News & Speculation For ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR finally came out last week, and with it we finally got our first look at Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. With the studio aiming to develop a more youthful interpretation of Parker, Holland fits the bill perfectly, as he’s a good deal younger than either Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield were when taking on the part. And most reviews agree that in addition to being a youthful fit, Holland did quite well in his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Nostalgic San Diego Comic-Con Photos from the 1970s
The first comic book convention to take place in San Diego was a small affair. The three day convention, Golden State Comic Con was founded by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, and Greg Bear and organized by Dorf, drew in 300 people in August 1970.
London-based artist Steve Berrington takes on several pop culture icons head on with these wonderful illustrations of iconic Star Wars droid R2-D2 as a costumed superhero.
A Quick Note and a Thank You from Us!
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Comic Books In the Digital Age
When we think about how comic books have changed in the past several years, or even decades, the most obvious example that comes to mind is the genre’s explosion into the film industry. It was probably inevitable that popular comic heroes would be adapted to film, just as popular literature and even ancient legends have. However, no one could have foreseen just how enormous the comic book industry’s influence on cinema has become. Now, it seems as if every month brings us a new Marvel or DC blockbuster primed to earn over $100 million at the box office.
This is most evident with the recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy, a film that many doubted would have much success given the limited public knowledge of its characters. Yet, it’s clear that this movie isn’t a failure, misstep, or letdown of any kind. According to Vox, GotG is a “massive success” at the box office with its $94-million opening weekend at a time when movie-going tends to be slower. Vox contends that this victory for Marvel should give them more confidence moving forward in the cinematic realm, because, again, this franchise wasn’t exactly buzzing like that of Spider-Man, Superman, etc. Could this mean we’ll finally see other comic book characters getting their just due at the theatres? We’ll see.
Beyond films, though, what fewer people realize is that the transition of comics to digital media goes well beyond the cinema. There’s an assumption among many that film simply represents the new form for comic stories. The truth, however, is that new comics are still made in traditional form as well, and old ones are reissued, collected, and re-read on a regular basis. And because of the high demand for comic content, it is perhaps only natural that a number of mobile tools have emerged to help collectors and enthusiasts to stay on top of their favourite characters and stories. Here’s a look at a few such tools that demonstrate the modern transition of comics to digital form, both through readers and games.
Evolution of a Valkyrie print
In 1986, now defunct Eclipse Comics brought the world an updated version of the Golden Age character Airboy and his menagerie of supporting characters. The series ran 50 issues with the first 33 issues being bi-weekly 16 page comics.
How YOU can gain access to NY Comic Con
If you’re a fan of comic books, super-heroes and comic-based movies and TV shows, you’ve probably heard of Comic Con, or thought about attending. There are a wide variety of small comic con events that take place across the country each year, but New York Comic Con (NYCC) is one of the biggest. In 2013 the event is being held October 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City.
NYCC has always been a popular event, and has continued to grow more popular with each year. Though this is great news for Comic Con, it means that if you want to attend you’ll have to be on your game to gain access. October may seem like a while away, but in order to gain access the basic way as a ticket holder, you’ll have to stay alert for when tickets go on sale.
Keeping Up With the Kryptonians:
A Family Reunion?
I have cable TV. I grew up with cable TV. I watch too much cable TV. And if you watch cable TV like I watch cable TV, you know that some of the better movie channels go through cycles of playing the same shit over and over for weeks on end. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the eyes and ears is the same serving of Meryl Streep sullenly walking through the West Village of New York, or Bruce Willis breaking through glass windows in bare feet bellowing “yippee ka-yay”. Sure I like sitting down for a good film viewing with a bowl of popcorn and some Red Vines, but many times I watch the same movie over a matter of weeks, while getting ready for work, or maybe during the 15 minutes before the Daily Show comes on. It’s the way of our cable subscribing, ADD world.
Discussion: Superboy Annual #1
I’m starting to think cloning isn’t such a great idea.
Cover Date: Mar 2013
Cover Price: $4.99
I know it’s not “cool” to admit, even in the comic book community, but Superman is my favorite superhero. Yea. That’s right. You read that right. Better than Batman, Cap, Wolverine (or any of the X-Men for that matter), and even Spider-Man. Although, Spidey does run a pretty close second.