When learning about a superhero, their powers are one of their most interesting aspects. Sometimes, they aren’t clearly defined and that can lead to confusion or readers not being able to take the character seriously. The Sentry has suffered from this problem because a lot of writers have added their own take. Considered to be omniscient, Sentry has the power of ‘a million exploding suns.’ But what does that mean? What is Sentry truly capable of? The Comic Vault is taking a closer look into his abilities.
The Batman family is made up of some of the most accomplished crime-fighters in the DC Universe. Heroes like Nightwing and Batgirl are among Batman’s closest confidantes, but others characters have found it harder to win the Dark Knight’s trust. For people like Helena Bertinelli, gaining Batman’s faith has been an uphill battle. Bertinelli was introduced as Huntress, a violent vigilante who used lethal force. But over time, she transitioned into a hero that earned her place in the Batman family.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced a plethora of obscure characters to a mainstream audience. This has been handled best on the small screen, with Netflix shows like Daredevil and Luke Cage providing ample ground for minor characters to develop. The second season of Luke Cage introduced one of the most interesting MCU characters in the form of Bushmaster. Played by Mustafa Shakir, Bushmaster is one of those rare examples that translate better on screen than in the original medium. Continue reading “Mustafa Shakir’s Bushmaster Is So Much Better Than The Comics”
Marriage is one of life’s most important milestones, with two people committing themselves to each other for better or worse. A happy marriage is based around communication, compromise and honesty. However, some marriages can break down over time, which is the case between Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne. The relationship between Ant-Man and Wasp is one of the earliest established comic pairings, though they were unable to stay together. It begs the question as to whether Hank and Janet’s relationship could have been saved if they had got marriage counseling.
Everyone has their own definition of a superhero. Some people might see them as invincible powerhouses that can overcome any challenge. But many superheroes struggle with their mental health, and the Sentry is one of the best examples. Sentry #1, written by Jeff Lemire, sees the Golden Guardian return in a new series. Yet the return of Sentry also heralds the return of his dark alter ego, The Void. Sentry #1 brings up the idea of whether being a superhero can turn into a drug, so there’s a lot to be intrigued about.
Comics are filled with all manner of obscure characters, with many representing communities that aren’t featured as much as they could be. Sybil Dvorak is one of the few Romanians to receive attention. Having gone by the identities of Gypsy Moth and Skein, Dvorak is a character that has walked the line between crime and heroism. First introduced as an enemy of Spider-Woman, Gypsy Moth has a compelling background and interesting power set.
Comic Kitchen is a segment that prepares a three course menu around a pop culture character. This edition is a special one because it marks the first time I’ve collaborated with another blogger to bring a menu to life. I worked with Manchester based Rosaleen Marmion, who runs a lifestyle and parenting website. Together we came up with a three-course meal for Captain America. Given that Cap is a supersoldier, I decided on a high protein and carb based menu. The overall theme taps into Steve Rogers’ story as a kid from New York who grew up to be one of the greatest superheroes of all time.
The Essential Reading List collects the major comics and arcs of a character in order to give readers a chance to discover who they are. This edition is focusing on the Sentry, a superhero that’s been put through the wringer every since he was introduced. Comparable to Superman, Robert Reynolds has the power of ‘one million exploding suns,’ meaning he’s one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe. Sentry is also one of the most unstable, due to the struggle with his darker half known as The Void. Sentry’s duality makes him a fascinating character. Here are the must-read stories that will give you an understanding of The Golden Guardian.
The Witcher is one of the most popular fantasy series of all time. The games have introduced the books to a new generation of readers, and the most recent novel has been translated into English. Season Of Storms sees Andrzej Sapkowski return to his most popular character. Set between the short story collection The Last Wish, the book involves Geralt of Rivia going on a new journey. Along the way, Geralt must contend with political intrigue and monsters of all shapes and forms if he hopes to survive.
Judaism is one of the world’s oldest religions, with many people practicing it in the modern day. Recently, I visited the Jewish Uprising and POLIN museums in Warsaw, which exposed me to the complex history of Jewish people. It made me think of how Jews are represented in comics, and it turns out there are many examples of the religion being treated with respect. There are characters that represent the traditions and resiliency of the Jewish faith. The Comic Vault is featuring four important Jewish characters to see how they are portrayed.