Tor.com: “Not My Batman” Is No Way to Go Through Life

I hate gatekeeping. I mean, I get it. I’m a straight white quiet nerdy guy born in the late 70s. I devoured Star Wars extended universe stuff, I played all the cool NES games when they were new, and I knew about Groot since before all he could say was “I am Groot.” The culture…

Think Christian: Jesusfreak‘s Butt-Kicking Christ

When I was 12 years old, the Gandhi II bit from UHF was the funniest thing in the world. Most everything in UHF is still funny to 40-year-old me, but the Gandhi II bit seems a little easy: take a peaceful historical figure and make him an action hero. Jesusfreak, the new comic from Image…

Think Christian: “Costuming in Christ”

There’s a lot of awfulness in nerd culture right now. Not only are my fellow old white male geeks trying to exclude women and people of culture, but #MeToo is revealing sexual abuse to be just as rampant there as it is in other subcultures. But during a recent trip to HeroesCon in Charlotte, I…