Comic Kitchen: Monica Rambeau

Comic Kitchen is a series that creates a three-course menu around a superhero and spotlights unique food. New Orleans is renowned for having some of the most distinctive cuisine in the world. With a range of Creole and Cajun dishes, there’s so much to enjoy. Having grown up in New Orleans, Monica Rambeau is a superhero with great taste in food. I’m pleased to present a collaboration with All Star Lanes on a menu that’s fit for the former Captain Marvel. Seafood and spice come together to bring out the flavours of The Big Easy. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Monica Rambeau”

Reinventing Yourself Like A Superhero: The Monica Rambeau Story

The identity of a superhero is an interesting concept. A costume or alias can be seen as more meaningful than a single character. As iconic as characters like Steve Rogers are, he’s not the only one to be known as Captain America. The same can be said for the Captain Marvel identity. Originally, the name belonged to the Kree superhero Mar-Vell. Several people have gone on use the name as a symbol of hope. Carol Danvers is the most recent Captain Marvel, but she wasn’t the first female superhero to use the title. The distinction goes to Monica Rambeau.

Monica has served on the Avengers for years and she’s led the team as well. With the power to transform herself into different types of energy, Monica has lived up to the Captain Marvel legacy. I’m looking into her history to see how she’s evolved over time.

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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”

Comic Kitchen: Gambit

Comic Kitchen is a series that combines food and superheroes together to create a menu based around a specific character. New Orleans is known for its eclectic cuisine and no hero represents The Big Easy’s reputation quite like Gambit. The Ragin’ Cajun is as free-spirited as they come, which means the kind of food he’d eat would have a plethora of different flavours. I’ve come up with a New Orleans inspired menu that brings the different cultures of NOLA together, while also showcasing Gambit’s love for life.

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The Axeman’s Jazz Review

Hell, March 13, 1919

Esteemed Mortal:

They have never caught me and they never will. They have never seen me, for I am invisible, even as the ether that surrounds your earth. I am not a human being, but a spirit and a demon from the hottest hell. I am what you Orleanians and your foolish police call the Axeman.

Ray Celestin’s debut novel, The Axeman’s Jazz, begins with a macabre letter that sets the tone for the rest of the book. The story is set in New Orleans in 1919 and is built around the real life case of the Axeman. The letter was written by the real killer, making the novel even more intriguing.

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The Pop Culture Playlist: Gambit

I’m back with a new addition of The Pop Culture Playlist, and on suggestion from Alex over at alexraphael  I’m going to be featuring Gambit. The Ragin’ Cajun is one of my favourite characters, having played the role of thief and hero with the X-Men. I’ve come up with a playlist to represent a man with a devil-may-care attitude and who is also a hustler with a heart of gold.

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