Posts Tagged: DC Comics

Comic Book Movies and the Forgotten Art of the Ending

During the summer of 2008, as the credits scrolled past, and we sat giddily contemplating how much fun we’d just had watching Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson sauntered out of the shadows to chat with Tony Stark about “the Avengers initiative.” This could have been a one-off appearance, but it was effectively the Big Bang of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the umbrella franchise and shared setting for a small battalion of Marvel superheroes which now spans nearly a dozen movies and at least one television series over the last six years.

Initially, the big pay-off promised by the MCU—after two Iron Man movies, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and [...]


Ghostface Killah, "In Tha Park"

So you know I had to run right out to the record store click "buy" at iTunes and get the new Ghostface Killah album this morning. (The basketball-sized "W" tattoo I have on my back starts to itch if I wait too long after any new product hits the streets.) I've been listening to it since, and it sounds pretty great. Jumping out at me first is track 7, "In Tha Park," which was produced by Frank Dukes and features the Roots' Black Thought and a totally awesome guitar sample—all cranked-up and fuzzed-out, you could almost hear it fitting on a Sleigh Bells record or something. Looking [...]


DC And Warner Bros. Strike Back With "Restructuring"

Oh snap! In the wake of the big HUGE Disney buys Marvel news, Warner Bros. has created DC Entertainment, a new division with Diane Nelson (who does all the Harry Potter stuff) serving as DCE president and Paul Levitz, president and publisher of DC Comics, to "return to his roots as a writer for DC and become a contributing editor and overall consultant."

Wow. Is it me or does it sound like he got shafted in the mix? I guess that's how comics rank in the Hollywood of the DC Universe. Sorta like how Superman is incredibly strong, can fly, and turn back time on planet earth [...]