How Multiculturalism Took Over Comic Books

Last week Marvel comics announced that it was replacing Bruce Banner (old, white guy) with Amadeus Cho (young, Korean guy) as the Incredible Hulk. This comes on the heels of Marvel recently turning Thor into a woman, Ms. Marvel into a Muslim teenager, and Spider-Man into a kid who’s half African-American and half Puerto Rican … Continued

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Age of Ultron: Time to End the Marvel Universe?

There is going to be a big reveal this week in the world of Marvel Comics. There is even talk that a main character is about to die (in fact, by the time you read this, you may know what the big news is). Age of Ultron, a series written by the star comic book … Continued

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Iron Man 3: Are Superheroes Becoming Too Super?

I was ambivalent when I heard about the plot of Iron Man 3. Actually, at this point the plot is just speculation, but there are rumors that Iron Man 3 will incorporate the plot of Extremis, a famous series of Iron Man comic books by Warren Ellis. Extremis is a brilliantly written story. But to … Continued

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The Dark Knight Rises to the Virtues

The great Christian writer G.K. Chesterton once made this observation: “The modern world is full of the old Christian virtues gone mad. The virtues have gone mad because they have been isolated from each other and are wandering alone. Thus some scientists care for truth; and their truth is pitiless. Thus some humanitarians only care … Continued

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