History Month we discussed how cinema presents opportunities for Black people to take on roles that reality seems to continually … Continue reading

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