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
Back again, with Alex joining Pat & Dean in having sixty four Marvel characters go head to head using Superfight Challenges, Attributes & Locations. How did the characters rank? Who fought who? Who get’s a surprise upset? Who comes out on top? Listen to 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.
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 titledX-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→