J. Edward Ritchie

Author Archive: J. Edward Ritchie

Fantastic Characters and Where to Find Them

J.K. Rowling created a world rife with iconic characters in her Harry Potter saga. Harry, Ron, and Hermione have become part of literary history and pop culture as much as any Hobbit or Jedi. But when Fantastic Beasts and Where…
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Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Although I’m an unabashed fan of genre entertainment (and a fellow fantasy writer), I’ve had little exposure to the work of award winning scribe, Neil Gaiman. I knew of his talent through film adaptations and the comic Lucifer that spun…
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The Fanboy and the Apostate, Part 2: Evolution

  The Ritchie and Carlin superhero debate continues! Last week, we discussed how our generational differences and initial exposures to these iconic characters shaped our contrasting views. Have superheroes evolved with the people and times, or are they being exploited by an older generation at the…
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Review: Romulus #1

As superheroes continue to dominate multimedia, it’s easy to forget that the comic medium has many more tales to offer outside of the Marvel and DC universes. Romulus, a new book by Bryan Edward Hill and Nelson Blake II under…
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Yes, I Will Read Your Script*

Every so often I see an article resurface called “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” by screenwriter Josh Olson, and it never fails to dishearten me. I respect Olson as a peer and have no desire to dissect his…
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A Rotten Conundrum: The Demise of Personal Opinion

It’s no secret that I’m a devoted fan of grandiose summer movies, especially those produced by Marvel and DC. Superhero stories have long been a personal source of inspiration and escapist joy, and I eagerly await each new chapter in…
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Worth 1000 Words: What’s in a Desktop Wallpaper?

I recently purchased a new laptop (hooray!) after ten years of writing on an ancient, Frankenstein’s monster of a machine. While setting it all up, I was greeted by a beautiful nature image on the desktop that did absolutely nothing…
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