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Rep's "History of Invulnerability" suffers from an identity crisis

Published April 13, 2014

Ever since he made his debut into the American pop culture world, Superman has been a character who made people wonder what he really was. After all, he's technically an alien disguised as a human. That was kind of the way I felt walking out of the opening night of "The History of Invulnerability" at the Milwaukee Rep. I wasn't totally sure what I had just watched, but I knew whatever it was had made me a little uncomfortable.


From superglue to Superman: Making "The History of Invulnerability"

Published April 8, 2014

A small wooden and plastic model of a stage has now graduated into a full stage, lit with lights and bright, colorful, comic book influenced projections. Superglue will no longer be necessary to keep it together. Now, the stage merely waits for its actors, an audience and a story to unfold. That story is writer David Bar Katz's "The History of Invulnerability," the story of Jerry Siegel and his famous creation: Superman.


Forget birds or planes: Superman's return in "Man of Steel" doesn't soar

Published June 14, 2013

While director Zack Snyder (the Green Bay native behind "300") outdoes even himself in terms of epic visual spectacle, his attempt to churn out a moody, serious Superman story in the vein of Christopher Nolan - who serves as producer and provided the story alongside Batman collaborator David S. Goyer - lands with a thud.


For the love of "Superman," it's about perspective

Published June 14, 2013

I'm not penning a review of the film, nor am I offering an endorsement of the 143-minute, $187 million project. Rather, here are some thoughts on a flying, blue-spandex wearing alien set in our world.

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Rev. Ron reviews "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox"

The first thing that came to my mind when I heard Flashpoint was the latest animated film from DC was, "I haven't read those issues in awhile...did my buddy ever return them?" After that thought, I was all like, "Hell yeah, I can't wait to watch it because I love DC's animated mo...

Rev. Ron reviews "Man of Steel"

I'm just going to get right to it and not play coy here...I absolutely LOVED Man of Steel!Superman is an American icon and by now his origin story is passed on through cellular memory from parent to zygote but here's a synopsis of the film anyway...The planet Krypton is dying and the hope of its ...

Rev. Ron reviews "Superman: Unbound"

I'm a big fan of Superman. I've been enjoying the escapades of the big Boy Scout in Red & Blue since I was just a wee widdle boy but there was a time when I felt he needed to be retired. Not long after the boy from Krypton was killed by Doomsday and returned, I started to feel like he ran hi...

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