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Category Archives: Lists of Six!

My 6 Favorite Female Star Wars Characters

Star Wars is currently producing a mini cartoon series called Forces of Destiny to highlight their female characters, and I think that’s great! Star Wars has always been a little lacking in the female character department. Aside from Princess Leia, there were maybe two other women in the entire original trilogy? And does Aunt Beru even count? Suffice to say, making some original cartoon shorts highlighting Leia, Ahsoka, Rey and others is a great idea!

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And it got me thinking about my favorite female Star Wars characters. I used to be a huge fan of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, so I know my fair share of cool, cosmic ladies. I also love how Star Wars is now putting women first, with female leads to both of the new Star Wars movies so far. I think they’re doing a great job and the Forces of Destiny shorts are really neat.

Join me after the jump for my favorite female characters in all of Star Wars, even if some of them aren’t canon anymore. And please share your own favorites in the comments!

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The 6 Characters On My Defenders Team

Welcome to San Diego Comic-Con Week! It’s the biggest week in comics, and I’m excited for all the news and trailers and awesomeness bound to arrive this weekend! An expected highlight this year will be The Defenders from Marvel! They’ve got a new comic book, a new action figure line and their Netflix show arrives in one month! I can’t wait!

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Only 50% of superheroes wear costumes anymore

As has become a tradition here at Henchman-4-Hire, I like to spend Comic-Con Week playing fantasy superhero draft. Superhero team rosters change all the time. Every new X-Men reboot results in several different team lineups. The Avengers or New Avengers or Champions are always changing! This year, I’m going to pitch you my Defenders lineup. If Marvel hired me to write a Defenders comic, these are the characters I’d put on the team!

In the past, I’ve dreamed up rosters for the Avengers, the Justice League, the Fantastic Four, ┬áthe Teen Titans, the X-Men, X-Force and the Sinister Six!

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6 Thoughts on Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming was great! Hilarious, energetic, with great characters, swell actors and some awesome superheroic action. It’s very reassuring to have a great Spider-Man move in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was wonderful in his introductory cameo in Captain America: Civil War. And I’m quite pleased to say that Marvel has continued that magic with a feature film.

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Movie Rating: 9/10 – Great.

I want to go see the movie in theaters again before it’s gone, though this month is jam-packed with movies. War for the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, The Big Sick, Dunkirk; it’s a great month for movies! But I’ll try to squeeze in a bit more Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was just that damn good and fun.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts/review of Spider-Man: Homecoming! Expect full SPOILERS, so be careful!

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My 6 Favorite Spider-Man Costumes

It’s Spider-Man movie week! Spider-Man: Homecoming is finally here, and all early reviews peg this thing as amazing! Spectacular, even! I’ll be seeing the film with my usual chaps this weekend and can’t wait. To eat up some of the week and revel in some Spidey goodness, how about a List of my favorite Spider-Man costumes?

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T-minus 2 days until movie!

I’ve already done lists of my favorite Spidey villains and my hopes for future Spidey movies. But what about costumes? Spider-Man might just be the superhero with the most alternate costumes out there. His original look is just so damn iconic, so perfect, that people can’t help but try out their own designs. It’s great fun, and here’s my rundown of my favorites!

And feel free to share your favorite Spider-Man costumes in the comments below!

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6 Coolest Pop Culture Tree People (Not Named Groot)

The best laid plans of mice and men…I had the idea for this List of Six about a year ago. I knew that the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel was coming, and I thought this would make a neat list to post the week that movie came out. It would have been neat synergy! But then something happened to my brain and I forgot all about it. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came and went (and was spectacular).

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No longer the cutest Groot

Everybody loves Groot. He’s fantastic. He’s one of the only Guardians characters I actually like in the comics. Heck, I liked him before he was cool, back when the modern Guardians got their true start in the pages of Annihilation: Conquest. Groot is the best tree.

But he’s not the only tree! Join me after the jump for the six coolest tree people other than Groot!

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