@MichaelDStewart: I think, we get into here the inverse of transmedia, where as another media version is so dominant that the other creators are left humbled to find ways to connect to that version.
@uu3y324rdry: YES! The “dark age of transmedia”.
@MichaelDStewart: Or the stalling of transmedia.
@uu3y324rdry: We’ve spoken about this quite a bit over the year…and your view of this stalling really hit home for me with the new issue of Hawkeye (#5, released either this week or last). We see mainstream Marvel, Earth-616, and we see an African-American Nick Fury. Like the Fury from Whedon’s movieverse Avengers, itself based on the Fury from Mark Millar’s Ultimates.
It’s the eye-patch-wearing Fury and everything…and suddenly, on that page in Hawkeye…I’m just out to sea…WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?!…and in the dialogue…whaddaya know…he’s the “son of the original Nick Fury”.
@MichaelDStewart: Yeah, in comics, unlike some other media, they just don’t recast all that much. They give a storyline explanation, even fairly preposterous ones.
But Marvel has during this year and the last few tried to realign their comic universe with their movie universe. Their are still plenty of hiccups, and some disconnects. But that how it has to be or else you lose two audiences.
DC hasn’t been able to do that. One, their more recent movies have been more about art as opposed to adventure, and they just haven’t invested in the properties in that way.
@uu3y324rdry: I say thee aye!, as they say. On both your points. The thing that smarts about an African-American Nick Fury in Marvel’s Earth-616, is that it robs Ultimate Marvel of something unique. And it almost seems to render the Ultimate line as something of a failed experiment.
@MichaelDStewart: Yeah, but we don’t want the kids going to the Marvel movies reading Ultimate Marvel.