Tag: Comic Books

Comic books becoming more mainstream in Nigeria

(Comic Republic)

There has been renewed interest in Nigerian comic books thanks to the work of Comic Republic, a startup based in Lagos. Their comics feature story lines that draw from traditional Nigerian beliefs, and superstitions show characters from a variety of backgrounds with wide-ranging super powers.   Jide Martin founded Comic Republic in 2013 with the tagline,… Read More

Fastest men alive: ‘The Flash’ adds Jay Garrick and Wally West

The Flash

At the beginning of every episode of “The Flash,” Barry Allen makes the bold statement that he is the fastest man alive. At the end of the show’s first season, he successfully defended that title against Reverse Flash, but now it seems he will have more competition in the coming season.   During the season… Read More

Opinion: Why I’m giving ‘Gotham’ a second chance

Gotham show logo

It goes without saying that comic book adaptations have become a fairly common. Between “Daredevil,” “The Flash,” and even the upcoming “Suicide Squad,” they have taken over almost every entertainment medium. I don’t think I am alone in my belief that the freshman season of “Gotham” missed the mark by a considerable degree.   As… Read More

Joining forces: ‘X-Men’ director alludes to connection with ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot

Characters from the "Fantastic Four" and "X-Men" comics

Cinematic universes have become all the rage these days, especially in the realm of superhero movies. We’ve talked about this at great lengths before, but it bears repeating: Fox’s “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” properties have quite a bit of ground to make up to catch Marvel and to a lesser extent, Warner Bros.   They… Read More

‘Arrow’ season 4: Poised to take a new direction

Stephen Amell as Green Arrow for season four promo

The third season of “Arrow” marked a major decline for the series in terms of quality; many of the new elements introduced simply did not work, while old ones became decidedly stale. Despite this disappointment, the upcoming fourth season of “Arrow” seems poised to take the superhero in a considerably new direction.   Social media savant… Read More

‘Ant-Man’ proves that the superhero genre works well with others

Paul Rudd as Ant-Man promotional graphic

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hit theaters this weekend and seems poised to continue the studio’s hot streak.   Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is an ex-con who just wants to get his life together so he can see his daughter again. Desperate and unable to hold a job, he finds his way into the presence of Hank Pym… Read More

One bad day: “Batman: The Killing Joke” animated film announced

The animated Joker from "Batman" comics

It’s nearly impossible to choose one definitive Batman story from comic book lore. From “Year One,” to “Knightfall,” to “The Dark Knight Returns,” each one just as iconic as the last. However, the same cannot be said for his arch-nemesis: The Joker. Ask just about anyone to name the greatest Joker storyline of all time,… Read More

God versus man: ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

Amid all of the news and reveals at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, one stood out above the rest: the reveal of a full length trailer for “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Check it out below!       Clocking in at roughly three and a half minutes, the trailer gives us a… Read More

New “Batman V Superman” images released: Blockbuster slowly unveils itself

Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman all stand in costume

In an era where set photos, leaks, and spoilers consistently mar the production of major motion pictures, the highly anticipated “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” has done a superlative job of keeping much of its production under wraps. By no means have we seen nothing of the production — set photos have leaked to… Read More

With great power comes great responsibility: Marvel replaces Peter Parker as Spider-Man

Marvel Replaces Peter Parker as Spider-Man

Few heroes represent the common man more than Marvel’s web-slinging teenager: Spider-Man. He does not hail from another galaxy, he’s not a hero from the greatest generation, he’s not even a womanizing billionaire. What makes him special is the notion that when greatness comes unexpectedly calling, one must answer in heroic fashion.   For years,… Read More