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The End of Superhero Movies?

Originally posted on The Sunflower Cafe:
I’ve heard people jokingly (and not so jokingly) ask if the end of superhero movies is near. The thing is, superhero movies have become their own genre so to ask for an end would be like asking for the end of romantic comedies, horror movies, or spy thrillers. Also, superhero movies aren’t anything new. They’ve existed long before the Avengers hit screens, and they’ll be around long after. I have no complaints about a new movie or two being released each year, but I can understand the exhaustion people are having. We don’t need an end though. We need variety. One of the issues is that every recent superhero movie is linked together and all done through the same company. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is impressive, it doesn’t allow much separation because there are movies for each of the main Avengers leading in to the Avenger trilogy. Viewers are stuck in the same universe over and over again even though they’re able to see different stories taking place…

Illustrations Of Our Daily Struggles

Originally posted on Emily Bloor:
Last night I couldn’t sleep. It’s not like insomnia is a a new phenomenon, but for me it is. I usually sleep like a baby, or like my brother after a Friday night in the pub; you get my drift. But drift I did not, and it was horrendous. It would appear that I don’t have as much to worry about at the moment, since I quit my job, left the frantic insomniac that is London and moved to this sunny, slow-paced place to become a writer. But this is the very problem. I am now consumed by trivial worry; the ironic kind of worry that busy people don’t have the time for. Along with this new worry however, has come a solitude in simple things, and one of those things is sketching. I sketch day and night; through the entire Super Bowl, much to the delight of my man; and through my insomnia. But in Googling inspiration for my sketches (my drawing hand works at 3am, my brain does…

Dear Diary

Originally posted on delicious literature:
I loved this book. It’s not for everyone because of the subject matter, I will say. It is raw, shocking, unapologetic, and perfectly written. I was completely absorbed in this book and it was hard to leave it for anything. I’d find myself standing in the kitchen making dinner with one hand and this book in my other hand. This is written in the viewpoint of 15 year old Minnie Goetze in diary entries. Right from the beginning, it chronicles Minnie’s affair with her Mom’s boyfriend Monroe Rutherford. I was completely engrossed in this book, and while nothing in the story is anywhere close to my own teenage years, it doesn’t take away from the power of the story. Especially since it is the story for many teenage girls. The descriptions and pictures can be graphic and there’s plenty of drug use, but it was honest. The narrative is never anything but. Minnie doesn’t hide that she wants to be touched, hugged, and loved, even by her mom. You can’t…

Graphic Novel/Manga Review #19 – Teen Titans, Vol. 1: Blinded by the Light by Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort

Originally posted on Cat's Shelf:
Hello guys! Today’s review is about another DC title! It’s Teen Titans: Blinded by the Light, by Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort. Find this book on Book Depository While I was browsing NetGalley for new titles, I came across this comic. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the animated series of this team but I never actually seen it. I had nothing to lose so I picked it up. This title follows a superhero team composed of only teenagers. They are: Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker, Beast Boy and Red Robin. Like previous DC books I’ve read, this one is also separated in two different storylines. In the first, their threat is a beautiful robot humanoid lady and in the second is a group of terrorists. Both are trying to take down a company called S.T.A.R. Labs. I’ve come to realize that I really love superheroes team up comics. They’re always so much fun to read. You don’t get the best insight in all the characters but there’s a…