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How Stands Changed JoJo for the Better

As one of the most influential manga and anime series of all time, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a pioneer of the shounen genre. Its third and most popular part, Stardust Crusaders, is an endearing road trip story that foll...


Riverdale Season 2, Episode 9 – The Black Hood Got Run Over by a Reindeer

It’s Christmas time in Riverdale, and all through the wood, not a creature was stirring; not even the Black Hood. Pop has let Archie and his dad set up shop selling Christmas trees in front of the Chock’lit Shoppe to bring ...


Riverdale Season 2, Episode 8 – Don’t Fear the Riverdale Reaper

When we last saw the kids of Riverdale, they’d just received word that the town had failed the Black Hood’s test requiring them to go “without sin” for 48 hours, meaning someone is up next on his chopping block. Our mai...



Riverdale Season 2, Episode 7 – Riv ‘r Dale

This episode of Riverdale fascinates me: despite the fact that interactions between Jughead and Archie; Betty and Veronica; and Cheryl and Josie are some of my favorite in the series, “Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside...


In Defense of Phantom Blood: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Phantom Blood is the first part of Hirohiko Araki’s best-selling and critically renowned manga and anime series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. A couple of years ago, when I first discovered JoJo, I was immediately drawn to the ...