Where’s The Alcohol?: Revisiting Tony Stark’s Glossed Over Alcoholism
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Where’s The Alcohol?: Revisiting Tony Stark’s Glossed Over Alcoholism

***Originally published on Moviepilot*** It has been over fifty years since Marvel’s inception. Since that fateful day in 1961, Marvel has established itself as the edgier publication, especially in comparison to its main rival, DC. While “edgier” invokes a certain feel—i.e. doing random runs just to be provocative—it is much more than that. Marvel’s edginess … Continue reading

Marvelous Women: Why The Black Widow Does Not Meet Your Gender Quota
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Marvelous Women: Why The Black Widow Does Not Meet Your Gender Quota

I call it the Athena Complex: when a woman outdoes the boys at their own game using impartial wisdom, logic and knowledge. Ideally, she is untouchable, whether physically or psychologically or both. She wins by play. Black Widow is our 21st Century Athena in the Marvel pantheon until Age of Ultron. (Unfortunately, we’ll probably have … Continue reading