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the mcu movies: ranked

Now that Avengers: Endgame has closed the first cycle of the MCU, all over the internet reviewers, columnists, bloggers and other people equipped with keyboards, opinions and either assignments or spare time, are ranking the 22 films in the series.  … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: avengers: endgame

It’s been a week today since Avengers: Endgame opened, to (to no one’s surprise) epic box office numbers in the GNP-of-a-small-nation class.  If you are an MCU fan, I can safely assume you have either already seen it or are … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: captain marvel

Circumstances beyond our control have curtailed our moviegoing for a while, so it was almost the end of March before our first visit to the old Cinemark this year.  Luckily the latest MCU outing, Captain Marvel, did not disappoint.  It … Continue reading

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movie time (not at the cinemark): thor: ragnarok

Went to see Thor: Ragnarok, the latest outing in the seemingly endless series we call the Marvel Cinematic Universe, last Friday at a theater that was not the Cinemark.  (This reminded me why I prefer to see my movies at … Continue reading

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drawing of the day color special: iowa’s mary marvel twin set

It’s no secret that Iowa Ginsberg’s character design is based in part on Fawcett’s immortal Mary Marvel. (All of Kekionga is strongly informed by Fawcett’s Captain Marvel Universe of the 1940s and 50s, but that’s a bigger story.)  Anyway, Iowa … Continue reading

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drawings of jack, inspired by c.c. beck

This is directly relevant to the Big Fourth of July Weekend Event …  a gallery of drawings of Jack Swann/ aka Foursquare, which show his artistic descent from C.C Beck’s Captain Marvel.  The “elevator pitch” for his character design is … Continue reading

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cc beck and captain marvel

The major artistic inspiration for Kekionga is the original Fawcett Captain Marvel, and especially the work of C.C. Beck.  So why not spend the weekend with a couple of beautiful Beck drawings of the big Red Cheese, both of which … Continue reading

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at the movies: doctor strange

One foot in front of the other.  Today I decided to try that traditional refuge of modern Americans in times of trouble (popular since the Great Depression): a couple of hours in a darkened cinema, watching a big, colorful blockbuster … Continue reading

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airplane cartoons from the air force museum (anthropomorphic division)

Anthropomorphic aircraft doing what the do best: attacking goofy enemy missiles with their mighty talons and … eating people’s lunches? That’s what happens when you paint a fighter with the classic “shark mouth” nose art. Weird stuff from the Air … Continue reading

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special guest appearance!

Well, it’s really more of a photo op, but whatever you want to call it, but please give a big blog welcome to Captain Marvel Junior and Mary Marvel! “That’s some classic 50s cosplay” Seriously, the traditional  Big Red Cheese … Continue reading

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