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While movies like The Avengers, Ant-Man and the like show the fun side of superheroism — the escape, the power fantasy, the drama — Marvel’s TV shows are becoming the place to really go to get an earthier side of the comic book experience. Daredevil was a fast favorite for me as it took the Marvel universe out of the clouds and brought it down to earth. I don’t need everything to be ultra-gritty and realistic, but that show was a nice change of pace from the movies; it gave the overall Marvel universe another, and much needed, dimension.

Jessica Jones takes things a step further.









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If it hadn’t already been used in the title for the fourth Tomb Raider game, the word revelation would’ve been an accurate description for 2013’s stellar entry in the long running series. The old Tomb Raider games told us Lara was badass and hoped we’d just go along with it, while the new one made us a part of her origin story. Rise of the Tomb Raider has a lot to answer for, then, as it follows up the new standards set by its predecessor.