Monthly Archives: July 2010

Marvel character highlight #03: Sentinel

NAME: Sentinel AFFILIATION: Sentinel program SPECIAL ABILITIES: Mutant tracking BACKGROUND:  Scientist Boliviar Trask, as a way to stop the perceived mutant threat to humanity, created the original Sentinels. Trask received government-funds to research his work into eliminating mutants and this … Continue reading

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Top 5 List: Most useless villains edition

Every villain has a uselessness level. On a scale of 1 to 10, if you make good on your master’s plans and actually accomplish the death of a superhero, you’re closer to 1. If you can’t get the job done, … Continue reading

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Comic property review: ‘300’

Hot, sweaty, loud: ‘300’ gets it right ‘300’ Warner Bros., 2007 You don’t have to know much about the ancient Greek Battle of Thermopylae to enjoy what Frank Miller’s 300 has to offer. You also don’t have to have a … Continue reading

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Strip Talk #03: ‘Stupid smart’ villains livened up ’80s and ’90s

“Sayonara, shell-backed simpletons.” With that one sentence from season three of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 animated series, I was hooked on the legendary Oroku Saki. Everyone who was anyone in the late ’80s and early ’90s knows him … Continue reading

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Otaku #02: Eagle

‘Eagle’ takes prophetic look at United States political process Eagle is a series with clairvoyance. No one could have known that it would predict President Barack Obama’s election eight years after it was published. In 2000, author Keji Kawaguchi, best … Continue reading

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