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A ‘Groot’ second installment: Marvel breaks the cycle with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise

A ‘Groot’ second installment: Marvel breaks the cycle with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Hollywood has a habit of finding a theme, or movie formula, that works and then creates multiple movies based on the same idea with different actors. It’s as if they are repeatedly changing the cover of the same book. One recent formula driving Hollywood is superhero movies. The first installment of ea...

Marvel versus DC: Did Civil War truly crush Dawn of Justice?

AJ Luna,
Contributor

June 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

Superhero movies are cranked out faster than you can watch them. Fox, Warner Bros and Marvel predictably release them every year. On March 25, Warner Bros released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel followed with Captain America: Civil War on May 6. They are both based on popular comic boo...

Alumni blends comics with education

Alumni blends comics with education

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor

June 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Born in Alameda and raised in the South Bay, Gene Yang, a Chinese American writer of graphic novels and comics, had an interest in art at a young age. Some of his most memorable childhood moments include going to the comic book store with his brother and friends. Yang’s interest in art centers on th...

Heroes shouldn’t become cynical

Heroes shouldn’t become cynical

Kern Wallace,
Contributor

May 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer was released April 17, and the movie will hit theatres March 25, 2016. During the trailer, Batman said, “Tell me, do you bleed? You will.” When I heard that line, all I could think was, “Why does Batman sound like a ‘Mortal Kombat’ charac...

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