The Remarkable Ms. Marvel

WARNING: Massive spoilers for Ms. Marvel ahead!

I cannot praise the new Ms. Marvel TV series enough! As a fan of the comics and also of the animated version of Kamala in the gone-too-soon Marvel Rising, I looked forward to this edition with great interest. I became a bit skeptical when I heard that Marvel Studios was making changes to her origin story. But those doubts have faded, because there are so many aspects of the show that are truly delightful! Here’s a partial list:

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The Wheel of Time: Two Things That Will Keep Me Watching

Fantasy stories are one of my favorite genres, and I’ve experienced them in print (J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion is my favorite), online (I use Naver’s Webtoon app almost as often as I use Google Maps), and on film (I’ve seen The Lord of the Rings  trilogy around 12 times, which translates into about four-and-a-half days out of my total existence). When I was young, I also got to know them through role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, which draw heavily from fantasy literature.

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The CW’s “Kung Fu” Powerfully Addresses Sexual Assault

SPOILER ALERT: Major spoilers for the fourth episode of Kung Fu (the CW version) lie beyond the period at the end of this sentence.

TW: Gender-based violence.

We interrupt the grading of junior high math tests (60 down, 40 to go) to share some reflections on a remarkable scene at the end of “Hand,” the fourth episode in the new Kung Fu series.

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