Category Archives: comic books

Hollywood: Don’t Make the Villain Cooler than the Hero (Crazies Are Watching)

Crazy people are with us, always. For a few people, brain chemistry changes, as yet understood, happens mostly around late adolescence and early adulthood, and makes them see things that are not there, in reality. Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, … Continue reading

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DC Comics Goes Gay

And so does the revenue stream from DC Comics derived movies. As “the Avengers” racks up one box office record after another, just in time for the latest Batman movie and the new Superman Movie, DC Comics is announcing that … Continue reading

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Buffy Gets An Abortion: How Comics Aren’t For Kids (And Don’t Make Money)

Dark Horse Comics “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (the comic book continuation of the TV series) has an upcoming issue in which the character, after a night of drunken sex with men she does not remember, decides to get an abortion. … Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Movie Goer: Failure of the Fan-Boy Comic Movie and the Gender-Less Movie Star

Failure is more interesting, often, than success. Success can happen for many reasons. A superior plan. Violent execution of a mediocre plan. Pure luck. Pathetic opponents. But failure, and failure repeated, can teach valuable lessons about the world. About what … Continue reading

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Can Disney Grow With Boys and Men?

With the Mancession in full swing it would appear odd that Disney, along with Time-Warner, is busy restructuring itself to appeal more to men, and boys, but nevertheless, Disney is busy doing just that. Disney recently fired Disney Studios CEO … Continue reading

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Time-Warner Takes Control of DC Comics: Hollywood’s Comic Book Gamble

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily has reported that Time-Warner has taken direct control of DC Comics, with the aim of using DC Comics characters throughout Time-Warner’s media empire: in video games, movies, and television. The new President of DC Entertainment, … Continue reading

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