08th May2018

Culture Dump #33: Are Movie Franchises Suffering from TMI?

by Simon Bland

Watch Out: This post contains *SPOILERS* regarding Avengers: Infinity War – If you haven’t seen it, stop reading now… or don’t. I’m not the eye-police. Having looked at the superhero movies that slipped through the cracks en-route to Avengers: Infinity War last week, perhaps it’s time to focus our attention on the main event and […]

11th Oct2015

Superheroes in the Digital Age

by Guest

There’s nothing quite like a superhero. And there’s no other modern film genre that’s been quite as universal, or as enduring. 
But just what is the eternal appeal of the superhero? Probably that despite their superhuman strength and abilities, they – like us – have vices, weaknesses, worries, things that keep them awake at night. This […]

29th Sep2014

Ten Best: Superheroes and their gadgets

by Phil Wheat

Debating which superhero is best has raged on for decades, and even more so since the blockbuster movies that dominate our screens. With fans engaged in battles to determine if Batman is better than Superman or if Thor could defeat Hulk; this looks like a discussion that will never be resolved. But there is one way […]

20th Mar2014

Top 5: Comic Book Heroes (A basic intro to superheroes)

by Guest

The first comic book was produced in 1933 in the United States and since then, the art form has been entertaining people of all ages over the world for decades. Comic books are not necessarily comical. They feature sequential juxtaposed panels which represents different scenes in order to form a story, and cover a huge […]

07th Oct2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Recap: “0-8-4”

by Mark Allen

One of the hardest things to tell with big-budget shows that categorically need to be successful is how much of each episode is what was originally intended by the authors and how much is network notes. In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s – sorry, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s second episode, in which much of the action happens […]

28th Sep2013

Some thoughts on the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ pilot

by Mark Allen

I’m going to try not to be too biased here, but I guess it’s kind of telling that my favourite moment from the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was when Shepherd Book was on screen for all of ten seconds. Yeah, this show’s definitely for the fanboy in me. I’ve always been a fan of […]

15th Apr2012

‘Superheroes’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Features: Mr. Xtreme, Zimmer, Super Hero, T.S.A.F., Apocalypse Meow, Master Legend and more | Produced by Theodore James | Directed by Michael Barnett With the recent explosion of geek culture the idea of grown people dressing up in costume isn’t all that outrageous. What is different from the norm is those same grown people dawning […]