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Richard Donner Superhero Movies More Like Today’s Than He Realizes

Long before superhero movies were a billion-dollar industry, taken seriously by every film company on the planet, Richard Donner made the first two that garnered real artistic praise: Superman and Superman II. These movies both […]

January 2, 2021
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How Marvel Comics Have Taken Over the Big Screen

In 1996, the Marvel Comics company was suffering. Although it had been one of the biggest names in pop culture throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, the burst of the comic collecting bubble in […]

January 1, 2021
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King in Black Week Four Beats the Crap Out of Our Emotions

Oomph. Last week, we had King in Black: Immortal Hulk #1, an oddly beautiful, silent comic. We also had two really fun tie-ins with Black Cat #1 and Symbiote Spider-Man: King in Black #2. But […]

January 1, 2021
COMICS
Calvin And Hobbes Final Comic Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Still Beautiful

A little over 35 years ago, a small comic strip by Bill Watterson debuted in newspapers across the United States. Ten years later, the same cartoonist would decide to end that comic at the height […]

December 31, 2020
COMICS
The Comic Book Industry is Stronger Now Than Ever Before Despite COVID-19

In March 2020, when the world shut down, one of the most at-risk industries was comics books, especially comic book stores. Every comic shop is a small business, regardless of popularity and size. Midtown Comics […]

December 31, 2020
COMICS
The Best Non-superhero Comics of 2020

2020 had great new series and continuing series—but like every other entertainment medium, the lockdowns hit it hard. The worst thing the pandemic did to comics was that it broke the momentum. First, there were […]

December 30, 2020
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The New Spider-Man Suit is Most Definitely a Suit

Marvel Comics just debuted a brand new Spider-Man suit, the next in a line of many, many costumes. He’s worn the all-black symbiote, a spider-armor, a suit that Tony Stark designed, and even a costume […]

December 30, 2020
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Superman And Lois’s First Official Trailer Is More More Concept Art Than Teaser

Superman and Lois premiere date preceded with a new teaser trailer that showcases very little footage and but more sentimental messages.

December 30, 2020
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Jack Kirby Soul Cameo in New Disney/Pixar Film

We needed a movie like Soul this year. Really, 2020 overall was like the setup for a Pixar movie, especially with the ultimate grandpa taking office in a little under a month. Soul is, literally, […]

December 29, 2020