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Tuesday Top Ten: Comic Book Adaptation Soundtracks

One thing that can give comic adaptations an edge over comics is the inclusion of music to convey mood and emotion for our beloved characters. Here are our ten choices for soundtracks that bring the emotion and the beats. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Comic Book Adaptation Soundtracks

The Wicked+The Divine, Prince & Modern Pop Music

“Do I believe in God? Do I believe in me?”

The Wicked + The Divine 6On April 21st, 2016, popular music lost one of it’s most innovative and important artists in the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, or as he’s most often to referred to as, Prince. The singer’s death caused a mixture of emotional outpourings from fellow musicians, those in the record industry, music writers & fans alike. As a solo artist, Prince touched so many peoples lives in different ways while being one of the most prolific and forward thinking artist of the 20th century. Skewing genre, Prince’s DNA can be found across the modern pop landscape in rock, EDM, hip hop & modern R&B in equal measure. One only needs to take a cursory listen to Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Calvin Harris, Daft Punk, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, A$AP Rocky, MIA, Diplo, Miguel, Fetty Wap, MGMT, Frank Ocean, Skrillex, Young Thug or any  number of popular musical artists and hear Prince’s DNA engrained within the sound. So when the prolific creative partnership of Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson & Clayton Cowles teamed up to create the ongoing creator owned series, The Wicked+The Divine, a comic book where several pop star analogues are made as gods visiting earth for a brief two years and thrown into modern celebrity culture, a character representing Prince was a no brainer, even if they held back on revealing very much about the character until the books second arc. Based on the Summerian god of love, fertility & warfare, Inanna arrived in issue six of the series fully realized and instantly recognizable as Prince. But in the wake of the artists untimely passing, looking at how The Wicked+The Divine explores Prince through the symbolism of Inanna & the Pantheon in the fandemonium arc and how his legacy influenced the analogue character’s explored in Commercial Suicide gives a fascinating portrait of modern popular music, Prince’s place in it and how we got here. Continue reading The Wicked+The Divine, Prince & Modern Pop Music

Freeze Frame 4/22/2016

From Transformers vs GI Joe #12 by Tom Scioli
From Transformers vs GI Joe #12 by Tom Scioli

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