A arte e o humor bizarro de Joan Cornellà.
we’ll breathe when we’re rotten dead
So, have we all seen The Winter Solider? Of course we have. Marvel Movies as a franchise are probably this generation’s Star Wars, only better: more than three of them are really good. Also? No Jar Jar.
It’s been astonishing not only the popularity but the turnaround of the “comic book movie.” Up until the early 2000’s, comic book hits were a fluke. Superman and Superman 2 were the only sensible entries in their series. Batman (1991) and (arguably) Batman Returns were the only two from their franchise to be solid, watchable films. Same can be said for the first TMNT, and the breakout popularity of Blade can only really be attributed to its lead actor. Beyond that, the history of films based on comics was one painful misstep after another, rising and falling based on studio whims and divided vision.
It was Spider-Man and X-Men that pointed the way, though oddly neither of them being under Marvel’s direct control (Sony and Fox, respectively). Sam Raimi is most likely the father of the modern comic book film. He changed as little as possible. He stuck by the essence of the character. He tried to tell the most important story in Peter Parker’s history. And he took it seriously, with the love of someone who read comics and wanted to see it done right. X-Men took the same route, also finding that great middle ground that is a successful adaptation. But when sequels came and creative control was swung around like a trailer park in a tornado, the crash and burn was inevitable.
When Marvel got its feet under it with the breakout success of Iron Man, that’s when everything changed … and sadly, that’s when comic books ended.
MY KINGDOM FOR THIS
6 year old fan asks Sebastian a question.
One’s too many and a hundred ain’t enough.
IT’S COMING! QUIXOTE at C2E2 2014. Table U7A. Check out this sneak preview page.
drama and snake-friendship.
I was gonna make like a 2 page comic just for fun and then it ended up with 6 pages, woops
A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.
My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.
Last week I wrote this piece for Comic Book Resources about the new Teen Titans #1 cover. The point of the piece was hey, there’s a broad demographic DC *could* be hitting with this book but the cover is certainly not made for that potential demographic. Instead, it’s more of the same-old,…
I can feel it.
On the Movement, my editors repeatedly, without my prompting, made sure that the POC characters’ skin colors were not whitewashed or gradually, incrementally lightened. They were the ones who brought it up. It was so nice after seeing so many characters of color end up looking like…