“You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun, Kal. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.” -Jor-El

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Part 1: The Collective/Unity

It is said since years past, people in crises have always dreamt of a messiah to save them. In history books, through scriptures — faith or not — it makes sense. Humanity always had the capacity for immeasurable hope, we’ve just grown cynical over the centuries. We’ve stopped believing in the possibility of a single savior, a…

Darkseid is.

Darkseid’s first live-action appearance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Art is essentially a representation of reality. An artist sees reality, then perceives it with their own interpretation, putting them on paper or screen. This work is then reality seen through a person’s eyes, a point of view. But the final stroke is not done until people besides the artist experiences the art; with that, a prismatic effect transpires, with a singular point of view branching out to multitudes, as each and every one puts different meaning to the intended art. And all of it is true, so art is real, just not reality.

In comics, specifically superhero…

“I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding.” — Bane, The Dark Knight Rises

Art by Tim Sale from Batman Rebirth (2016)

A character in a comic book can be as shallow or as deep as the writer wants it to be. But it’s all in the readers’ hands to interpret the details, to see the depth. Here, I’m going to focus on a single character that in my opinion often gets overlooked, overshadowed even, by more popular villains like The Joker. …

As above so below, they say. And so as it is on the flat plane of paper, it is on the flat silver screen.

The new Disney+ show WandaVision welcomes its viewers with an innovative new world of comic book storytelling: introducing meta-fiction by showing that the show the viewers watch is a literal show that other characters are watching. But to us loyal comic book readers, this trope is nothing but familiar, only previously expressed on a different 2-dimensional medium.

The same thing can be said more aptly for The Watchmen HBO show of 2019, representing a hybrid of…

Superhero stories are sweated out at the imagined lowest levels of our culture, but like that shard off a hologram, they contain at their hearts all the dreams and fears of generations in vivid miniature.”- Grant Morrison, Supergods.

Superhero comics have been around for decades. Since Superman popularized the term “superhero”, appearing in the pages of Action Comics in 1938, debatably, the world changed. Without the brilliant idea of two arguably underpaid writers, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who knows what the world, especially the entertainment industry, would have become today. Yet despite their popularity and undeniable presence in the…

Fictional Animal

Chronic dreamer. Self proclaimed poet, writer, and artist. Lover of film, fiction, and comics.

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