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An Apocalypse in Asgard

Friend of the blog, Jeremy Caesar, has worked with the Collective before, but never like this. As a contributing podcaster, photographer and now, writer for the Collective, Jeremy is a renaissance man who has talent and opinion on geek culture to spare. Below is a thoughtful, insightful look into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Norse mythology and […]

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Agent Carter (S01xE04): Carter, Sousa and Equality in the Workplace

S01xE04: “The Blitzkrieg Button” So far in Agent Carter, we have explored expectations of women in 1950s society, especially how Peggy navigates through the stereotypes placed on her because of gender. While some reviewers seem to have gotten tired of being reminded of Peggy’s feminism, I find it refreshing that Marvel has taken the realities of discrimination […]

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Agent Carter(S01xE03): Peggy Carter Working For and Against the Patriarchy

S01xE03: “Time and Tide” Agent Carter premiered its third episode to lower-than-usual second week ratings, but the heroic journey of Peggy Carter continues to grow in terms of intricacies, revealing new characters and relationships of interest. With the mysterious “Leviathan” organization pushing the narrative forward, Peggy continues to navigate between life as an under-appreciated superspy and […]

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Agent Carter(S01xE01&02): Marvel’s Female Hero and the Importance of Peggy Carter

S01xE01: “Pilot” & S01xE02: “Bridge and Tunnel” The Marvel Cinematic Universe has proven expansive both on the big screen and small, with no signs of stopping (until 2019, at least). With Phase 2 in progress and audiences eagerly awaiting Phase 3, Agent Carter comes to the small screen as an 8-part mini-series to help unify the stories […]

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