Comics writer Len Wein passed away over the weekend at the age of 69 years old. Wein was the co-creator of characters like Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Nightcrawler, Storm, Collusus, Luscious Fox and was editor of the seminal Watchmen series. He has writen on titles like X-Men, Justice League Of America, Detective Comics, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, The Fantastic Four & Green Lantern in addition to editing The New Teen Titans, Batman & The Outsiders, All Star Squadron, Camelot 3000 and more. More details at DC
The X-Men occupy a precarious position in the comic book franchise war between Fox, Marvel Studios, and DC/WB. While the live-action comic book blockbuster owes a debt to 2000’s X-Men, the sequels, prequels, and spinoffs have been of varying quality that now Fox has fallen far behind its more recent rivals. Fox holds the rights to one of most complex and popular Marvel comics mythologies, but its only with two of the most recent adaptations that we see the true potential to be tapped. Continue reading What Logan and Legion get about the X-Men
We’ve seen contestants fight their way through the toughest competitions in each tournament, now they must face the gods of the games, the masters of reality, that’s right; the NBC podcast hosts Alex, Dean & Patrick, in addition to #1 super fan Karl. Can our hero’s from tournaments survive or will the hosts reign victorious? Listen and find out
As superheroes continue to win massive profits at the box office and graphic novels strengthen their literary credentials, the amount of comic book adaptation increase in turn. This year’s crowded slate kicks off on Friday with The LEGO Batman Movie. While the majority of these projects remain dominated by capes and tights, there is some cursory interest in exploring other aspects of the medium. What follows is an overview of 2017’s offerings loosely ranked by level of interest.
Well, the first one was set (rather haphazardly) to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, so scoring the latest to “Amazing Grace” is a logical progression . . .
Oh and another fleeting glimpse of Stephen Merchant’s Caliban.
Logan, directed by James Mangold, opens March 3rd.
An argument that I often fought against until recently was that Fox Studios doesn’t know what to do with the film rights to the X-Men. A portion of comic fans are convinced that the X-films are a travesty and Fox should give up the film rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four to Marvel. After the disappointing and appropriately titled X-Men: Apocalypse, I may not be in full agreement with those fans but must now admit Fox is looking mostly bad for their recent results. Continue reading Fox May Not Know What They’re Doing Anymore