Cursed Comics Cavalcade Review: An Impressive Collection Of Horror-Themed Stories

Haloween is the time of ghosts and monsters, a time for people to enjoy the spooky side of life. For Halloween 2018, I’m reviewing Cursed Comics Cavalcade, a collection of stories that celebrate the paranormal. The collection has ten stories that feature iconic superheroes like Batman and lesser known characters like Etrigan. Each story has a different creative team, so I’m reviewing each one in order.
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Appraising The Relationship Between Red Hood And Artemis

In comics, characters are often thrown together and forced to coexist. It provides the chance for some fun interactions, as the characters need to settle their differences. This is exactly what happened when Jason Todd was put with Bizarro and Artemis to form Red Hood and The Outlaws. All three characters came from different backgrounds and they started off fighting each other. Over time, they learned to work together and become friends.

Red Hood benefited from a lot of character development through his interactions with Artemis and Bizarro. His relationship with Artemis is interesting because they’ve had similar experiences. I’m taking a closer look at Red Hood and Artemis’ relationship to see how it’s developed. Continue reading “Appraising The Relationship Between Red Hood And Artemis”

Smashing Native American Stereotypes With Danielle Moonstar

Historically, the representation of Native Americans has been presented in a stereotypical way. Danielle Moonstar is one of the most prominent Indigenous superheroes. As a member of the X-Men and New Mutants, Dani has been at the forefront of comics for several years. From her appearance, it’s tempting to assume that she falls into the stereotyping category. The pigtails and turquoise belt are indications of her Cheyenne heritage. However, Dani breaks all the traditional tropes that are associated with her culture and I’m going to tell you why. Continue reading “Smashing Native American Stereotypes With Danielle Moonstar”

How Blindspot Helps To Shine A Light On The Lives Of Illegal Immigrants

When it comes to relatable characters, Daredevil immediately comes to mind. The Man Without Fear inhabits a world where everyday people struggle to get by. One of the most interesting characters to come out of the Daredevil mythos is Blindspot. Considered to be Daredevil’s apprentice, Samuel Chung shares a lot of similarities with his mentor. He also represents the plight of illegal immigrants who are forgotten by society. I’m taking a look into his history to show why you need to know more about him. Continue reading “How Blindspot Helps To Shine A Light On The Lives Of Illegal Immigrants”

What Makes Doctor Doom Marvel’s Most Prolific Villain?

The Marvel Universe features some of the most compelling villains to ever be created. From Magneto to Thanos, the best villains believe themselves to be the hero of their own stories. Doctor Doom is cut from the same cloth. Doom’s arrogance and intellect have given him a desire to gain as much power as possible. On the other hand, the character has a sense of honour and a genuine love for his people. These conflicting traits have made him a complex person.

Doctor Doom has been matched against more heroes than any other villain. I’m taking a look into what makes him such a memorable character and what drives him. Continue reading “What Makes Doctor Doom Marvel’s Most Prolific Villain?”

Pop Culture Pub Crawl: Gambit

Superheroes save the day regularly and some choose to relax by getting a drink to celebrate their good fortune. The Pop Culture Pub Crawl looks into a character’s favourite tipple to see what happens when they take a night off. With his charisma and zest for life, Gambit is someone who’d enjoy having a few beverages. Remy Lebeau is a man of the people and his quest for alcohol would make him the soul of the party. Continue reading “Pop Culture Pub Crawl: Gambit”

Making The Life And Times Of Jason Todd Video Series

Video making is one of the best ways to reach an audience, which is why I decided to start a YouTube channel called Comic Curators. The channel features comic reviews, character studies and positive mental health. I’ve recently finished creating a three part series called The Life And Times Of Jason Todd, focusing on my favourite comic character, Red Hood. I’m happy to present the second video in the series that focuses on Jason’s resurrection and transformation.
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Medal Of Honour: Alvin York Review: A Celebration Of Valour

World War I is remembered as one of the most brutal conflicts in human history. Thousands of people were slaughtered and many soldiers gave their lives to protect their country. One of the bravest soldiers, Alvin York, received the Medal of Honour for his actions. York was a man who believed in peace, though he did what he thought was necessary to serve his men. His story is told in the pages of Medal Of Honour: Alvin York. Written by Chuck Dixon, the comic was created in collaboration with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to remember York’s valour. Continue reading “Medal Of Honour: Alvin York Review: A Celebration Of Valour”

Guest Blog: Iron Man: A Wounded Heart And The Armour Of A Narcissist

Understanding the psychology of a superhero is a good way of making them feel relatable. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr has done an incredible job of making the audience feel for Iron Man. Over a decade, fans have seen Tony Stark’s emotional journey play out. Laura Ferron offers some great insight into Iron Man’s psychology and his motivations for saving the world.
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Riddle Me This: The Psychology Of The Riddler

Batman’s Rogue Gallery features some of the most intriguing villains to ever be created. From Ra’s Al Ghul to Mr Freeze, each foe represents a different aspect of the Dark Knight’s psyche. They test Batman and push him to be better superhero. When it comes to challenging Batman’s intelligence, The Riddler is the perfect foil. Obsessed with proving his superiority, Edward Nigma uses more than riddles to achieve his goals.

Riddler’s motivations make him fascinating as a solo villain and a supporting character to other rogues. I’m exploring the psychology behind his actions to see what makes him one of Batman’s deadliest enemies. Continue reading “Riddle Me This: The Psychology Of The Riddler”