The Vuvalini: What people are missing

I read a really fantastic article about Fury Road that hit a lot of the points I’ve been thinking about, but not heard from others. In particular it does a great job of breaking down the first scene with the wives and explaining how it is a subversion of our expectations for how women are presented in this sort of… » 5/27/15 4:09pm Today 4:09pm

Flash Season 2 premiere speculation

As much as I talk about Marvel (and yeah, I’m a True Believer through and through), I’m actually a huge DC fan too. My top three favorite DC characters are Superman, Green Arrow and the Flash, so naturally I’ve been GLUED to The Flash this TV season. With the way the first season ended, and actor/producer interviews… » 5/27/15 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

What's in Your Wallet? A Guide to U.S. Mint Marks

The United States Mint has been in operation since 1792. In the years since its founding, the Mint has produced coins for the United States. At first, the Mint operated out of its Philadelphia facility. It has since expanded over the years, establishing locations in Denver, San Francisco, Carson City, New Orleans, and… » 5/27/15 1:54pm Today 1:54pm

A History of DC Crossovers: The Silver Age

So last time, we examined the crossovers in the Golden Age between National Comics and All-American Comics before they were merged to create, essentially, DC Comics. (They wouldn’t officially call themselves “DC Comics” until 1977. Before that, they would brand their comics as “A Superman DC Production” or simply “A… » 5/27/15 1:56am Today 1:56am

These Final Hours (2013) Is A Powerful End-of-the-World Film

Audiences across the world never seem the slake their thirst for the apocalypse. Movie after movie after movie are made depicting the end of the world, or nearly on the brink. You’d think given the abundance of world ending tales of woe we (the audience) would become hardened to its tropes, accustomed to the standard… » 5/26/15 8:33pm Yesterday 8:33pm