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Are Comic Books Finally Great Again?
Comic books have had a rough go of it in recent years. Despite the booming big screen business that has seen Marvel, and to a lesser extent DC, dominate the box office, the printed counterparts to these cinematic capers have struggled to make the same connection with the modern audience.
Are Comic Books Running out of Steam?
Comic books permeate our culture to a greater degree than ever before. It seems that you can’t open a magazine, switch on the television, or even stroll through the supermarket without coming face to face with some spandex clad hero. And yet, despite this social acceptance of a culture once considered relatively niche, sales continue to be middling to poor, and the grand story arcs that set readers abuzz in years gone by have all but disappeared. Is the comic book industry one that is running out of steam?
Have Horror Films Ever Been Quality?
Horror films have been a staple of cinema since the advent of films as a mainstream medium of entertainment. They’ve birthed untold nightmares in the minds of children and adults alike, tapping deep into the fears that lay within even the best of man. It would stand to reason then that the genre will have had a golden period of sorts to point to as a shining example of the form, but that isn’t really the case.
'WWE 2K18' Will Not Be Good
Wrestling fans are currently abuzz with excitement regarding the upcoming WWE 2K18 video game. The same thing happens every year as fans gear themselves up, believing that it might finally be the year that we return to Here Comes the Pain levels of greatness. It never happens though, and that isn’t about to change this year.
'Ozark' Is Not the Greatest Show Since 'Breaking Bad'
Read almost any review of Netflix’s hit drama Ozark, and you will very likely read that it is the greatest show since Breaking Bad or is the next incarnation of it. This could be due to a simplified understanding of the subject matter or just lazy writing but the fact is that whatever the case it is simply not true; Ozark is not the best thing since Breaking Bad. Narcos is.
Is Diversity Killing Comics?
Pay enough attention to the comic book forums and you will notice one excuse for poor sales cropping up again and again…diversity. Unbelievable as it may sound, people are actually convinced that this is the leading cause of people turning their backs on the industry. Could there be any truth to these claims?
A frayed knot I’m afraid not A mad dog may be more fitting Then perhaps that’s not hitting The nail on the head The truth may well be dead
How Can DC Save Their Movie Universe?
If you’re reading this then the likelihood is that you’ve seen at least a portion of the movies on offer from Marvel and DC. If that is the case then you’ll be very aware of the disparity in quality that exists between the two cinematic universes. DC have been lagging behind for some time now with stale offering after stale offering and seemingly no idea how to break out of their tailspin. These are just a few suggestions of how to fix things.