Comics

Iron Fist Should Be Netflix’s Best Marvel Show

Even among the most hardcore fans of Marvel’s Netflix shows, Iron Fist ranks low. Iron Fist was rushed, and it showed in both writing and fight choreography, as well as crew preparations. But fans saw hope for the character in Defenders with the chemistry between actors Finn Jones and Mike Colter who play Danny Rand, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, respectively. Still, the character fell short of fan expectations. That is until Danny showed up for an episode of Luke Cage. Finally, fans saw an Iron Fist they could root for. A more grounded character. But what was still missing from the character, and will Iron Fist Season 2 give it to us?

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DC Comics have shaped so much of nerd culture during their tenure as superhero kings. Their comic books have shaped dreams, inspired heroes, and sparked imaginations. Their animated series have left fans in wonder, have created iconic characters, and connected superheroes to viewers outside of their normal audiences. DC has created some of the most memorable heroes to ever exist: Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman.

This year at the San Diego Comic Con, DC revealed several new productions about their superheroes. Fans marveled at all the upcoming projects. The company showed trailers for two films, Aquaman and Shazam, one live action series, Titans, and the continuation of their animated series, Young Justice: Outsiders.

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Buffy’s Back! New Cast, New Writer, Same Whedon

Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans rejoice! Fox is moving forward with plans to reboot our favorite slayer, only a little different this time. While Buffy may not be the bouncy blonde valley girl we’re used to, our Lord and Savior Joss Whedon will be around to guide the new slayer’s show as it finds its footing.

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Luke Cage season 2 rocked the Netflix when it dropped over a week ago. People scrambled to watch it, and quickly people were enamored with it. One thing people loved the most? The music.

Today, we’re going to do a comprehensive collection of the music, and give a few notes on why they were so good. The main focus will be on the live performances, as they lasted the longest and meant the most to the episodes. However, a few honorable exceptions will pop up.

Only episodes with confirmed music will be listed. There also will be spoilers, so turn back now if that turns you off.

Otherwise, sit back, relax, and learn even more about the fantastic music of Luke Cage season 2.  (more…)

RIP Steve Ditko – 7 Unsung Characters

 

This weekend we mourn the loss of one of the comic book industries greats. Steve Ditko died at the age of 90. Working on both Marvel and DC throughout the years, Ditko partnered up to co-create some of histories greatest characters that almost everyone has heard of. Heroes like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, villains like Green Goblin and Dormammu. He even gave us supporting characters that would go on to take some of the spotlights like Wong, Clea, Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson. But are there others that don’t get as much limelight? Here’s a list of 7 great Ditko created characters that don’t get enough recognition.

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While Marvel has become the summer blockbuster overlord when it comes to films, the company had begun to lose steam on its Netflix series front. Daredevil season 1 and 2 and the first season of Jessica Jones were wild hits, but things seemed to stagnate from there. Luke Cage, first seen on Jessica Jones, received lukewarm reviews on his own series and Iron Fist was relatively panned by critics and fans alike. The Defenders brought things back up, but things from there (The Punisher, Jessica Jones season 2) have wavered in that gray area of “good, but kinda slow and forgettable”.

Then Luke Cage season 2 releases on Netflix and the whole game is changed again.  (more…)

A sneak peek by Laura Braga

The internet can be an awful place. Trolls hiding behind keyboards and screens, toxic fanboys who can’t handle the very idea of a woman overshadowing a man for even a moment, and the constant barrage of barely-chuckle-worthy memes and cat videos. But it doesn’t have to be. If you look, you can find places and people that celebrate things instead of tearing them apart. That create instead of drag down. But who are these bastions of light and positivity? A lot of them are comic book artists. Here’s of artists to match our list of writers you should be following.

 

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There are a lot of comic book films out now, and even more on the horizon. But “comic book” wasn’t always a term that brought people flocking the theaters. Some films wanted to establish themselves as fantasy or sci-fi without being tied down to the term “comic book”. This left us with a treasure trove of movies that the general populous has no idea started out as comic books. Which franchises do you think are kicking themselves 10 years later? Here’s a quick list to improve your comic book cred and impress your friends with your in-depth comic-to-film knowledge.

 

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6 Best Uses Of Music In Comic Book Movies

Comic book movies utilizing music isn’t new. The scores for comic book movies have become legendary pieces that are instantly recognizable. Superman’s 1979 theme and Batman’s 1989 theme have become iconic. But in recent years, comic book movie makers have begun utilizing contemporary music to accent their movies. When done correctly, these pieces can hype a trailer, amp up a fight scene, or add emotion and depth to an intense series of scenes. Here’s a list of 6 songs that Hollywood used to perfect effect.

 

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