Category Archives: Strip Talk

Strip Talk #15: I’ve learned a few lessons from cosplaying

I had a rea­son to cos­play once again. I usu­ally only have the urge to dress up and take on dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters once a year, and that’s because I’m going to NashiCon. My first and only anime con­ven­tion to date, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #14: My love of anime began with comics

Many a time, my ori­gins as a comic book nerd has come up in this col­umn. And it’s no sur­prise, given that I spend a lot of time research­ing my favorite fran­chises and char­ac­ters as well as play­ing var­i­ous video … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #13: Let’s talk a minute about comic book movie reboots

I am by no means some­one who doesn’t love movies. I do, espe­cially those of the comic book vari­ety. I just have this thing where I can’t stand see­ing a story done a mil­lion times with dif­fer­ent peo­ple and dif­fer­ent … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #12: Superman does have real enemies

Super­man does have real ene­mies For many years in my life, I have been a comic book fan. I like to think of myself as objec­tive and impar­tial when it comes to my likes and dis­likes, with the love I … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #11: Alternate universes expand story

Alter­nate uni­verses. As a comic book afi­cionado, you can’t live with them or live with­out them. Any ink fan knows his or her’s alter­nate his­tory of events for their char­ac­ters, places or eras. And if you don’t, there’s no way … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #10: Just where did Charles Xavier go wrong?

Charles Xavier: For­mer leader of the X-Men, founder of the Xavier Insti­tute for Higher Learn­ing. Morally ambigu­ous leader who mind wipes foes. Yes, Xavier is capa­ble of great things and then there’s that ten­dency for him to get into the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #09: Let’s end the bashing of direct comic book films

I don’t know where the incli­na­tion to bash a direct comic book movie has come from in recent years, but it hon­estly needs to stop. I don’t know about the var­i­ous movie crit­ics out there, but I love a good comic … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #08: Equal representation in comic books

When it comes to race and comic books, there should be equal rep­re­sen­ta­tion for the read­er­ship When I was grow­ing up, I was told to be mind­ful of the con­tent of folks’ char­ac­ter, not the color of their skin. It’s … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #07: What makes up heroes or villains?

I’ve often won­dered what makes a char­ac­ter a hero or a vil­lain in comics. What makes a char­ac­ter “good” and another “bad”? How does the writer who cre­ates the char­ac­ters sit down and decide “I’m going to make this per­son … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #06: A few things I need from comic book flicks

There are a few things I need from my comic book and cartoon-adapted movies. With­out them, the movie’s not going to work and it won’t be worth the film it’s recorded on. These are my pet peeves when it comes … Con­tinue read­ing

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