Articles tagged marvel, disney, comics, film

19 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Trimpe Will Smash

Herb Trimpe didn’t care much for superheroes, but he worked for one of the genre’s most enduring titles and brought to life one of its most popular characters.

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The High Cost of Living in ‘Secret Wars #5’

Like Yahweh of old, Doctor Doom walks through the Garden of Eden that is his own creation, himself more a tempter than any serpent.

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‘Fresh Romance’ and ‘Island’ Signal a Revival of the Anthology Periodical

The periodical anthology, or comics magazine, allows for a variety of experiments with form that may not otherwise fit into conventional publishing models in the US.

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Songs About the Southland: Marvel’s Black Panther vs. the Klan

It was a hot Southern summer when the Black Panther came down South to do battle with the Klan.

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Call for Papers: Conventional Special Effects & Unconventional Thinking - The Legacy of Harryhausen

Without Ray Harryhausen’s monstrous inspirations, would so many films we love to fear have been as terrifying?

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The Life, Death and Afterlife of Video Stores

In the dust of long gone video stores ghosts of film geeks past forever roam.

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Dziga Vertov’s ‘The Man With the Movie Camera’ Remains a Fascinating Documentary

Dziga Vertov believed that the camera could function as an extension of the human eye, and could see and record a truth that the ordinary human eye would miss.

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A Portrait of the Artist As an Insecure Genius

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is a gem full of complex personalities, tragic yet redeeming circumstances, and striking conversations and judgments.

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Building the Perfect Bomb: The Numbers Behind Box Office Flops

The biggest "box office bombs" of all time, much like the biggest hits, are not always the ones you're expecting them to be.

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Minimized Melodrama in ‘Uncanny Avengers #5’

Ending with neither a bang nor a whimper.

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Black Widow Earns Her Mark in ‘Black Widow #19’

The story of the infamous "red" in Natasha's ledger is brought to light.

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Four Great Things About ‘Nonplayer’

It's been four years since the release of the first issue of Nonplayer, but it's been well worth the wait.

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‘Prez’ Answers Thomas Jefferson’s Call for a ‘Dangerous Freedom’

Thomas Jefferson said, "Rather a dangerous freedom than a peaceful slavery." The stunning comic Prez shows the true meaning of that statement.

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‘Inside Out’ Finds Disney and Pixar Working Together Successfully

Although it sends reductive messages about the emotions of young girls, Inside Out is of the kind of brilliance that Pixar used to churn out regularly, before it was bought out by Disney.

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“Insider Access” to Disney Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Meant Bonus Features

Fathom Events early screening of Disney Pixar's Inside Out put (what might be) future DVD special features on the big screen for film fans.

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Before Charlie Hebdo: The Cartoon Wars

Why is it that cartoons, more than any other expressive form, have incited the wrath of religious backlash?

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It’s ‘Death Race 2015’ in ‘Ghost Racers #1’

Fast and furious! The demons take to the road! In Ghost Racers #1 the superhero genre is stretched to the limit.

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Will the ‘Supergirl’, ‘Lucifer’ and  ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Shows Be Transmedia or Tranq-Media?

Our expectations around for these upcoming TV shows get to the very heart of transmedia as a phenomenon.

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The Many Faces of Love in ‘The Names’

Our three-part series looking at Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez's The Names draws to a close with a love note of sorts.

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‘New Life and New Civilizations’: The ‘Star Trek’ Saga in Comics

This is a deep and intelligent look at the various incarnations of Star Trek on the gridded page -- and not just from super fans and convention-goers.

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