Mad Sweeney, the most unlucky Leprechaun in the world, played only a secondary role in Neil Gaiman’s novel, but in its TV adaptation, and mostly thanks to Pablo Schreiber’s magnetic performance, it has become one of its most compelling characters. In this episode, we finally get to know his story as told in the legend of Buile Shuibhne […]Read more "Mad Sweeney, Or The Story Of The Most Unlucky Leprechaun In The World: American Gods Season 2 Episode 7 recap"
American Gods Season 2 Episode 6: Donar the Great American Gods, the TV show, is at its best when it does not limit itself to reproduce the plot of the book, and dares to dig deeper in the rich universe and mythology created by Neil Gaiman. This week’s episode did just that by exploring an […]Read more "Life is a Cabaret… Even for Gods: American Gods Season 2 Episode 6"
A discussion of religious themes in American Gods Season 2 Episode 3 Muninn. In this episode, the war between the old and the new gods continues, and we encounter (new) New Gods, like New Media, and we meet an Old God, Argus Panoptes, the God of Surveillance, who still has not chosen sides. We also meet Sam Black Crow, a Native-American girl who helps Shadow get to Cairo, Illinois, where he will meet Mr. Ibis.Read more "Introducing New Gods (New Media) and meeting Old Ones (Argus) in American Gods Season 2 Episode 3 Muninn"
In the aftermath of the assassination of Zorya Vechernyaya (the Evening Star), the Old Gods are trying to regroup and figure out their best plan moving forward. They are not only being forgotten and replaced by New Gods but now they are also being killed.Read more "American Gods Season 2 Episode 2: The Beguiling Man"
Gene Luen Yang’s The Rosary is not only a comic book, it is an actual rosary. The comic book is transformed not only into a vehicle for prayer, the comic book IS the prayer. Each panel becomes a meditation on the various chapters of the life of Jesus, and the prayers that have to be said in each panel become a way to ritually familiarize oneself with his life and deeds.Read more "Gene Luen Yang, the Rosary, and Comic Books as Prayer"