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Sunday, July 6 2014

With 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' the MCU Decisively Breaks with Comics

Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media.


Monday, April 23 2012

Comics to Film (and Film to Comics): The Two-Way Street Between Page and Screen

Movies like The Avengers are better thought of as character adaptations than adaptations of specific books. When seen that way, we recognize the characters as transmedia creations.


Reviews

Monday, August 18 2014

Making Progress Fun: "All-New X-men #30"

Character development doesn't need killer robots or time-traveling enemies. It just needs to be fun.


Monday, July 7 2014

A Beautiful Institutional Breakdown: "Uncanny X-men #22"

Disorganization and ineptitude somehow come together in a wonderfully meaningful story.


Monday, March 31 2014

Half-Verdict and Half-Mistrial: "Guardians of the Galaxy #13"

The Trial of Jean Grey ends, but neither justice nor injustice is served.


Monday, March 3 2014

Cataclysmically Flat: "Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand #5"

More meaningless death and more meaningless destruction still rings hollow.


Monday, February 3 2014

Spoiler Alert: "All New X-men #22"

The Original X-men have had their futures spoiled. Now they have to confront it and all its associated emotions directly.


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