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wonder-woman-gal-gadotWhat’s Really at Stake with Wonder Woman

I was born in 1976, a bicentennial baby as my mother used to say. One of my first clear memories is of going to see Star Wars in the theatre. For television, we only had… [more]

wonder-woman-pilotWonder Woman ‘11: Ill-conceived

There is nothing more frustrating than a squandered opportunity. In 2011, as the Smallville series was reaching its finale, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment attempted to capitalise on the interest in its superhero brands… [more]

WW scott artWonder Woman: The Promise of Hope

Superheroes are often symbolic representations of any number of emotional, psychological, or behavioral traits. In them, we see highly exaggerated and stylized versions of ourselves. Taking an oath to wage a lifetime war on crime,… [more]

Wonder Woman 197An Amazon and a Crime Writer Walk into a Wardobe: The Retconned Legacy of Dorothy Woolfolk

Last December, the UN decision to strip Wonder Woman of her role as Ambassador to Women and Girls felt a bit like the universe had been retconned. Again.  It was ugly timing after the U.S.… [more]

ww-tv-multiverse001Reflections in a Mirror: Wonder Woman’s Multiverse

Wonder Woman was the first to travel in the Multiverse. While The Flash is often credited with the first stories that not only gave birth to the Silver Age of comics, but opened up the… [more]

Wonder Woman movie teaser posterIt’s Wonder Woman Week at Sequart!

Coinciding with this week’s release of Wonder Woman, the character’s first theatrical motion picture in her long history, Sequart is celebrating Wonder Woman Week! All this week, we’ll be running content focusing on Wonder Woman.… [more]

The Tales of Beedle the BardFairy Stories for a Wizarding World: J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard

A little while ago, I got into a rant about Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume Three: Century, or more specifically its final chapter beat “2009.” I understand the creative… [more]

better-call-saul-expenses-photo003-1495231234563_1280wBetter Call Saul Season 3, Episode 7 – Plans and Schemes

Hector Salamanca is the anti-Gustavo. Crude, boorish, selfish, egotistical and demanding of the lowest kind of personal loyalty, he’s the Trump of Mexican gangsters. One would like to think that people like that can only… [more]

BCS306JimmyBetter Call Saul Season 3, Episode 6: Saul

New realities hit Jimmy McGill hard in “Off Brand”, the sixth episode of this season of Better Call Saul. After the previous episode’s explosive climax, which saw Chuck McGill finally “outed” as deeply mentally ill… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #65: The Allred Family Tree

The highs and lows of media adaptation are explored as we face future TV adaptations of Judge Dredd and Wayward, plus a Hellboy movie reboot by some guys Tom’s rather excited about. In the wild… [more]

Gaiman DD PicNeil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously Now Available on STARZ On Demand

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously is now available to watch on STARZ On Demand. (Once you’ve gotten your fill of STARZ’s American Gods, watch the documentary… [more]

Night Witches - no time for NazisUntil the End of the World – A Guide to Garth Ennis’s Comics: Battlefields: The Night Witches

The war story is one of the most convenient nationally defining narratives because it relies on an immediate opposition between nations: Nation A sends its soldiers to destroy those of Nation B, with the success… [more]

Providence Hali’s Booke of the Wisdom of the Stars 2Mythic World Rewriting: Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows’ Providence

“All countries and all cultures, in the first few centuries that follow their inception, seem to naturally produce their individual supernatural mythologies and webs of folkloric belief. This much we can deduce by looking at… [more]

Samurai Jack Vs. Aku 2Samurai Jack: Can He Go Back?

It’s always a challenge writing about a series in progress, especially when you know that by the time your article comes out, it may already be a fairly moot point or some development occurs that… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #64: The Dangers of Chris Inflation

The Eisner Awards (A.K.A. Brian K. Vaughan’s shelf holders) season is upon us, as well as a new Marvel movie, the first trailer for The Defenders, a TV show being cancelled with no one noticing,… [more]

bcs_305_ms_1118_0050-rtBetter Call Saul Season 3, Episode 5: Hermanos

The reference is so obvious that it must be an influence, but it’s worth mentioning: this week’s Better Call Saul (“Chicanery”) borrows heavily from another text about feuding brothers, namely The Godfather, Part II. In… [more]

colossal_01_webColossal: A Strikingly Original and Fresh Film

(This review is spoiler-free.) Colossal is not a perfect film, and it won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it has several very important virtues that allow it to stand apart from most of the film… [more]

better-call-saul-season-3-sabrositoBetter Call Saul Season 3, Episode 4: Damaged or Destroyed?

Those of us who were (and are) rabid fans of Breaking Bad will no doubt enjoy the latest Better Call Saul, “Sabrosito”, even more than usual. Just about half this instalment is essentially an episode… [more]

Agents of HYDRAThe Framework in Agents of HYDRA

Where do we even begin? This is yet another article that I hadn’t been planning. Well, I’m sorry: that is just an alternative fact. You see, I had been thinking of writing about this arc… [more]

League CenturyWhere’s Our Moon Over Soho in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Part 2

In Part I of “Where’s Our Moon Over Soho in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” I talked about The League and three major characters in its story line and some… [more]

The League of Extraordinary GentlemenWhere’s Our Moon Over Soho in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Part 1

I’m not really sure how to start this one. I feel like I might be writing about this subject a few years too late, but it’s taken just as long to get to the point… [more]

better-call-saul-sunk-costs-photo004-1492804729125_1280wBetter Call Saul Season 3, Episode 3: Sunk Costs

The latest episode of Better Call Saul is the closest the series has come yet to feeling like Breaking Bad. The cold, meditative opening that’s paid off at the end, the long sequences set in… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #63: Khatz in the Khradle

In which Shawn learns that Marvel’s definitions of “ongoing” and “miniseries” are more interchangeable than they should be; a Warren Ellis Plot Generator would inevitably become sentient and attack the United Nations while chain-smoking; Meredith… [more]

MatrixI’m Afraid I Must Apologize: The Matrix Rebooted

There has been talk about a reboot of The Matrix. In 1999, I didn’t really know what that was. The Matrix was created by the Wachowski sisters that took me a while to see. All… [more]

better-call-saul-giancarlo-esposito-gus-fring-1600x600 copyBetter Call Saul Season 3, Episode 2: Witnesses

The title of this episode of Better Call Saul is “Witness”, which is very fitting, since this episode in particular is about the act of watching and being watched. This is rich material, cinematically speaking… [more]