Fandom: Superhumans

Mutants, cyborgs, metahumans and more. The range of superhuman and heroic fiction, from Olympians, space marines, and mystical benders to capes and tights.

  • Slayers and Horrors of HD Remastering

    Slayers and Horrors of HD Remastering

    Welcome back to our in-depth look at the evolution and development of graphics in digital media. Today we’ll be examining the television effects of the late ’90s, as exemplified by the series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Angel, its later spin off series. We’re also going to touch on the absolute mishandling of the remaster…

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  • 8-Bit Pizza, No Anchovies

    8-Bit Pizza, No Anchovies

    Welcome back to our in-depth look at the evolution and development of graphics in media over time. Today we’ll be examining the motivations and consequences of down-scaling of arcade classics for home console ports, specifically regarding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

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  • Crashing Into the Uncanny Valley

    Crashing Into the Uncanny Valley

    Welcome back to our in-depth look at the evolution of graphics in media. Today we’ll be examining the computer graphics from such films as The Mummy Returns, Wolverine Origins, and X3: The Last Stand, and how they stack up to other films of the same era.

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  • Remasters, Recuts and Redubs
  • Franchise Feature: Children of the Atom (X-Men)
  • Franchise Feature: Gotham’s Dark Knight
  • Backlash on the Recast

    Backlash on the Recast

    In an industry where whitewashing is common, casting minority actors in movies based on comics often results in ferocious backlash. What causes this reaction and what does it reveal about fans?

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  • Out of the Shadows

    Out of the Shadows

    Although LGBTQIA+ representation in comics continues to be lacking, there are some great examples of queer superheroes. What makes these examples so important, and what could better representation accomplish?

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  • Bury Your Gays

    Bury Your Gays

    Many forms of media play into specific troupes. One such troupe is the killing off of LGBTQIA+ characters more quickly than others. When viewers see relatable characters fall to the axe much quicker than others, it seems that their lives are not as important and their stories are only used for emotional plot development. Queer…

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  • Movies, Comics, and the New Weird