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The Oberlin Review

Noah Hawley’s “Legion” Explores Mutant Minds

Christian Bolles, Columnist
March 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

In the second episode of Legion, Fargo creator Noah Hawley’s first attempt at a Marvel television series, the protagonist, David, tells his lover — whom he is forbidden to touch — that they are engaged in “a romance of the mind.” This is as much of a mission statement as the show’s mind-boggli...

Age of Ultron’s Cliffhanger Ending Disappoints

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Avengers, Assemble! Or, you know, don’t. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine about Marvel’s most recent blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron, director Joss Whedon explained his deliberate avoidance of one of the most iconic lines in comic book history at the close of the film: “I made s...

Superhero Franchises Face Rebuilding at Hands of Writers

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

In the world of Marvel Comics, nothing is sacred and nothing is set in stone. Writers tend to kill off characters with years of backstory and an enormous fan base in some appropriately heroic manner, only to resurrect them somewhere down the line with only flimsy, pseudoscientific justifications for...

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