As I sat down to watch Black Lightning on the CW on Tuesday night, I felt the same mix of emotions I usually do when watching superheroes translated to live action. I love that the characters I love are getting more exposure. But I worry that the adaptations will alter them beyond recognition or, just as bad, that the quality of the production will not be up to par. So far, I’ve only loved two opening television adaptions of superhero works: Jessica Jones and Daredevil.
The signs that this current Wonder Woman run, written by James Robinson, would be a disaster of epic proportions were all there at the beginning. It began with two throwaway concepts from The Darkseid War, written by Geoff Johns: Wonder Woman had a hidden twin brother, Jason, and Darkseid had a daughter, Grail, with an Amazon.
Will the tragic death of Carrie Fisher, we’ll never know what was planned for General Leia’s role in Star Wars IX but I have a theory on what her final fate may be, based on Rian Johnson’s stated love for the Knights of the Old Republic. Leia already had a bit of the Force in the original trilogy, especially in regards to sensing Luke. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we see her use the Force to save her life. (Yes, I cheered, as that resurrection had special resonance in light of Fisher’s Death.)
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".