Nostalgia: How Two Movies Changed My Mind On Superman

At New York Comic Con 2018, I was in a panel getting a sneak preview of The Reign of the Supermen, so I was pretty stoked to see the movie before it dropped on DVD.  As a fan of DC cartoons and comic book history, I knew that Superman died, but is then brought back to life due to shenanigans. If I had not seen The Death of Superman I would have been completely lost during The Reign of the Supermen had I watched it without prior context.  It was a cool experience to see these films as a person who had never been too much into Superman and because I saw them in unison, my view of Superman forever changed…

The Most Progressive Convention...ECCC!!!

Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington was such a breath of fresh air away from the east coast cons. This con, unlike many others was very accepting as an amalgamation of different genders, sexualities, races, and open expression was able to reveal themselves in cosplay, art and panel discussions....

Why I love Dragon Age!!!

Whenever I talk about video games to my friends I always find myself gravitating to Dragon Age; whether it’s comparing the plot, game mechanics, or how the in-game-lore caters to a diverse audience. Amazing and dynamic, Dragon Age has become the new standard for what I look for in games.  With multiple-choice variations, you can even create detailed characters which resemble different diversities. Here, dark skinned characters have a chance to shine.  Furthermore, Dragon Age doesn’t discriminate; even when it comes to multiple romance options catering to many different sexualities!

Aquaman; DC Proves They Can Do Better!!!

From the trailers I saw and how cool the character has been portrayed over the last few years, I was pretty excited to see this movie. I had to rant about how cool Aquaman is because it’s the truth, and the movie does reflect this awesome new Aquaman for a wider audience. A great end for 2018’s DC Extended Universe.

Miles Morales: #Spiderverse Epicness!!!

I remember when Miles Morales was first introduced in 2011.  Obama was re-elected for a second term, and Spider-Man was black!  Looking back, it seems crazy that we thought both of those things were impossible.  People lost their minds at the idea that the mantle of Spider-Man would not be Peter Parker and instead given to an Afro-Latino youth from Brooklyn….

How a Pop Culture Convention Became My Personal Holiday

New York Comic Con has gone through some changes since I’ve been going such as an increase in security, increased ticket prices, as well as a more stringent process to buy tickets.  However it still remains the same nerdy convention I have loved to go since I was thirteen. It wasn’t long after that it would be a given that I would go to New York Comic Con.  It had become my own little holiday and I couldn’t wait to celebrate it.       

Infinity Wars: Twice in One Day!!!

Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok have knocked it out the park with story, character development, action, and comedy.  Thor: Ragnarok brought new life to Thor on the big screen, and Black Panther has shown Hollywood an all-black cast can break records at the box office.  Infinity War has done something unique that only Marvel has pulled off successfully.  It made me see a movie twice in one day!!!

Black Panther Review: No Spoiler Edition

For many people, Captain America: Civil War was their first look at T’Challa, aka the Black Panther and the ultra futuristic, secret country of Wakanda. In the movie Black Panther, the hype train was real when we were able to see Black Panther, Wakanda and the celebration of both Afro-Futurism and the research and dedication done to make this movie one of the best MCU movies since Iron Man.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Live Action Movie Review

One of the highlights of the convention was going to see the live action Fullmetal Alchemist (FMA) movie.  Director Fumihiko Sori and his team did an amazing job bringing the world of FMA to life. I was nervous at first when I heard there was a live action adaptation, but after the screening, my fears were unfounded and I enjoyed every minute.