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:Rose of Star Wars

One of my core beliefs is that art is better with more voices in the room. Everyone deserves to have their stories told and heard, and the telling of different stories enriches not only the lives of those who relate with them, but also those who don’t understand them at all. Stories make us all…

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…

The Avengers and a Demand for Grace

I know this is a weird statement, given the team’s name, but all four of the Avengers movies have a surprising central theme: forgiveness. In each case, characters who are used to doing things by themselves find themselves putting up with other big egos. The central tension in these movies isn’t so much their battles…