Yeah, I’m just going to write about the Eagles and football, and that’s it. You’ll just have to deal with it!
I see it more and more often these days: People complaining about politics in a creator’s stories. Usually, they’re offended because the creator’s politics don’t align with their own, but sometimes, they’re offended because there’s politics in there at all. It’s a dumb argument, because politics have always been a part of superhero comics.
Once in a while, the studio machine gets it right, and what was supposed to be a typical genre picture hits all the right notes and becomes a timeless classic that transcends genre. The audience, or at least a segment of the audience, responds on a visceral level to the film, and it becomes a landmark in their lives. I believe Black Panther is one such film.
There’s an episode of the show Grimm that makes an interesting launching point to clear up a few misconceptions about Christianity.
Before comics were even a thing, Germany’s Dr. Mabuse became a legacy supervillain. Norbert Jacques created Dr. Mabuse (pronounced like “a boozer,” not “abuse”) Weimar Germany’s master criminal, in …