The Dispatch

Souls, machines, and Bloodshot

March 13, 2020 Titus Techera 0

Vin Diesel is trying to start yet another action franchise with Bloodshot—a superhero created neither by Marvel nor D.C., but by another remarkably successful publisher, Valiant. An entire comic book universe would follow on the […]

Film & Music

The End of History in “Avengers: Endgame”

April 26, 2019 Titus Techera 4

Leading up to Avengers: Endgame, Marvel movies were fairly bad at characterization. A few villains were sophisticated characters you could understand—above all Thanos, who is tragic—but not so the beloved heroes. This tendency to create […]