This low-budget underdog manages to keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense better than any of the previously mentioned blockbusters could ever hope to do.
In his spare time, Mkize gave birth to Kwezi, one of South Africa's first comic book superheroes, all with the idea of retaining control of his vision and art to tell uniquely African stories. EBONY.com caught up with him on the eve of the recent FNB Joburg Art Fair.
The conception of superhero fandom is wholly mischaracterized and is borne of a misunderstanding of the values that these superheroes aspire towards, embody, and try to inculcate into the value system of its readers.
The Fantastic Four are not mutants because Marvel has not designated them as such. They have the title of mutates; beings transformed by an outside influence manipulating their genetic structure for a beneficial effect.
The DC Cinematic Universe is beginning to take shape. While it's still in its infancy there are already stark differences between the DC movies and what we see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the differences are positive, but they are also more risky.
As a girl who loves a good superhero film, I wish more than anything that I had more female characters to look up to. Not women that are sexy and flexible, and are the love interests, but women who are strong, brave and just as tough as the male superheroes.
Start by giving your divorce superhero a name: Resilient Rita or Strong Sam will do. Then, when you're tempted to crumble into a pint of Ben and Jerrys, or send that scathing email to your in-laws, or tell your ex you never, ever loved him/her, ask what your superhero would do.
When I finally stopped hiding and started living as a woman, I also "became the impossible," a kind of person my family, my students, my Orthodox Jewish university didn't think could exist.
What is it about superheroes that make our husbands, or significant others want to secretly be these characters? Why do they dream about a meteor falling from the sky, causing intergalactic gel to ooze into the water system, thus giving them secret powers that they can use to fight crime?
He got really upset and collapsed on the stairs while climbing our way to bed. Tears. Big, huge, heart-broken tears, fell. His crying tapered off with an eventual, barely understandable muttering of, "yours is the GIRL Spider-Man," followed by "I don't want to be beautiful." WTF?
How am I going to do this? It is a question I have asked myself plenty of times since my separation and divorce. Once there were two of us who could tackle a problem. Now there is only me.
This isn't the first time I heard that complaint about the Vision appearing to be weaker than he is in the comics. I had to think about it and realized he isn't so much weaker as different than he is in the comics.
Who is Wonder Woman? What is Wonder Woman's relationship with the history and, more excitingly, the future of feminism, particularly in a moment when women are both exhausted and excited by the desire to gracefully have and do "it all," superhero-style?
I don't view motherhood as a tidy symbol of false humility. I'm not "saving" my daughter. I can't. She will need to know how, and I will need to teach her. I don't need to be anybody's hero. That is damaging and dangerous.
It is so profoundly difficult to move forward after our superhero dies, but it is possible to live life again. You'll always have a hole in your heart from your loss, but you'll make it -- you'll even be happy again.
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