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The Art of Over Analysis #13: Teen Titans and Rebooting

author image by Marcus | Comics, Anime & Manga Movies & Television | 1 Comment | December 19, 2017

As is the case for most people that grew up in the mid-2000s, Cartoon Network’s afternoon and Friday night blocks were very important to me. It was my first exposure to things like YuYu Hakusho, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, and perhaps…

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The Art of Over Analysis #12: Steven Universe and Interpersonal Relationships

author image by Marcus | Movies & Television | 0 Comments | November 22, 2017

In its four-year, five season run, Steven Universe has captured the hearts and minds of fans worldwide. Drawing inspiration from and referencing things like Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Jem & The Holograms, Revolutionary Girl Utena and even Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rebecca Sugar’s labor of love is as good…

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The Art of Over Analysis #11: Music and Self-Expression

author image by Marcus | Music | 0 Comments | October 26, 2017

We live in odd times, and I don’t just mean the fact that Capcom forgot that Arcade mode is an important facet of a fighting game; I mean the fact that athletes, entertainers and musicians specifically are being told by…

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The Art of Over Analysis #0: The Thing About Gwen

author image by Marcus | Comics, Anime & Manga | 0 Comments | October 8, 2017

In all the time I’ve spent reading comic books, I don’t think there’s a single female character I’ve grown to love more than one Gwendolyn Maxine Stacy. I don’t think there’s a single version of her that I don’t enjoy….

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The Art of Over Analysis #10: Kim Pine and The Satisfaction of Closure

author image by Marcus | Comics, Anime & Manga | 0 Comments | September 9, 2017

When writing a story that spans multiple entries, having many individual plot threads for your cast is important, as it makes each of them feel important in their own way. Scott Pilgrim does an excellent job of this, and even has each…

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The Art of Over Analysis #9: RWBY’s Exceptional Escalation

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I remember the first time I saw the web series Dead Fantasy, which pitted all of the female characters of Dead or Alive and Final Fantasy against one another in a super stylish series of animated fights, and falling in love with it immediately. So…

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The Art of Over Analysis #8: Miles Morales and Making Legacies Matter

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Ultimate Spider-Man is as close to perfect a Western super hero comic can be. With what is likely the best incarnation of Peter Parker, a phenomenal creative team in the form of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists Mark Bagley, Stuart…

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The Art Of Over Analysis #7: Tim Drake and Obsession

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Batman is a cultural icon. Being one of the most visible and popular superheroes in the medium has elevated The Dark Knight, spawning film after film over the past four decades, a best-selling series of video games and a seemingly…

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The Art of Over Analysis #6: Max Caulfield and The Parker Formula

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2015 saw the release of the last four episodes of Life Is Strange, a time bending whirlwind of an adventure game that introduced the world to Max Caulfield, a young heroine out to solve the mysterious disappearance of one Rachel Amber….

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The Art of Over Analysis #5: Liu Kang and Fighting Game Hero Syndrome

author image by Marcus | Gaming | 0 Comments |

​For as long as fighting games have existed, there have been heroes in those games, from Ryu to Siegfried to Kasumi to Terry Bogard, the heroic protagonist type of character has been a constant in the genre. Liu Kang of…

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