Horror is an emotion first and a setting later. It’s the only genre that is directly named after an emotion, and that gives horror a universal appeal. It also makes each person’s experience and interpretation personal.
With Marvel’s New ‘Black Widow’ limited series collection (2018), writers Jen and Sylvia Soska continue the proud comic book tradition of using superheroes to challenge readers to take a closer look at our culture.
Spoiler Alert: the following article contains some plot and thematic details (which I think will make you rush out to read the series).
It’s one of the most iconic and legendary comic book images in history. The moment Captain America’s fist connects with the jaw of Adolph Hitler still elicits a raw emotional response. People remember the image, but very few realize that Hitler was a threat long before Captain America existed. In fact, Captain America was created because of Hitler.
Nothing marks the end of an era more potently than when the icons of that era pass away.
The cold reality is that when horror icons pass away, they rarely get memorialized in mainstream arenas.
So, I wanted to give an “Irish Wake”, a happy send-off for several of the people who passed away over the last few years. The people who gave horror fans their First Kiss. Continue reading “Episode 085- Last Kiss”