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Top 5: Marvel’s Diverse Superheroes


It may seem that Marvel’s focus on diversity and representation is a recent development, but that’s not entirely true. From its early days, the Marvel Universe has had a diverse cast of characters. Black Panther, Luke Cage, Falcon, Sunspot, Danielle Moonstar, Karma, Storm, Blade, Puma, Daredevil and Rocket Racoon (shouldn’t genetically engineered animals be represented […]

5 Great Video Essayists


YouTube is filled with fascinating, mind blowing video-essays on films and popular culture. But it can be challenging to find these gems in the sea of mediocre content. For great creatives to get noticed, they need to upload regularly, preferably a couple of times a week. Video-makers who do not meet the demands of the […]

Best Spider-Man Comics


The 2017 summer blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming was a real treat. But this cinematic incarnation of Peter Parker is a far cry from the brave but eternally melancholic science nerd-cum-superhero we remember from the comics. In fact, the movie made us want to return to the source. But catching up with over half a century of […]

Autobiographical Comic Book Artists


Most artists –be they writers, painters, film makers or comic book artists– take inspiration from their own experiences. This top 5 deals with comic book artists that have built an entire oeuvre around autobiographical comics – artists whose names are synonymous with the genre. They are a character in their own comics, sharing their every day […]

Halloween Comics


My favorite holiday by far is Halloween. It’s my happy time of the year. I love watching people dress up as vampires, ghouls, witches, and other creatures from the spirit world. For me it is the perfect time to watch horror movies on TV until deep into the night. Or curl up next to the […]

Superhero Movies


We are living in the Marvel Age of Cinema. Every year we’re treated to a couple of superhero films and most of them aren’t half bad. We asked movie & comic geek and author Michael Minneboo to perform the Herculean task of choosing his five favorite superhero movies. To make this an as objective as possible exercise, […]


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