MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES

Jessica Jones: Virtue Drowned Out by Sex

Jessica Jones isn’t much like any superhero you’ve ever met.  Sure, she’s a heavy drinker like Iron Man, and throws grown men as though they were plush dolls like the Hulk.  But the thing that really sets her apart is that she’s got to be the biggest jerk of a protagonist that I’ve ever seen on screen.

She’s also arguably the most selfless hero Marvel has ever put on screen.

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Daredevil: A Christian Superhero

Daredevil is a popular Marvel superhero for many reasons.  He’s blind, yet able to turn his disability into an advantage.  He’s got a cool costume (as long as we forget about the yellow).  Almost paradoxically, he’s a lawyer that takes the law into his own hands.  These are all things that make Daredevil compelling, whether it be as an interesting character study or because we personally identify with some aspect of his story.  The thing I find most compelling and accessible about Matt Murdock, however, is not disability or his all-but-lost neighborhood, but the struggles of his faith.

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Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

Imagine you’re on a trivia gameshow.  If you get one more question right, that million dollars will be yours, and you can pay off your mortgage, buy that brand-new Camaro you’ve always dreamed of, and even get a house by the L.A. coast just for kicks.  The final question: who was Marvel’s first superhero team?

If you said “The Avengers,” you’d be wrong.  There’s a superhero team that predates the Marvel heavy-hitters by two years, and is often credited with ushering in Marvel’s triumphant era of the ‘60s, when it seemed they could do no wrong.  This team is the Fantastic Four.  Obviously, it seemed like a great idea to adapt the team for film.

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