Black Snow: Gremlins (1984)

In Black Snow, the Deadshirt crew takes a look at some darker entries in the yuletide cinematic canon.  Like much of what we’re covering this month in Black Snow, Gremlins is a movie at cross purposes, skewering traditional and conventional expectations of holiday fare while Read More …

Kirby Fights for Earth! An Ode to The King on His Birthday

Jack Kirby would have been ninety-seven today. I’m positive you won’t be able to swing an uplifted mutant man-cat in any comic-friendly corner of the internet without hitting a dozen articles detailing the history of Cap or the Fantastic Four or any of a newsboy legion’s Read More …

I Want My Dadverine Back: An Open Letter to the Screenwriter of the Inevitable Next Wolverine Flick

He’s hairy, he’s mad, he’s got knives coming out of his hands, we know this guy. There’s a new Wolverine movie in theaters this summer (Hugh Jackman’s sixth time popping the claws, with a seventh currently in production) and if nothing else, it’s pretty damned Read More …