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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.

“Clever Girl:” Why Jurassic Park Is Wrong about Women

A few weeks ago, this tweet showed up in my feed and I—being the obsessive fanatic that I am—wanted to dissect the film from this point of view. What kind of women are the women of Jurassic Park, dinosaur and human?

The Marvelously Meticulous History of the Captains Marvel

Dive into the history of Captain Marvel and Shazam! These heroes have shared their name, despite one coming from Marvel and the other from DC.

The Kid Who Would Be King: Making Heroes From the Marginalized

The Kid Who Would Be King shows us the importance of accepting yourself, elevating the marginilized and how your differences can make you a hero.