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Why Is A White Guy So Excited About Black Panther?

I saw Black Panther on Thursday night.

Two thumbs up! Wakanda all the way! Is T’Challa the greatest monarch to join the Avengers? Yup! (Sorry, Thor!) I loved the movie as a solid representative of the superhero movie genre.

And from a diversity and inclusion perspective, I loved it. Why should a white guy be so excited for this rich African hero?

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Yes, I’ll Have The Crow, Please

Back in January I served up a steaming hot helping of Fan Theory related to the Marvel Living Universe. (MLU? It’s my term and a better one than “Marvel Cinematic Universe”. I mentioned it here.) Minor spoilers ahead for The Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Still with me? Excellent! Let’s get our geek on!

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Let’s Talk About Spoilers (Spoiler-Free… mostly)

Recently, a couple of friends and I got together for some socializing. The centerpiece of the evening was a showing of Se7en. To the amazement of C and myself, J had previously announced that he had never seen the movie- which is just a couple of years away from being able to order its first beer- and had no idea WHAT’S IN THE BOX!!!

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…I Had a Vision, and There Before Me Was a Man Made of Red…

Holy cow! I just watched Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s episode “The Magical Place” (season 1, episode 11; air date January 7, 2014)- and I need to talk about this! If you’ve already seen the episode, read on. If not, go watch it and come back. Seriously- don’t let me ruin anything for you. We’ll wait…

OK- you’ve been warned- SPOILERS and some geekdom ahead…

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Honey- I Shrunk the Superhero!

Hot off the presses! News sources reported yesterday that Paul Rudd is the star of one of the movies in the Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Who does Brian Fantana’s alter ego portray? Wait for it… wait for it…

Ant-Man!

Wait- where’s everyone going? Come back…

Just like Marvel’s announcement of the title (and villain) for the Avengers sequel, I’d assume that many non-geeks are saying- huh? There’s really a superhero called Ant-Man? Yes, Virginia, Ant-Man is real. Pull up a seat- let’s talk.

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