Author Archives: Tomas

About Tomas

Catholic. Texan. Philistine. Teacher.

Comic Short Review (2/28)

Getting a weekly sub list at the Local Comic Shop, I’m hoping to do some short reviews. These are less about “I recommend you buy these” and more my own sketchy attempts to figure out what works and doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Kennedy’s retirement

Commentary on the Catholic side of my title. The retirement of Kennedy is an oddly subdued yet momentous moment. Everyone’s looking at what’s to come, but of greatest import is looking at what may be lost – the rank nihilism … Continue reading

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Kings and Superheroes

I’m kind of obsessed with royal superheroes. My favorite characters in Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers run were hands down T’Challa (Black Panther), Namor (Sub-Mariner), and Blackagar Boltagon (Black Bolt). Each are the monarchs of Wakanda, Atlantis, and the Inhumans respectively. A … Continue reading

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Nostalgia and Power Rangers

Among my recent favorite comic book reads has been Boom Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Kyle Higgins (and Ryan Parrott in Go Go Power Rangers) have done a feat of magic in taking the absurd premise and campy aesthetic of … Continue reading

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Comments on… Rick Remender’s Captain America

So my superhero love is not limited to film. I’ve spoken before about my rather sporadic history with comic books. I read a few when I was younger, got really into them in college, and am returning to the medium … Continue reading

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Comments on… Incredibles 2

The Incredibles is one of my all time favorite films. An open embrace of Silver Age superheroics perfectly interweaving family drama with worldwide threats. The animation is great with an art style that helps it be enjoyable even lacking today’s … Continue reading

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Comments on… Avengers: Infinity War

Comments on… Avengers: Infinity War The blockbuster of the decade (until, hopefully, it’s uncrowned next year), Avengers: Infinity War has had mostly positive reviews and I can only add to them. Much of the commentary has been about Thanos as … Continue reading

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