DC Comics Moves to Censor Iconic Comic Book Art

After the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s book Seduction of the Innocent in 1954, which accused comic books of having a negative impact on the minds of children, publishers opted to create a self-regulating oversight committee over government regulation of comic book content. This committee would be known as the Comics Code Authority. The organization’s…

Awesome Cheese: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

As I wrote in last month’s Awesome Cheese, comic book films expanded in major ways in the last decade. However, it wasn’t just The Losers that missed a step sometimes; even established franchises go down the wrong path. Such is the case for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Initially envisioned as the first in a new line…

SPOILER REVIEW: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

It took us 21 movies to get to this point. It started in 2008 when Robert Downey Jr. first showed us his portrayal of Tony Stark. The success of Iron Man propelled the Marvel Cinematic Universe into an era of prosperity that no one could’ve seen coming. Since then, the number of superheroes included in…

Why I’m Excited: Superman: Year One

Over the years, comic book mythology has grown and changed, particularly at DC Comics. In the 80s, DC decided to revamp its iconic heroes. As a result, the company created new origin tales for the World’s Finest: The Man of Steel by John Byrne and Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, both of which defined…

Joker Trailer Arrives Online

It looks like we’re about to see what made the Joker smile as the first trailer for Joker, the DC stand-alone feature, has arrived online. This trailer makes the film seem like, well, no other comic book movie we’ve seen before. Joaquin Phoenix was once quoted as saying he wanted to do a character study…

Avengers: Endgame Special Look Releases Alongside Tickets

Tickets for Avengers: Endgame finally went on sale yesterday, and if your experience securing your opening night seats was as frustrating, confounding, and downright terrifying as mine was, you’re probably relieved and in need of a celebratory drink (and, perhaps, considering never using Fandango again). Well, Marvel isn’t handing out oat sodas, but they did…

Angelina Jolie May Join Marvel

Angelina Jolie may go from assassin to Eternal. Deadline reports that the Wanted star – and, in recent years, director, writer, and producer – is in consideration to star in the next big Marvel movie The Eternals. Sources say the role she is up for is under wraps, but I’ve heard from fans she would…