MHAM: ‘We All Have Powers’: Grief and Trauma in the Spider-Man Films

When the character of Peter Parker and his superhero persona Spider-Man was created by comic book writers and artists Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the early 1960s, they were excited about the concept of a superhero who wasn’t completely invincible.

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‘Captain Marvel’ (2019): Getting Back Up Again

WARNING: This article contains very mild spoilers for Captain Marvel. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been watching Marvel films since I was a kid. The first film I can vividly remember watching was Thor with my Dad, just on the off chance it was on, and being completely suckered into this fantastical whirlwind…

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Marvel’s ‘Runaways’: Deanoru and the (Super) Power of Representation

It’s not always easy to find good LGBTQ+ representation in the media, especially when it comes to queer female characters. Sure, they exist, but the reality is they’re few and far between, often relegated to playing supporting roles within other characters’ stories. Sometimes their sexuality is treated as nothing but a joke, merely serving as…

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Coming of Age with a Show

This may sound lame, but Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (henceforth referred to as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or just S.H.I.E.L.D.) was the first real “adult” drama show that I watched for myself. As the eldest of three daughters, I was limited in what I could watch. Everything had to be appropriate. While other girls were arguing…

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