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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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Top 5 on The Strip: Best X-Men arcs

1. God Loves, Man Kills The mutant strug­gle against one of the X-Men’s most human pro­tag­o­nists is a tragic tale of self hate and big­otry. It’s eas­ily one of the most sor­row­ful tales of the lengths homosapi­ens will go to in … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Comic book roles with multiple actors

1. Bat­man The Dark Knight has long been a friend of the big and small screen. Five actors have stepped into the dual role of Bruce Wayne and Bat­man: Adam West in the 1966 tele­vi­sion show, Michael Keaton in 1989’s … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #21: Don’t let outside opinion sway your film loves

Lis­ten, there comes a time in the enter­tain­ment busi­ness that things (i.e. songs, movies, art) will be remade. And we will have to live with it. Just because some­thing is a clas­sic, that doesn’t mean it’s sacred and off lim­its. … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #19: Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Name: Steve Rogers Affil­i­a­tion: For­merly the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers Unity Divi­sion, Illu­mi­nati, Invaders, U.S. Army, Secret Avengers, Cap­tain Amer­ica Corps, Secret Avengers, New Avengers Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Enhanced speed, agility, reflexes, heal­ing and sta­mina com­pa­ra­ble to a man at the apex … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #18: Jean Grey/Phoenix

Name: Jean Grey-Summers Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, X-Factor, The Twelve, X-Terminators, Phoenix Corps Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Omega-level telepa­thy; telekine­sis; Phoenix Force, which grants the abil­ity to travel unaided through space; psion­i­cally manip­u­late mat­ter and any form of energy; cre­ate pow­er­ful “cos­mic” fire; res­ur­rect … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

 X-Men: Days of Future Past 20th Cen­tury Fox, 2014    X-cellent return to form Set aside any pre­con­ceived notions you may have had at the announce­ment of a new X-Men film. We’ll wait because we know just how hard that may be … Con­tinue read­ing

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