Scrupulous ... What follows is the kind of underdog story that is common in MCU movies, which are full of plucky outsiders who eventually become unbeatable ... At times, MCU gives its subject too much artistic credit ... This is not to say that they are uncritical of Marvel, but they tend to find fault with the company, not the would-be art.
Detailed ... Marvel’s inescapable obsolescence is the best argument for MCU; the genre should be studied with the same rigor as film noir. The book’s admiration for Marvel movies works in its favor, freeing the writers to skip straight to the gossip, like the relative who pulls you aside at Thanksgiving to whisper about your cousin’s divorce ... The authors know a saga is only as exciting as its villain.