Did We Need Thirteen Different Frodo Action Figures? Of Course We Did!

I’ve got something a little different today, a fun new piece outside of my usual history of comic books coverage. Polygon has been celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the cinematic release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (I know, I can’t believe it’s been that long either) with their “YearContinue reading “Did We Need Thirteen Different Frodo Action Figures? Of Course We Did!”

Wonder Woman 1984 Review: A Baffling, Discordant Sequel

I’m going to avoid spoilers here, but it’s going to be really hard. Spoilers are terrible of course, and I can discuss my feelings about the film without them. I’m not wrapped up in the specifics of the movie here, so much as the general confoundingness of it all. But there is one thing, oneContinue reading “Wonder Woman 1984 Review: A Baffling, Discordant Sequel”

A Brief History of Wonder Woman in the 1980s on Polygon

With Wonder Woman 1984 set to hit theaters (and streaming in some countries) on Christmas Day, I had the pleasure of writing an article for Polygon on the state of Wonder Woman in the 1980s. The issue that would’ve been available in comics shops in December 1984 was Wonder Woman #323, and coincidentally it featuredContinue reading “A Brief History of Wonder Woman in the 1980s on Polygon”

Support My Short Film, Welcome – Ahlan wa Sahlan, On Kickstarter!

I’ve been branching out from my usual comic book fun this year to produce a short film with my friend Nicole Slaunwhite, and we’re officially two months out from the start of shooting! Don’t worry, there’s still lots of comic book fun on the way. I’m deep in a new book right now! But theContinue reading “Support My Short Film, Welcome – Ahlan wa Sahlan, On Kickstarter!”

Remembering Margot Kidder, A Remarkable Lois Lane and a Remarkable Woman

Margot Kidder was a spectacular Lois Lane. On the surface, it seems like a pretty straight forward role. Ace reporter, Superman’s girlfriend. Easy enough. But it’s a deceptively tricky part. There’s a difficult balance to it that’s so essential to the character. A good Lois needs to be a take charge, courageous reporter, brash andContinue reading “Remembering Margot Kidder, A Remarkable Lois Lane and a Remarkable Woman”

Justice League Review: It Was Fine, I Guess? Not Good, But Not Awful

Justice League isn’t a terrible movie, and that in itself is a major achievement. Director Zack Snyder’s past two superhero outings were dour, unwieldy affairs that fundamentally misunderstood almost every character who appeared in them. Justice League is a much more conventional movie, leaner and even fun at times. It’s not great by any means.Continue reading “Justice League Review: It Was Fine, I Guess? Not Good, But Not Awful”

Fact and Fiction in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

My review of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women went up today at The Comics Journal, and there sure was a lot to dig into here. To begin with, I really enjoyed the film. I thought that the cast was excellent, especially Rebecca Hall as Elizabeth Marston. She was brash and delightful, and whoever pickedContinue reading “Fact and Fiction in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”