There doesn't have to be a main Spider-Man. If they do this right, then Peter Parker will finally get to grow up, get married, and be a big time hero like the other Avengers, not dealing with the street level, teenage outsider stuff anymore. Miles would simply take on the classic Spider-Man drama. » 1/23/15 3:45am Friday 3:45am

The problem with that is the character isn't Captain America. The character is Steve Rodgers, who happens to be Captain America. You can give the shield to Sam Wilson, but he's always going to be Sam Wilson using Steve's shield. That's not a bad thing, because Sam Wilson's pretty awesome, but he's never going to be… » 1/07/15 12:30pm 1/07/15 12:30pm

It was pretty mainstream. Maybe not playing it, though you could buy the books and minis at places like Sears and J.C. Penny's, but it had a huge cultural footprint. The number of heroic fantasy movies, TV shows, and books that appeared in the late 70s, early 80s was just ridiculous. In sheer quantity of rip-offs,… » 12/02/14 7:03pm 12/02/14 7:03pm

The only ones who hate "sci-fi" are the ones who desperately want the genre to be taken seriously and often trade it for my own most hated term: speculative fiction. All fiction by definition is speculative. The only way to apply the term specifically to science fiction defines it way too narrowly, implying that all… » 11/25/14 2:44pm 11/25/14 2:44pm

Eugenics isn't rooted in racism and fear at all. 100 years ago, it was a forward-thinking, pro-science position that was embraced by the progressive movement, out of which also came things like universal suffrage and conservationism. The idea was make the species stronger by weeding out "bad" genes while promoting… » 11/19/14 4:56pm 11/19/14 4:56pm