Weekly Recommendation: Astonishing X-Men

X-Men films generally miss the mark on what makes the X-Men such a compelling superhero team. As mutants, people who are hated and feared for being different, the X-Men each represent a sense of alienation in society. Many minority groups can relate to this idea of marginalization, from religious affiliations to sexual orientations. The X-MenContinue reading “Weekly Recommendation: Astonishing X-Men”

Weekly Recommendation: the Amazing Spider-Man: Coming Home

It’s no secret that Spider-Man is my favorite comic book hero. Much of this appeal comes from the relatable nature of the character. Peter Parker is just an ordinary kid who happens to attain these amazing powers, demonstrating how Spider-Man could really be anyone. As far as heroes go, Spider-Man is the perpetual underdog: he’sContinue reading “Weekly Recommendation: the Amazing Spider-Man: Coming Home”

Introduction: Why I Love Comics

For anyone reading this, welcome to the Comic Book Column! In future entries, I will be discussing several storylines and famous comic books. In this entry, however, I want to illuminate my own background in the subject matter, along with why I write about comics. Growing up, I was enamored with anything science-fiction related: TeenageContinue reading “Introduction: Why I Love Comics”