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Guest blog: A new kind of comic book

Guest blog: A new kind of comic book

Trashwire friend Brad Faye created One Nation: Out of Darkness to break the comic book hero mold. Brad wrote this guest piece for Trashwire to  give us a glimpse behind the scenes at the making of this original, unique series, and to explain why a comic with a Muslim heroine was so important. … Read entire article »

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Gerard Way’s ‘Killjoys’ a rambunctious thrill ride with a message

Gerard Way’s ‘Killjoys’ a rambunctious thrill ride with a message

When I first heard My Chemical Romance‘s debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love I heard stories of star crossed lovers, fighting to survive, running from a punk rock, horror collage of pain, anguish, tragedy, and vampires.  I could close my eyes and see the moving pictures as they burned and embedded their imagery onto my heart and soul forever.  Leaving an impact on my style, my life, my thoughts, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, Comic Con, Guest Articles, Music

Fitting finale for the ‘Dark Knight’

Fitting finale for the ‘Dark Knight’

Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has the best qualities of comic book adaptations. After a shaky cinematic history, Gotham’s Dark Knight finally gets the respect he deserves with Nolan’s three films: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the final installment, The Dark Knight Rises. Fans are given a fitting farewell in this final film, which ties up loose ends and provides a natural conclusion for our winged hero. The Dark Knight Rises finds Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) … Read entire article »

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Visuals and cast trump mediocre script in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Visuals and cast trump mediocre script in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Back in 2004, I wrote a Trashwire review of Spider-Man 2 under the pen name Dicky Cockerson At the time, Spider-Man 2 was the best Marvel movie to date, surpassing X2.  Although Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy is easily the best comic book adaptation in general, but when it came to Marvel movies, the Spider-Man movies were the best of the lot. Now director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone bring us a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comic Con

Rob Salkowitz takes us to geek mecca with ‘Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture’

Rob Salkowitz takes us to geek mecca with ‘Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture’

No matter if you have attended San Diego Comic-Con or not, the impact of this mega convention has probably affected your life. Author Rob Salkowitz explains how so much of mainstream entertainment has seen the light of day thanks to the fans in attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comic Con, Pop Culture

‘The Avengers’ gives fans the most bang for their buck

‘The Avengers’ gives fans the most bang for their buck

What do you get when you combine Hollywood’s most profitable superheroes in one film? You get action, effects, humor and fun. In other words, you get The Avengers. In case you’ve been living under a rock, or movies based on comic books are so not your thing, The Avengers are a team of heroes from various comic books who have been brought together by S.H.I.E.L.D., a secret military law enforcement agency, on a mission to save … Read entire article »

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‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ captures passion of San Diego Comic-Con

‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ captures passion of San Diego Comic-Con

Perhaps the most overused word when describing fans is “passionate”, but that is the best way to describe all those who attend the behemoth convention that is Comic-Con. Morgan Spurlock has taken on the task of telling the story of Comic-Con 2010 in the documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope–not an easy feat due to the plethora of characters that attend this convention.  Comic-Con is a unique experience for everyone who attends, but Spurlock chooses … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, Comic Con, Movies, Pop Culture

Green Lantern confuses CG for story

Green Lantern confuses CG for story

It’s not every day we get to be excited for a new comic book movie like Green Lantern. No, we only get that excitement once every couple of months when Hollywood decides to churn out a new CGI-filled comic book adaptation. With a cast of Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Peter Sarsgaard with Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness) at the helm, the film had fans excited. However, somewhere along the line, something went … Read entire article »

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Thor is great action movie fun

Thor is great action movie fun

When I first saw the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans, I was sure it was a comedy. The ridiculous accents, the over-the-top action, the beards, all of it felt intentionally bad. Unfortunately, it seems like the filmmakers didn’t realize what a bad movie they had made. Thor is an entirely different story, an action-packed comic book movie that doesn’t make the critical error of taking itself too seriously. … Read entire article »

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Rogen flips the script in The Green Hornet

Rogen flips the script in The Green Hornet

When you think of a comic book hero, the first name that pops into your head probably isn’t Seth Rogen. In fact, many things about The Green Hornet aren’t exactly conventional. The script was penned by Rogen and pal Evan Goldberg, who also wrote Superbad, and directed by Michel Gondry of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fame. This unconventional team is exactly what makes this film feel new and different from the Iron Man explosion fests … Read entire article »

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