From the Panels to the Big Screen

Since ancient times – and all during the existence of moderately civilized cultures – mythology has been overflowing with pantheons of gods reflecting the needs and aspirations of the people who conceived them. In a grim and gritty era of large cities, crime, corruption and high-tech, it’s obvious that our mythopoeias are going to be… Continue reading From the Panels to the Big Screen

Why is the Comics Direct Market so Important Anyway?

For almost a century, North American comic books have been released through business models which have – historically – made the entire medium be regarded by the general consensus as “cheap, disposable entertainment.” Even in modern times, the current direct market model, distributed internationally through Diamond, can look outdated to many, especially considering it’s a… Continue reading Why is the Comics Direct Market so Important Anyway?

Superhero Spotlight: The Kree

Through Marvel Comics’ history there have been many civilizations introduced from Earth and beyond the stars, but it can be argued that no other civilization has had a more profound effect on the Marvel Universe than the Kree. In August of 1967, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the Kree to the world in Fantastic… Continue reading Superhero Spotlight: The Kree

Superhero Spotlight: M’Baku, Klaw and Killmonger

Superhero Spotlight continues its focus on Black Panther this week with the bad boys of Wakanda, M’Baku, Klaw and Killmonger. Marvel Studios will bring all three characters to life in the highly anticipated and soon to be released Black Panther. Winston Duke will play M’Baku, Michael B. Jordan plays Erik Killmonger and Andy Serkis reprises… Continue reading Superhero Spotlight: M’Baku, Klaw and Killmonger

Superhero Spotlight: Fantastic Four

After three movies and one reboot, Hollywood has yet to do the Fantastic Four justice, and as a result the general audience have not been given a real insight into Marvels first family. Marvel Comics launched these characters in the 1960s, and the Four made way for Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and so many… Continue reading Superhero Spotlight: Fantastic Four