Where next for The Avengers?

Where next for The Avengers?

Here at Slacker Heroes, we just loved Joss Whedon’s action-packed Avengers movie. And so did other fans and the public, leading to huge box office sales in the film’s opening week. The success of this opening has given a big boost to Marvel’s image and to the public’s interest in comics in general, as well as proving [...]

What Went Wrong with 2011's Summer Superhero Movies?

What Went Wrong with 2011′s Summer Superhero Movies?

The summer of 2011 was a good season for superhero fans. Four major movies came out! It should have been more than enough superhero-ness to get you to the next summer. But I felt myself depleted of superhero-ness by November, and was knuckle scraping by December. What had happened to all those great summer superhero [...]

Thoughts on 'The Avengers'

Thoughts on ‘The Avengers’

I don’t know if you are aware, but there is a summer movie coming out that looks of  interest to me. It’s called The Avengers and it’s about these six superheroes who team together to save the world. Okay, I’ll cut it out. EVERYONE’S heard about The Avengers and EVERYONE knows who the cast and [...]

Why Aren't American Comics More Popular in Europe?

Why Aren’t American Comics More Popular in Europe?

I attended London Comic Con this weekend and a good time was had by all. However, I was struck by something – most people attending were fans of anime rather than western comics such as those produced by DC, Marvel or Vertigo. Most of the cosplayers were dressed as anime characters, most of the stalls [...]

The Missing Women of the Avengers Movie

The Missing Women of the Avengers Movie

Next year, The Avengers movie is being released, and I couldn’t be more excited! Bringing together the Marvel heroes Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America, the film will show the Avengers team together for the first time on the big screen. The full character line-up includes Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and the only female lead, [...]

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Daniel Burden reviews Captain America: The First Avenger Captain America pulls off the rarest of tricks: A comic book movie that looks and feels like a comic but is still a great film on its own regardless of the source material. Does everyone know the story of Captain America? It’s about a weedy little guy from [...]

Thor Review

Thor Review

Before I start this review, I need to address a technical issue. Do not under any circumstances see Thor in 3D. It was post converted as seems to be the new lazy Hollywood way to grab as much money as possible from the average movie goer. When a film is shot in 3D you get [...]