Monthly Archives: January 2011

Green Hornet Movie Review

Ever since it was announced that Kevin Smith was to write and direct the Green Hornet movie, I had vowed to keep up with this film. I can remember seeing Smith speak at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Favorite Things Inspired by Western Movies

Trends in pop culture come in waves. The vampire wave seems to be finally receding while the zombie wave feels as if it will always persist. Before that, there was a trend in the mid to late 90’s for every … Continue reading

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Guest Column – The Oprahverse

Oh sweet glorious day! The great Chad Woody (artist behind the lovely Popgun Chaos banner you see above) has written a beautiful and touching piece on Oprah. I hope you enjoy it because if you don’t, I’ll come after you. … Continue reading

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Guest Column: The Monsters of Capitalism: an Ideological Critique of the Horror Remake pt 1

Today’s guest column is written by fellow graduate assistant, Derrick King. Derrick is a quiet and unassuming chap, but his writing is absolutely phenomenal. This paper is relatively long, so I am going to break it up into three parts. … Continue reading

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The Lack of Marvel Lineage

The DC versus Marvel argument is one that cannot have a winner (even after the DC vs. Marvel mini-series in which no one won, not even the fans) because ultimately, the decision to choose one company over another is due … Continue reading

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Hanging out with Jason Aaron

I was working at a comic book store back when Jason Aaron’s very first comic book The Other Side was released. Every month on the day of its release, an older guy that we called “Army Tim” would come in … Continue reading

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Top 5 Favorite Western Movies

It crept up on me without me ever quite realizing it until it was too late. One day, I suddenly realized; I love westerns. I never planned for it, but there it is and I’m not ashamed. Today, I’d like … Continue reading

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The Magic behind Batman Inc.

When Grant Morrison announced his next major arc within the Batman universe, readers were confused as to why Morrison would have Batman create a corporation of crime fighters. I knew about Batman Inc. for awhile, but the comments on the … Continue reading

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Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide

I’m feeling really accomplished right now. I’ve turned in my very first book and I’m quite proud of everyone involved in the process. All of the essayists were absolutely fantastic, but it wasn’t until I saw Ean Moody’s cover that … Continue reading

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Ehrgeiz – weird to pronounce and weird to play

Back before Squaresoft believed in quality control for their games, they had a series of strange releases, but none of the games released during this time were as bizarre as Ehrgeiz. ¬†At first glance, it may seem like a bland … Continue reading

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