Category Archives: superheroes

Who’s your target? Comic Cover Anatomy, pt. 2

or ‘Why the Spiderwoman cover didn’t work…’ Say you have a company that publishes comic books and you’ve been in business for decades. The characters for your company are iconic and embedded in American pop culture. There have been TV … Continue reading

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BOOM!: Anatomy of Comic Covers, pt. 1

Today’s comic sales are way down compared to their glory days in the Silver or Bronze age. Companies used to sell hundreds of thousands of titles a month. Today, the number is in the tens of thousands. That’s pathetic. Comics … Continue reading

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Authenticity and the Shelf Life of Things in Pop Culture

Things created in pop culture have a limited shelf life. No matter how good, original and talented the initial creator of something is, over time people will become bored with or indifferent to the thing created. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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Amazing Spiderman 2 Review (2014)

One could say a popcorn flick is a movie that you turn your brain off and watch. Popcorn is a nearly empty food to consume. You add butter, salt and flavoring to it, but beneath the additives, it’s still a … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim & the Wolverine (2013)

Pacific Rim Growing up I loved watching old Japanese monster movies as well as other low budget Japanese superhero films. This was the world BSW (Before Star Wars). I’d laugh and enjoy the antics of Ultraman, Johnny Socko and his … Continue reading

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