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 [...]

Political Agendas: Capes, Tights, Conservatives and Liberals

Political Agendas: Capes, Tights, Conservatives and Liberals

A couple of weeks ago, Bleeding Cool published an article by Darin Wagner entitled “How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales“. In it, he argued that comics today do not represent conservative viewpoints well, if at all, and that incorporating political content was putting off readers. Should we keep politics out of comics? I’d argue that superheroes and villains are icons [...]

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Review

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Review

Daniel Burden reviews Green Lantern: Emerald Knights This anthology rises and falls on the quality of the stories it tells and for the large part, they work very well. With all the furore over the Green Lantern cinematic release happening, it might have been easy to miss the Blu-ray/DVD release of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. [...]

Green Lantern Review

Green Lantern Review

Green Lantern Review by Daniel Burden Hal goes on a fantastical journey in this movie and there are times when it almost descends into the ridiculous but it never does. *Minor spoilers* As I sat in the cinema, twiddling the Green plastic Power Ring on my finger, I found myself in a state of nervous [...]

DC Can Stick Their Reboot Where the Red Suns Don't Shine!

DC Can Stick Their Reboot Where the Red Suns Don’t Shine!

Now, I knew this would happen eventually. I knew there would be something that stopped me buying comics. I used to think it would be a financially motivated decision or the strange need to grow up. An ex-girlfriend used to mock me relentlessly for still reading them but I took it on the nose and [...]