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Tomas Diaz
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Getting a weekly sub list at the Local Comic Shop, I’m hoping to do some short reviews. These are less about “I recommend you buy these” and more my own sketchy attempts to figure out what works and doesn’t work in comics. Thor #2 by Jason Aaron and Mike…
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Commentary on the Catholic side of my title. The retirement of Kennedy is an oddly subdued yet momentous moment. Everyone’s looking at what’s to come, but of greatest import is looking at what may be lost – the rank nihilism of a centrist who doesn’t…
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I’m kind of obsessed with royal superheroes. My favorite characters in Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers run were hands down T’Challa (Black Panther), Namor (Sub-Mariner), and Blackagar Boltagon (Black Bolt). Each are the monarchs of Wakanda, Atlantis, and the…
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Among my recent favorite comic book reads has been Boom Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Kyle Higgins (and Ryan Parrott in Go Go Power Rangers) have done a feat of magic in taking the absurd premise and campy aesthetic of a children’s action show…
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So my superhero love is not limited to film. I’ve spoken before about my rather sporadic history with comic books. I read a few when I was younger, got really into them in college, and am returning to the medium now. I don’t have the kind of “grew up with…
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The Incredibles is one of my all time favorite films. An open embrace of Silver Age superheroics perfectly interweaving family drama with worldwide threats. The animation is great with an art style that helps it be enjoyable even lacking today’s finer…
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Comments on… Avengers: Infinity War The blockbuster of the decade (until, hopefully, it’s uncrowned next year), Avengers: Infinity War has had mostly positive reviews and I can only add to them. Much of the commentary has been about Thanos as the…
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Continuing my MCU commentary...

Continuing my MCU commentary… The first two Avengers movies offer an interesting dichotomy in success and, well, not failure, but perhaps lackluster achievement. Both are penned and directed by nerd-culture aristocrat Joss Whedon. Whedon has great skill…
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Wherein Tomas gushes about his second favorite movie of all time. And no, Dark Knight is not number 1.

I’m reviewing the old MCU films in preparations for Infinity War. The Star Wars fiasco of this past Christmas has me very concerned for my favorite franchise’s future (you’ve killed Star Wars for me Disney, don’t do in the MCU for me!). But even if the…
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When it comes to narratives, whether in movies, books, comics, or any media, my major questions when reflecting upon it concerns how this or that narrative manifests the true, good, and beautiful. More specifically, I’m concerned about how a narrative…
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