Comics

Six Comic Book Death Traps That Would Be Right at Home in the Saw Franchise (Bloody Disgusting)

I’m not one to often pull the “book was better” card, but I have to admit that I get a little bit snobby when people express their love of John Kramer, the Jigsaw killer of the Saw franchise. Look, I can respect a man who straps heartless bankers to a merry-go-round and force them to beg for …

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Meet Agatha Harkness, the Scheming Witch of WandaVision

Although each episode takes on the tone and setting of a different classic sitcom, one thing has remained constant throughout the Disney+ series WandaVision: Kathryn Hahn’s show-stealing performance as Agnes, the nosey neighbor. In every new incarnation of domestic farce experienced by the Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and her husband Vision (Paul Bettany), Agnes …

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Think Christian: Superman Smashes the Klan: Truth, Justice, and the Biblical Way

When people hear “Superman,” the words “truth, justice, and the American way” usually leap to mind. That phrase has not only been a key part of the hero’s lore since it was used as the intro for the immensely popular 1940s radio show The Adventures of Superman, but it also captures the look of Superman. He may be …

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Christ and Pop Culture: How Black Empowers the Persecuted

If you’ve read more than two of my pieces about comic books, then you know that I love the way superhero stories engage with real-world issues of justice, often reimagining systems that we know to be flawed.Few comics do that better than the recent series Black, from Black Mask Studios. Black follows a lot tropes …

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