The Cliffs of Insanity: Forgotten Creators and Superhero Themes

What does freedom mean? The Winter Soldier delves into some heavy themes for a superhero movie.

The Cliffs of Insanity: NickMom Geeks Out

This week's adventures climbing the cliffs of insanity include my guest-appearance on NickMom's Take Me To Your Mother Show, and a few musings on Hollywood and geekdom, especially on that apparently elusive unicorn, ...

The Cliffs of Insanity: Superheroes On Television Still Need Work

There's a double standard involving men being raped and last week's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. played right into it. Thoughts on this as well as the other superhero shows on TV.

The Cliffs of Insanity: Honor the Past & Press Play, Not Pause

Let's remember those that provided the imagination and the stories on which the framework of the current day success is built and let's also remember that the framework will be stronger if it includes everyone, on ...

The Cliffs of Insanity: Black Widow’s Changing Shape

So, hey, maybe that Black Widow promotional poster isn't so bad? In context, yes, it really is that bad.

The Cliffs of Insanity: Women, Television, & Rape

Absolute story fail, Downton Abbey.

The Cliffs of Insanity: Read These, Feel Better

The column's first annual: "I Would Totally Read This While Sitting With a Relative in the Hospital Awards."

The Cliffs of Insanity: Wonder Woman and the Bechdel Test

A comic that co-stars Wonder Woman doesn't pass the Bechdel test and it's emblematic of a larger problem.

The Cliffs of Insanity: Will Things Change for Women in Comics?

Once again we're talking about women in comics. Why? Because I'll keep talking about it until things actually change. In personal news, my family went to New York City to tape a segment for the Nickelodeon show, ...

The Cliffs of Insanity: Lois Lane and Comic Culture

Lois Lane's 75th anniversary book reflects the ambivalent attitude about women in comics over the past century.