Aquaman is Out of Its Depth

“This is gonna be fun!” So declares Arthur Curry, the titular Aquaman played by Jason Momoa, at the end of his movie, after (spoilers? I guess?) he defeats the bad guys, saves the world, and gets the girl. The phrase is a good thesis statement for Aquaman, a movie that wants desperately to be a…

Review: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Offers Goofy Superhero Fun

Teen Titans Go!, the cartoon series that spawned Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, is essentially a sketch comedy show. Yes, every episode involves the same five main characters — insecure team leader Robin (Scott Menville), bubbly alien princess Starfire (Hyden Walch), droll half-demon Raven (Tara Strong), robotic party guy Cyborg (Khary Payton), animal-based party…

Think Christian: “O Superhero Death, Where Is Your Sting?”

This might be the piece I’ve had the most fun writing, probably because it’s about something I know well that’s been part of the mainstream conversation: superhero deaths. Comic book readers are well aware that dead superheroes always come back. In fact, one of my earliest comic book memories was reading a letter in a…

Doom Patrol’s Gospel of Strangeness

In my latest for Think Christian, I write about one of my favorite DC Comics teams: the Doom Patrol. The team has been largely defined by Grant Morrison’s ground breaking run in the late 80s/early 90s, but the current series revisits many of Morrison’s themes and puts them in a more positive and surreal perspective….