In the midst of a stagnant and depressed world, heroes like Batman, Robin, and Lao Tzu (Laozi) teach us that true strength comes from within. It is up to us to fix the problems we see in the world. The world is a battleground. If we don't take action, darkness will win.
The comic book scene of the early 1990s gets a pretty bad rap. Is it well deserved? Well, yes. Here's why...
X-Men member Betsy Braddock has had many different costumes over her career. See her costume history as Captain Britain, Lady Mandarin, and of course Psylocke.
The Sand Superman was born from the atomic kryptonite explosion that hit Superman which was so powerful that it left an inter-dimensional doorway at the impact site where Superman hit the sand. The doorway was from the Quarrm dimension and an entity traveled through it using the life energy that Superman had. As Quarmers don’t have a general shape it used the impression that Superman left with his body after the explosion to mold around itself.
A look at the different Supergirl costumes over the years. See the Supergirl costume history of Kara Zor-El, Cir-El and Martrix/Linda.
Sir Terry Pratchett has written many great Discworld novels, but there's more to his bibliography...
Shirou tries to stop Rider and take down the Boundary Field around the school. Saber arrives to rescue her Master. What will he do when Rin Tohsaka offers to make an alliance with him? Is the manga adaptation of Fate/Stay Night worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Peeta vs Gale. Team Peeta. Team Gale. The Hunger Games Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne, Katniss Everdeen.
The ten books in the original Goosebumps series, written by R.L. Stine, that deserve to be called the best of the bunch. Must-read Goosebumps books for a child interested in horror fiction.
Susan Storm had a variety of different Invisible Woman costumes. Here is where you can see pictures and read about the Invisible Woman costume history.
FFN and AO3 are the two biggest fanfiction archives on the Internet today. Which one do you prefer? Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.
The magical world of Harry Potter is as dangerous as it is charming! Here are 10 terrifying Harry Potter fantastic beasts that would send even mighty Dumbledore scrambling for his wand.
Liking the game-world/other-dimension theme in Re:Monster? Then here are the manga like Re:Monster for you to read and venture into!
This list curates the manga/manhwa like Tales of Demons and Gods. So, if you like stories involving any of the following; demons, gods, spirits, or reincarnations, then these are for you.
With clever twists, quick suspense, and engrossing tales interwoven in the storyline, The Hazel Wood will make you yearn for answers from grim stories you’ve truly never heard before.
Sally Jupiter and Laurel Juspeczy wore a variety of different Silk Spectre costumes. Learn about and see Silk Spectre’s costume history in the Watchmen universe.
Anna Marie has had a rich costume history as Rogue. See the different costumes this X-Men southern belle has worn over the years.
John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien was an Oxford professor, poet, and author. He is best known for writing “The Hobbit” and the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.”
Need a name for your steampunk persona? Love the sound of Victorian names? Here's a list of more than 300 Victorian steampunk names to check out. There's even a fun tool to help you make up your own unique name.
Dr. Harleen Quinzel has worn different Harley Quinn costumes. Read and see Harley Quinn's costume history in cartoons, comics, and video games.
Correlations between Beowulf and the works of Tolkien are discussed in this article. Videos from historians and archeologists are included, along with an audio interview with J.R.R. Tolkien. Written by a retired British Literature educator.
Here are the Top 10 Best Harem Manga that will definitely fulfill readers who want to experience a harem situation. Laugh, cry, smile, go crazy--these are for you!
Ever since the Human Torch entered the public consciousness in the golden age of comics, we've been fascinated with fire-based characters. I have 13 from Marvel Comics for your consideration.
With all of the hype that’s gone on in the last few months over the Avengers Movie and The Amazing Spider-man, you’d have to have been living under a rock to not know that comic book fiction is making a definite comeback into popular culture. Sure, we all know all of the major characters from television and some of the movies that have been made over the last decade. The characters of the Hulk, Spider-man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Thor are best known. These are the other guys.
People start reading comic books and graphic novels for a variety of reasons. The one common denominator I've found is that they rarely begin without someone introducing them to the medium. In recent years, I've taken the role of indoctrinating many people to this fantastic medium.
Zatanna has worn a variety of different costumes. Here is where you can see pictures and read about the magical outfits Zatanna has worn over the years.
So you want to know how to start reading Loki comic books? Here's a chronological guide for comics featuring Thor's adopted brother.
Enjoy the delicate and complex mixture of school life, romance, and love as you read and indulge yourself into the manga like Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride).
One of the many epic potential character lines to come from the mind of Jack Kirby was The Eternals. Within that mythology, he works in Celestials, Eternals, and Deviants. Here's your primer.
A comprehensive guide to Stephen King first editions. Full list of indicators for recognizing true first edition Stephen King novels, as well as approximate values. Updated 10/20/2013
The use of metals within every universe is important regardless of whether they’re used for good or for evil. The same blacksmith that shoes a horse is usually the same one that makes chain mail.
Robots and androids play an important role in the Marvel Universe. Artificial intelligence does not necessarily mean artificial life. Learn more about these synthetic super beings who are not human.
A look at the different costumes Mera has worn. From her time with Aquaman, as a Red Lantern and Queen of Atlantis see her costume history.
From Emma Frost to White Queen her different costumes change from Hellfire Club to Generation X to X-Men. See her costume history.
Being a hero is hard. Enemies attack from every direction. However, the hardest enemy to defeat is the one that comes from inside them. Here are six heroes who had to overcome addiction.
Some of the best horror comic books, manga and graphic novels like North 40, Uzumaki, Tales from the Krypt and 30 Days of Night send shivers down spine. They have a gripping plot, excellent artwork and a compelling and bizarre theme. Here are some of the rarest and the best horror comics and manga of all time.
Learn about the different costumes of Kitty Pryde. See pictures of Kitty Pryde costume history as Sprite, Ariel and Shadowcat.
The Marvel Universe, while being quite progressive to the plight of the Native American, still has a good amount of ridiculous stereotypes that don't belong in any kind of publication.
Dinah Drake or Dinah Laurel Lance wore a variety of different Black Canary Costumes. Learn about and see Black Canary’s costume history over the years.
Selling vintage comic books can be a fun hobby and business, but these items need special care when shipping to preserve their valuable condition. These detailed instructions show you how to package comic books for shipping. Proper packaging will help guarantee happy customers and positive feedback!
Marvel has all kinds of strange beings within its collective universe. With the MCU digging into the mythology, we should talk about the immortals called "The Elders of the Universe".
Maybe the single most notable difference between the trilogy known as The Lord Of The Rings, and the book that sets the background to it, The Hobbit, is that in The Lord Of The Rings there are not much in the way of dwarves, while The Hobbit, is...
While this article is in no way, shape, or form intended for body shaming, there are characters within the Marvel Universe who are morbidly obese. For them, their size defines them.
Analysis of Katniss Everdeen. Katniss Everdeen analysis. Understanding Katniss Eveerdeen. Analysis of Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games Trilogy. Character analysis of Katniss Everdeen.
Just when I thought it was a herculean task to find and comment about five of the lamest Marvel villains, I found something even more difficult - DC Villains. While Marvel has had more than its fair share of lame villains, I really had to check all of my resources to find them.
Characters like the Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Aquaman, and the Flash had simplistic origins that evolved into more sophisticated backstories. In them, we find a new wrinkle in the way their powers work
A book report on V for Vendetta by Alan Moore: A summary and analysis of the five senses, anarchy and fascism.
I think modern sci-fi lags behind classic science fiction in quality. Here's my list of the 10 best science fiction short stories ever. Speculative fiction from the Golden Age of fiction is the best.
The power your character has (or doesn't have) is a key part of your story that needs to be figured out early because it will shape the past, present, and future of your superhero or supervillain.
Ororo Munroe has had a variety of different Storm Costumes. See the Storm costume history as she fights along with the X-Men.
As Spider-Man, Peter Parker’s original red and blue costume is his most recognizable but he has switched up his appearance on more than one occasion. The following are the 10 best Spidey costumes worn by every bodies favorite webslinger.
Comics books are usually great, but sometimes they can be awful. Read more about the worst comic books of all time!
Over the last fifty years, Marvel Comics has amassed some pretty powerful villains - and villains are people you should be worried about. However, the term "villain" and "threat" are not necessarily synonymous. Should you see any of these characters within the plot, you should be a little worried for the hero or team.
Doctor Bruce Banner, bathed in gamma radiation, becomes the gray giant known as the Hulk in this inaugural issue. How does the Hulk's origin follow the path Propp's morphology dictates?
Jubilee has worn different costumes. She her costume changes with the X-Men, Generation X, X-Corps, New Warriors, a vampire and Wolverine’s sidekick.
In the final climax of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the biggest mysteries of magic were explored by Harry and his friends, but one remained ambiguous and obscured.
There weren’t many characters to draw from. I was leery from the start that DC could invent a good Native American character after coming up with embarrassing concepts like ”Pow Wow” Smith.
Stan Lee co-created Spider-Man in 1962 and wrote the first 100 issues of "The Amazing Spider-Man." Steve Ditko helped invent the hero and provided stellar artwork on the first 38 issues of ASM. I'll be pulling out five of the best stories that Lee and Ditko created about the web-slinging superhero.
Helena Wayne and Bertinelli had a variety of different Huntress Costumes. Learn about and see the Huntress costume history over the years.
As I said in Five Marvel Heroes You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, there are the villains that just can’t make it in the bad guy game. Some are just sad excuses of a bad guy that the hero gives a few love taps to or maybe just a firm scolding to get them off the path to the dark side. Some of them just have bad planning or some kind of serious inferiority complex. Some may just have unreliable powers. These guys may only appear in a one shot. The guys I’m talking about are repeat offenders that rea
Some of the most memorable novels fall under the dystopian genre. Find out just what a dystopian fiction is, its history, and some examples.
Diana Prince had a variety of different Wonder Woman costumes. Here is where you can see pictures and read about Wonder Woman costume history.
Spiderman versus Batman. With the release of "The Amazing Spiderman" and "The Dark Knight Rises" in the summer of 2012, let's take a look at the leading characters and examine why Spiderman is better than Batman...
If you hear of a DC character, they will use them despite how obscure. I’ve seen characters make appearances on the animated The Brave and The Bold that made me sit back and remember that some of these characters still had some life. For example, the rarely used character Batman Zur-En-Arrh was recently unearthed in both television and in print. Although the silver age version of the character was essentially “Batman from another planet”, the modern age version is a backup personality that Bruce
Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) was re-branded to 'Legends' and considered non-canon in April 2014. Fifteen of those inconsistencies in the EU/Legends are highlighted in this article.
Spiderman versus Superman. The Amazing Spiderman is out in movie theatres now, and Man of Steel is set to be released in 2013, so let’s take a look at these two superheroes and see why Spiderman is better than Superman...
Carol Danvers has had many different costumes over her career. See her costume history as Ms Marvel, Binary, Warbird and Captain Marvel.
First appearing in 1961, the Fantastic Four graced the pages of their own comic in both human and superhuman ways. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's classic comic book tale is discussed at length here.
Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory had once said, “I couldn’t become Green Lantern unless I was chosen by the Guardians of Oa, but given enough start-up capital and adequate research facility, I could be Batman." In saying that he's exposed a universal truth about comic book heroes. A person with enough drive, ability, intelligence, and resources could, indeed, become a comic book hero in reality.
Jean Grey has had a lot of costumes to go along with her many identities; Phoenix / Marvel Girl and teams; X-Men / X-Factor . Check out her costume history and how her outfits has evolved over the years.
If you’ve ever wanted to be a superhero, now is your chance! Superhero names are fun to come up with, and there is a superhero name for everyone! Take a look at this list of epic names!
Katniss and Peeta. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. Katniss and Peeta love story. Complicated love story. The Hunger Games love story. The Hunger Games romance. Katniss and Peeta relationship.
This is a list of 250 mythical and legendary swords for all your geeking and creative needs. Use them in your video games, RPG campaigns, stories, and artwork, whichever way you see fit!
Despite their simple writing style, many gamebook series contain incredibly rich and detailed worlds. Wouldn’t these creations be great for open-world video games?
Due to the premise of DC’s 52, Earth appears to be the keystone which keeps the DC Multiverse together. So, luckily, we always get a front row seat to the menace du jour. And we speak of menaces and threats to this universe. Some enemies were old favorites and were easy to see. Some required a bit of research and personal recollection and analysis.
This article is an explanation of the Christian imagery in The Chronicles of Narnia. It explores how Aslan is not Jesus Christ, but an Incarnation in a different world.
Wanda Maximoff had a variety of different Scarlet Witch costumes. Here is where you can see pictures and read about the Scarlet Witch costume history.
Power Girl costume history is not as varied as her Supergirl counterpart but Superman’s other cousin has worn a few different costumes over the years.
This top 10 list contains the best Harry Potter fanfics I've ever read. Find good stories to read and tell me about your own favorites.
No one bats a thousand. My point is that for every Spider-man idea there are thirty Speedballs and OMACs littering the landscape. And every once in a while, we see a character that is just plain sad.