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Irregular’s Intel – Patriotic Themed Heroes

When I was a kid, it was no big deal to see Captain America anywhere. He wore a version of the Stars and Stripes on his uniform (remember, it was issued to him by the military, so… uniform). He represented the United States, so that was ok. But when I saw Captain Britain, Sunfire or Guardian it threw me for a loop! You see, each of characters wear versions of the British flag, Imperial Japan flag and Canadian flag, respectively. But it did teach me a valuable lesson: every nation can and should have their own “national hero”.  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Patriotic Themed Heroes

Irregular’s Intel – Going Dark

For the last several year there has been a trend in comics. This is a trope that is so old that soap operas and professional wrestling were almost founded upon this. It’s when the hero, or protagonist, goes dark. We’ve all seen it before. We all remember the classic episode of Star Trek where everyone ran into their evil self (usually in a goatee). Or in Knight Rider when Michael meets an evil adopted brother (who still looked like him), Garth. I can fully explain how and why this makes sense, just not here. Message me and we’ll talk! Or, the episode of South Park where the kids run into their evil selves (all in goatees)!  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Going Dark

Miss Dawn’s Musings – A Good Start

Whether in comics or on television or at the movies, a well-told origin story is a satisfying experience. You get the background of the character, their strengths and faults and how they came to be. And when it comes to heroes and villains, you get at least some of the motivations that drive them in whatever quest they may be on.  Continue reading Miss Dawn’s Musings – A Good Start

Irregular’s Intel – Purposeful Geekness

This is a subject that has been on my mind a lot, lately. A couple of weeks ago there was a story about a young attorney who ran for city council and won and took his oath while holding a replica of Captain America’s shield. Also, that same week, an acquaintance wrote a blog about what his fandoms meant for him, especially in the current environment. A mix of all of that had been stewing in my head for the longest time… then Geek Watch One turned two and I became reflective.  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Purposeful Geekness

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Patriotic Heroes

Blog-MDMThis weekend was bookended by two national holidays: Canada Day and US Independence Day. (I’m Canadian and American, so I celebrate both.) There are some similarities in both the reasons behind the holidays and how they are celebrated. But I’m not going to get into history and what not (you can look that up if you really want to know). I want to talk about national superheroes. Continue reading Miss Dawn’s Musings – Patriotic Heroes