Welcome to the risk-averse, ersatz world of heroic characterization when hundreds of millions of dollars are on the line.
Why are the Spider-Man movies so bad? Maybe it’s because the character has become stale, locked down by arbitrary contractual definitions? A leaked agreement between Marvel and Sony shows us why Peter Parker always looks like Peter Parker. … [the] legal licensing agreement between entertainment giants Sony Pictures and Marvel, released during the leak of the former, shows that the beloved superhero absolutely cannot be certain things, including black or gay. These mandatory and forbidden traits are spelled out individually
Comics themselves are doing much better, it must be pointed out, with all sorts of diversity creeping into the paper casts.
If you're angry that Spiderman can't be black, gay or naughty in flicks, however, I humbly suggest examining your desire for representation in the umpteenth commercial regurgitation of your grandparents' least-favorite Marvel character. Trying to take the 20th century out of superhero comics is like trying to lick shit out of a Kong toy. Make something new.
This article originally misspelled the name of the toy from which it is difficult to lick shit. Trying to remove the twentieth century from superhero comics is like trying to lick shit from a Kong toy, not a cong toy. Boing Boing regrets the error.
The Folio Society has announced a series of volumes paying tribute to the history of Marvel Comics, the inaugural volume was originally scheduled to feature an introduction from Art Spiegelman, the creator of Maus and the first person to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for a graphic novel.
The Folio Society's limited, slipcased editions (previously) are some of the most beautiful books being produced today; the company's $225 Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 ships in late September, and includes a facsimile of the ultra-rare Marvel Comics #1, reproduced from one of the last surviving mint-condition 1939 copies.
Everything is better in LEGO. Where are the other 1/2 of Earth’s heroes? The ones not eliminated by Thanos ‘snap’ should have been there already right?
Two-thirds of American adults drink coffee every day. On average, they’re each drinking about three cups per day, which works out to nearly 400 million cups downed each and every day. We don’t have stats on what percentage of those cups are God awfully bad, but you have to assume with so many ways to […]
For those with a writing flair, the thought of building a career as a professional copywriter should probably have some appeal. Thankfully, it’s also an in-demand job skill with the average copywriter making a healthy $60,000 a year for their efforts. But even if you have a way with words, you still need the industry […]
While we all love our iPhones and iPads, celebrating the releases of their latest and greatest versions, it’s amusing to consider how much we at the same time HATE the main item that keeps these little tech marvels powered up and working. No, Lightning cables don’t exactly inspire feelings of awe and wonder. It’s more […]