A Bomb in the Lasagna: Marvel Scales Back with “Ant-Man”

The major complaint leveled at the current crop of Marvel movies (aside from a tendency towards shallow villains and the overstuffing of movies with set-ups for other movies), is about the large, city smashing, collateral damaging stakes of the exploits. While Daredevil and Age of Ultron addressed that first issue, Ant-Man feels like a movie made squarely to challenge that last…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: DC Comics Boldly Went to a Brighter Future with “Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)”

As Mad Men ended this week, taking with it TV’s best examination of the shifting climate of post-war America, it made sense as resident Rooster Illusion superhero guy to re-examine DC’s own take on the mid-century American condition in Justice League: The New Frontier. The plot: As Cold War tensions escalate following World War II, a McCarthy-led initiative…