‘Iron Man 3’: A Different Kind of Superpower

Whether you grew up with the comics, you watch the movies, both or neither – we are all familiar with what makes Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, heroes. They are strong, powerful and brave. They’re here to save us, and we’re just here to watch. We see them all the time, in the comics, tv shows and movies. People love superheroes so much not just because they’re flashy and cool, but because they’re what we dream of being. They give people someone to look up to and the empowerment they need to plow through a reality that is not so magical. We are shown characters like Superman, who look like Gods, act like saviors and represent nothing but endless possibility, and this is what makes a superhero, right? Well, this isn’t what makes Iron Man.

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Agent Carter Walked, So Captain Marvel Could Fly

In conversations about Captain Marvel we hear the word “first” a lot, in regards to both the film itself and its titular character: the first female Avenger, the first female superhero, the first movie that crushes the myth that people don’t want to see female-led projects. However, these phrases neglect the many women that came…

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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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