Staff Post - Favorite Comic Book Movies

Staff Post – Favorite Comic Book Movies

The Avengers is the third highest grossing film of all-time. The Dark Knight made a cool billion, and its sequel is about to premiere. Spider Man 3 (despite poor reviews) raked in 900 million, and also has a new entry (albeit a reboot) coming out July 3rd. I figured now was as good a time [...]

Where next for The Avengers?

Where next for The Avengers?

Here at Slacker Heroes, we just loved Joss Whedon’s action-packed Avengers movie. And so did other fans and the public, leading to huge box office sales in the film’s opening week. The success of this opening has given a big boost to Marvel’s image and to the public’s interest in comics in general, as well as proving [...]

Iron Man Disassembled: Breaking Down the Would-Be Hero

Iron Man Disassembled: Breaking Down the Would-Be Hero

To do justice to the heroic concepts I hope to convey, I’m going to use the story of Iron Man (from the movies) to tell another story, about a guy named Bill. Bill is, by his own admission, an unremarkable guy. He works in an office doing boring office stuff. He has friends and the [...]

A Hero's Greatest Ally Is Their Greatest Enemy

A Hero’s Greatest Ally Is Their Greatest Enemy

“Kill you? I don’t want to kill you! Where would I be without you? No, no…you…you complete me.” This is a line of dialogue from The Dark Knight, spoken by The Joker to Batman. On its surface the comment seems superficial and ridiculous, a whimsical, satirical comment on the nature of their relationship from the viewpoint [...]

The Virtues of Villainy

The Virtues of Villainy

Villains. We know them as well as we know the heroes who grapple with them. Darth Vader vs. Luke Skywalker. The Hobgoblin vs. Spider-Man. Clayface vs. Batman. We fear them. We loathe them. But we don’t really hate villains. After all, there are plenty of examples of so-called “bad guys” who crossed over to the [...]

Thoughts on 'The Avengers'

Thoughts on ‘The Avengers’

I don’t know if you are aware, but there is a summer movie coming out that looks of  interest to me. It’s called The Avengers and it’s about these six superheroes who team together to save the world. Okay, I’ll cut it out. EVERYONE’S heard about The Avengers and EVERYONE knows who the cast and [...]

Diversity Series: Luke Cage, Race & Civil Liberties

Diversity Series: Luke Cage, Race & Civil Liberties

Welcome back to the Diversity Series! This week we’ll be taking a look at Luke Cage, member of the Marvel team, The Avengers, and how issues in the Civil War storyline are given more depth through the consideration of race*. Civil War was a Marvel event in which the government decided that every superhero who [...]

The Missing Women of the Avengers Movie

The Missing Women of the Avengers Movie

Next year, The Avengers movie is being released, and I couldn’t be more excited! Bringing together the Marvel heroes Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America, the film will show the Avengers team together for the first time on the big screen. The full character line-up includes Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and the only female lead, [...]