In Every Heart Lies a (Super)Hero

In Every Heart Lies a (Super)Hero

X-Men fascinated me as a kid and remains my favorite comic to date. Here are a group of individuals whom the world hates and fears, and yet despite persecution, they continue to fight for a greater good. These heroes are a reflection of ourselves and what we aspire to...
Let’s Talk about Sex (in Writing)

Let’s Talk about Sex (in Writing)

April is the first time this year I’ve had a moment to pause and breath. The world behind the scenes for this author have been busy and productive (more busy it seems.) I’m one of a trio putting together an anthology with the New England Speculative...

Marvel Movie Rankings

When Marvel’s Blade reached the big screen my world changed. Below are my rankings of all Marvel movies since 1998. I’ve rated on rewatchability, characters, plot, and special effects. I generally ignore how closely it follows a comic plot as long as it...
X-Men: A Reflection of Our Humanity

X-Men: A Reflection of Our Humanity

The X-Men will always be the dynasty I thrust upon a comic novice. But it is not the powers that put these vigilantes above the rest. It is the character driven stories of humanity featured between the pages that wins my heart. In Uncanny X-Men #303, this spark is at...
Once Upon a Time, We Were All Kitty Pryde of the X-Men

Once Upon a Time, We Were All Kitty Pryde of the X-Men

While most people will recall the 1992 X-Men the Animated Series, three years prior, Marvel attempted its first go at an animated X-Men. The premise followed the popular roster of Xavier’s students, Cyclops, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Dazzler and Wolverine...

The Folly of Subcultural Gatekeeping, or WWXD?

  My favorite superhero comic property has always been The X-Men. Their powers were varied and interesting, the individual heroes had deep backstories and complex relationships with each other, so much of what they did was just so incredibly cool. But what I...