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Cosmo’s On The Case Exclusive: The Meeting Rick Famuyiwa Quit The Flash Film

cosmoonthecaseIn addition to his excellent writing and analysis, our own Cosmo is also a secret comic book industry insider. While on the case, Cosmo recently discovered a transcript of the conference that ultimately led director Ruck Famuyiwa to quit the upcoming Flash live action film. Click below for a view behind the curtain of the cut throat comics industrial film complex Continue reading Cosmo’s On The Case Exclusive: The Meeting Rick Famuyiwa Quit The Flash Film

Rise and Fall of the Long Form Narrative

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In the age of binge-watching and Shared Universes, Movies and TV finally seem to have caught up to comics in building stories that last and enthrall for years. On the flip side, with regular reboots and more competition than ever with paltry efforts at diversification have comics become more like TV of the past? Continue reading Rise and Fall of the Long Form Narrative

The Return of the Campy Villian

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It used to be that when you had a colorful hero in the Super variety, there was an equally colorful villain opposite him with an over the top demeanor and wacky scheme. After a time we wanted to take our heroes, and by extension villains, as more real and grown up. Mad scientists and criminals with circus fetishes were replaced by evil corporate CEOs and foreign terrorists. Like all things, this has come full circle with the heroes becoming less stiff and more relaxed and the villains are slowly reflecting that. But why did they vanish in the first place, and how are we seeing them again today? Continue reading The Return of the Campy Villian

Color Me Impressed

As many of you pop culture loving readers know by now, the trailers for Batman VS Superman and Suicide Squad were released at the San Diego Comic Con, and they look pretty good. That said, there is one thing I noticed about them: a distinct lack of color, especially in comparison to the much brighter looking Marvel movies. For example, here’s two gritty movies involving a shadowy government agency:

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That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. DC is trying to create a distinct look and feel for their movies, making them grittier by channeling the lighting of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Marvel tends to use brighter colors in their movies, so this is their way of differentiating themselves. Color is something many don’t normally think about, but it is a vital component to comics and movies. With this observation, I became curious as to how coloring used to mess with our heads. Continue reading Color Me Impressed