On the Relation of Metafiction to Metaphysics in Sequential Art
On the competing ideologies of Killmonger and Wakanda in Black Panther and their ultimate synthesis in T’Challa
Regular readers will have noted that the Hub City Review had gone relatively dark in 2018. I’m finally ready to reveal the reason for this long silence. I’ve said from the start of this site that its primary purpose was as a portfolio; I always wanted to move onto bigger and better opportunities in the…
Here’s the link to my first video that I wrote for Wisecrack exploring narrative empathy in the the Black Mirror Season 4 finale, Black Museum: Wisecrack QuickTake: Black Mirror: What’s the Point
“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.”
Snyder sees the thin divide between awe and awful, between textual and metatextual. Then he burns dow that divide to ashes.
Future generations will cite Episode VIII as “the spark that ignites the fires” of their imaginations.
Klaus is Christmas’ Superman, replete with red cape, an indefatigable product of the greatest imagination of our generation, a perfectly designed emblem of highest selves.