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Leaning On Each Other: Shazam!

Drew Hood takes a look at DC's Shazam! and why a superhero story that focuses on family, trust and encouragement is exactly what the world needs.

I Wish I Could Talk about The Last Jedi

It's ok to love or hate The Last Jedi, but the campaign to convince those who feel differently than we do needs to stop.

The Problem with Time Travel

Complaining about and enjoying time travel fiction like The Umbrella Academy is a staple of nerd culture, but are we missing a lesson about responsibility?

The Endgame of Thor—A Marvel Character Study

Thor is godly by blood, but after having his perception of self and others battered, he has learned what it means to be godly by his actions.

The Endgame of Hulk—A Marvel Character Study

Bruce Banner's rocky cinematic history contributes to his inconsistent story arcs. We take a look at what this is leading up to in Avengers: Endgame.

The Endgame of Captain America—A Marvel Character Study

In the countdown toward Avengers: Endgame, we look at Captain America and why the world turns to his leadership, even when his values are tested.

The Endgame of Iron Man—A Marvel Character Study

In the countdown toward Avengers: Endgame, we look at the tumultuous history of Iron Man and the power and hubris of his self-reliance.

The Price of Love in the How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy

In exploring the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, Joey Thurmond is reminded of his grandfather and the legacy he left behind: with love comes sacrifice.

Reflections on Holy Week

Before Love Thy Nerd had a website, we were chomping at the bit to bring you thoughtful nerdy content. Here are our Holy Week reflections from 2018.

How Nostalgia Helps Us—And How it Hurts Us, Too

Joey takes a look at how nostalgia can add to our lives and benefit the films, games, and shows we love—and how it can likewise be a hindrance.