Christ Figure in Marvels Agents of SHIELD

Did Lincoln’s sacrifice in the Agents of SHIELD finale resonate with you? Are you tired of hearing the phrase “Christ figure” used today without any depth or definition? Find out how the AOS writers planted the seed for this character development early and how it culminates the entire season’s themes in my latest analysis below.

Suddenly I understand other people’s deep grieving over the likes of Prince and David Bowie. While I enjoyed the music of both, I didn’t have a deep personal connection to either man’s work. Darwyn Cooke, however, is another matter. His art embodied everything a hero should be and always instilled me with hope.┬áIn honor of a truly great artist and storyteller, I posted a brief analysis on what made his work such a treasure and why he left us too soon.

Batman: The Killing Joke

Before the Bruce Timm production is released to DVD and Blu Ray this July, why not brush up on the major themes and storytelling techniques of the 1988 graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke? Comics and Batman fans everywhere hail this story as one of the greats. But most can say little as to why, other than to mention the pivotal moment of Barbara Gordon’s continuity. “It was just, a really great story, you know?” Don’t be that guy. Brush up on your literary verbiage and be able to articulate part of what makes this work great. Watch the first part of my Killing Joke analysis, and subscribe to the channel so you won’t miss the second part. Then blow your friends’ minds with your insight as you watch the animated film together this summer. No need to thank me. Just like and subscribe!

Civil War Reaction

This post is mainly for my students who still follow the blog. Our semester of exploring American Heroes in literature, comics, and film ended the week before the release of Captain America: Civil War. I’m looking forward to reading many of your thoughts and reactions on the film when you see it. I recorded a brief, spoiler-free reaction in my car as soon as I left the theater. I plan on doing an in depth analysis soon, but until then, enjoying hearing your Professor Geek completely and freshly in awe!