Tag: Comic Con

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

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ first look suggests Fox is stylistically merging comics and film

Cast of the upcoming "X-Men" film

Fifteen years ago, Brian Singer’s “X-Men” ushered in the modern age of comic book films. Sitting together in their muted, uniform black outfits, Cyclops (James Marsden) scoffed to Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) at the notion of wearing “yellow spandex” as a costume. This mindset remained pervasive throughout comic book films for years to come; no matter… Read More

No laughing matter: Warner Bros. upset over ‘Suicide Squad’ leak

Jared Leto as the Joker in the trailer for "Suicide Squad"

Amid all of the excitement at San Diego Comic-Con, one reveal stood out above the rest: the “Suicide Squad” trailer.   Check it out below:       It’s nearly impossible to watch that trailer and not feel unfettered excitement over the future of the DC Cinematic Universe. Everything from the film’s tone, to the… Read More

Man channels love of ‘Star Wars’ to preserve memory of late wife

A man walks 600+ miles in a Stormtrooper outfit

Every year, San Diego Comic-Con draws thousands of people together based on a mutual love of all things nerdy — be it superheroes, cartoons, or science fiction. Some of these attendees spend much of their year preparing their costume, but few have a story as heart-wrenching as Stormtrooper Kevin Doyle.   Two years ago, Kevin… Read More

‘Star Wars’ cast reunites at San Diego Comic-Con, geeks everywhere swoon

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer, and Harrison Ford in their roles in "Star Wars"

Although superheroes have dominated San Diego Comic-Con over the last few years, other genres still maintain a rabid fan base, “Star Wars,” in particular. Due to the poor quality of the prequel trilogy, many have been clamoring the sci-fi franchise to return to form for decades.   Footage shown at the convention can be viewed… Read More