Critical Conversations: Marvel’s Black Panther

a bit of wordiness about different takes and criticisms of Marvel’s Black Panther.

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I Got Five On It: Marvel’s Luke Cage

  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so let me refresh everyone. The “I Got Five on It” series consists of posts where I give my five thoughts–right or wrong—on a book, graphic novel/comic, film, or TV show. This is a very off the dome, stream of consciousness type of analysis…

Backstories: Why Black Characters In Fantasy Need Them

A commenter with the supremely awesome nom de plume Rom, Spaceknight (I’m going to be Magnus, Robot Fighter in comment sections from here on) left an interesting question in the comments of my Dragon Age: Inquisitioning While Black post: I think African flavored fantasy is cool, and I have no problem with it at all…

Dragon Age: Inquisitioning While Black

I’m going to assume that everyone here has seen the second movie in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit, generously titled The  Devious Cashgrabination of a Beloved Story. Do you remember the scene in Laketown, where we find out that this sleepy harbor area is actually the most diverse place in all of Middle Earth?…