A Bomb in the Lasagna: “Doctor Strange” is Far Out, Man

Even for a studio that made huge box office returns out of space raccoons and Ant-Man, Doctor Strange feels like a bit of a gamble. The adventures of the good doctor have always been among some of Marvel’s most esoteric, and the free-form psychedelic odysseys packed to the rafters with pseudo-Lovecraftian names make them hard material to…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: “Captain America: Civil War” is Modern Superhero Storytelling at its Best

It’s been a strange year for superhero movies. Deadpool connected with people in a big way. Batman and Superman didn’t. Thinkpieces about the end of the superhero movie genre woke up from their winter hibernation to make their annual rounds. In a year already hopping with superhero activity, Captain America: Civil War clears the waters. 13 films…

Capes on Camera: A Punisher Triple Feature

On March 18th, Daredevil returns for the second season of its Netflix show. Joining the Man Without Fear and company as season 2’s primary adversary is Marvel’s favorite, skull shirt-clad antihero The Punisher. Created by writer Gerry Conway and artist John Romita Sr. in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974, The Punisher was Marvel’s reflection of the…