Mental health is a complex topic that affects people on different levels. While some are happy to talk about their struggles with disorders like anxiety, others continue to suffer in silence for fear of being perceived as weak. Within the world of comics, humans aren’t the only beings to suffer with their mental health. Gods are just as vulnerable, and even the mighty Thor has fallen victim to thoughts of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
The God of Thunder’s quest to improve his mental health has been the source of many recent Thor stories. Having lost the ability to wield Mjolnir and then fighting to prove his worthiness again, Thor’s struggles are relatable when filtered through the lens of emotional vulnerability. Continue reading “The God Of Self-Worth: Thor And Depression”
The Pop Culture Pub Crawl focuses on the drinking habits of different comic characters and what they would get up to on a night out. Japanese superhero Sunfire/Shiro Yoshida has a reputation for being serious and dutiful, but in his free time, he’d become more free spirited when drinking alcohol. His taste in alcohol would consist of some of Japan’s finest beverages. Continue reading “Pop Culture Pub Crawl: Sunfire”
The X-Men universe features some of the most powerful characters that Marvel as ever created and a variety of phrases have been invented to explain and categorise the power of mutants. Omega level mutants are meant to be at the top of the list, and while the phrase sounds suitably intimidating, what defines an ‘omega level’ mutant and what exactly does the term mean? Continue reading “What Is An Omega Level Mutant?”
Learning about the superpowers of a comic character is a great way of gaining more insight into their backstory. A superhero like Wolverine is known for having incredible healing abilities, but it can be interesting to see how powers change when they are passed down through generations. Daken, Wolverine’s son, has inherited many of his father’s traits, while also developing powers that are unique to him. Continue reading “A Tale Of Two Healing Factors: Comparing Daken And Wolverine’s Superpowers”
Video games have become so immersive that the sound plays an essential part in the gaming experience. It might be complicated to explain it to your 80-year-old grandmother or the non-gaming folk but you can present it in this way – play them an action-packed film with subtitles and muted sound.
Even though they would be able to read what the actors are saying, no emotion or mood will be relayed, which would make the watching experience uninteresting and even disappointing.
When it comes to playing comic book-based or any type of video games, without quality speakers you might miss out on important audio cues and not to mention that the experience of playing horror games such as Silent Hill will not be complete without the sound to chill the bones. Continue reading “Guest Blog: How to Choose the Best Speakers for Comic Book Video Games”
If I had to name one constant in human history that has continued to bring joy into the lives of people all over the world it would be popular culture. After all, it’s something that we invented and have built upon through film, TV, gaming, comics and many more valuable mediums. Popular culture is a goldmine for writers because there is never a lack of inspiration to draw from, and that extends to blogging as well.
Creating an engaging blogging series is tricky, but by taking cues from pop culture, writers can develop ideas that will keep their readers coming back for more content. For anyone who is planning to create a pop culture inspired blog series, here is a guide that will help you decide on the direction you want to take. Continue reading “The Pop Culture Guide To Creating An Engaging Blogging Series”
It would be an unlikely plot contrivance, but still an interesting one to think about: What if one of our beloved characters was forced on the road for a lengthy period of time? What would their method of transportation be? What would it look like?
We don’t need to spend a whole lot of time thinking about the answers to these questions, because a concept artist from a motorcaravan company has already set out to answer them. There’s some really cool illustrations not just from the comic book world, but from TV and cinema. Let’s look at The Joker’s first: Continue reading “Guest Blog: A ‘What If’ Moment: What If The Joker Went On A Road Trip?”