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…)
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.
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.
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.
In a genre dominated by male counterparts, female sidekicks are nothing new. But after the decades we’ve seen them change and morph into strong-willed, intelligent, capable characters that can stand on their own two feet. When your female sidekick is doing most of the work, it begs the question – why aren’t they the lead? More than the super-smart hacker behind the muscle, more than the damsel in distress for the dashing hero to save, here’s a list of 5 ladies who could take over for their mentors without skipping a single beat. (more…)
When Wonder Woman hit the big screen you could almost hear the audible pop as the collective hive mind that is the nerd community exploded. We’d had attempts at female-led comic book movies before. But this was the first time it had been done to the level people expected. With Captain Marvel looming on the horizon and rumors of Black Widow movie, it begs the question: What other comic book ladies need to see some screen time? It’s not limited to superheroes, as previously reported, any comic book property could be snatched up and taken to the big screen. So here’s a list of 11 female-led properties that need to be seen on the silver screen.
In the comic book industry, writers are a dime a dozen. Everyone and their dog has a script that’s sure to toss the industry on its ear. But who are the writers that are actually doing it? Who’s making a splash big enough to make waves and who is making more subtle moves that might go unnoticed? We all know the big names in the big companies. We always hear about the Bendises (Is that the correct plural of ‘Bendis’? Bendisies? Bendi?) and the Snyders, but who should you be following that doesn’t get their names plastered all over the comic store? Who are the movers and shakers that aren’t getting their names shouted across social media? This list is here to help.
Not all heroes wear capes and for one North Carolina native, that’s especially true for Devyn Nicole, an up and coming writer, new to the comic book industry. Nicole recently completed her first major release, Zara: The Beginning for Heroic Icon, an independent publisher and is bringing her message to the world, but more importantly, to underprivileged children. Nicole’s work isn’t just about creating new and exciting characters for people to read, she works hard to promote creativity to young people with the message created for Heroic Icon, Where Everyone Can Be A Hero™ (more…)