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Top 5 on the Strip: Avengers Edition part 1

Steve Rogers/Captain Amer­ica: If you ever needed a leader and wanted to make sure your every direc­tive was fol­lowed, you employ Steve Rogers to get the job done. Rogers was the first Avenger and the last Avenger and the team’s … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character Highlight #24: Iron Man

Name: Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark Alias: Iron Man, Golden Glad­i­a­tor, Bullet-Head, Golden Avenger, Armored Avenger, Spare Parts Man, Crim­son Dynamo, Tet­su­jin, Hogan Potts, Anthony of York, Ran­dall Pierce, Cobalt Man, Man of Iron, Tin Man, “Irene,” Elec­tro, T, Mas­ter of … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Black Panther

Black, powerful,beautiful See­ing your peo­ple rep­re­sented on the sil­ver screen when you are a per­son of color means quite a bit. See­ing them do impor­tant things and be decent human beings means quite a bit more. See­ing them as roy­alty … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #26: The DC universe could learn some lessons from Marvel

The DC Uni­verse is at a cross­roads I guess you could say. While the Mar­vel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse has enjoyed unpar­al­leled suc­cess, the DCU has all but died an igno­min­ious death. Sui­cide Squad: flop. Bat­man vs. Super­man: flop. Super­man: flop. Jus­tice … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #16: Kaichou wa Maid Sama

Kai­cho wa Maid Sama wraps up love saga Series: Kai­chou wa Maid Sama Episodes: 13 to 26 Premise: Mis­aki Ayuzawa is the stu­dent coun­cil pres­i­dent at a for­merly all-boys high school. She also works at a maid cafe on the side to … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: Tokyo Tribes Vol. 2

Tokyo pre­pares for all-out gang war­fare in Tribes Vol­ume 2 In a pre­vi­ous Otaku Cor­ner col­umn, I reviewed the first vol­ume of the manga series “Tokyo Tribes.” Tokyo Tribes is the first manga series I’ve read that per­fectly com­bines Japan­ese comic … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #25: Black Panther film is needed, necessary now

Needed. Nec­es­sary. Now. Black Panther’s release was all of this and more in a time when melanated super heroes on the big screen are far and few in between. Why was the ensem­ble tale so nec­es­sary? While lit­tle chil­dren can … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: 300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire Warner Bros., 2014 300: Rise of an Empire late but bold enough to make impact The first movie in the pos­si­ble pan­theon of tales about the valiant Spar­tans who died at the Bat­tle of Ther­mopy­lae … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character Highlight #23: Pyslocke

Name: Eliz­a­beth Brad­dock Alias: Betsy, Betts, Kwan­non, Lady Man­darin, Cap­tain Britain, Lady Briton, Death Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, Cap­tain Britain Corps, X-Force, S.T.R.I.K.E., Extinc­tion Team, the Man­darin, Sis­ter­hood of Mutants, Exiles, Hand, Hell­fire Club, Horse­men of the Apoc­a­lypse, X.S.E. Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Psy­locke … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Batman versions

1. Bat­man (Earth Two ver­sion): This ver­sion of Bruce Wayne set­tles down with Selina Kyle and has a daugh­ter, Helena Wayne, who becomes Huntress. Even­tu­ally, Bruce becomes police com­mis­sioner. After a one last adven­ture as Bat­man, he is killed in … Con­tinue read­ing

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