Comic Books In the Digital Age

Comic Books In the Digital Age

 

When we think about how comic books have changed in the past several years, or even decades, the most obvious example that comes to mind is the genre’s explosion into the film industry. It was probably inevitable that popular comic heroes would be adapted to film, just as popular literature and even ancient legends have. However, no one could have foreseen just how enormous the comic book industry’s influence on cinema has become. Now, it seems as if every IronMan_1month brings us a new Marvel or DC blockbuster primed to earn over $100 million at the box office.

This is most evident with the recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy, a film that many doubted would have much success given the limited public knowledge of its characters. Yet, it’s clear that this movie isn’t a failure, misstep, or letdown of any kind. According to Vox, GotG is a “massive success” at the box office with its $94-million opening weekend at a time when movie-going tends to be slower. Vox contends that this victory for Marvel should give them more confidence moving forward in the cinematic realm, because, again, this franchise wasn’t exactly buzzing like that of Spider-Man, Superman, etc. Could this mean we’ll finally see other comic book characters getting their just due at the theatres? We’ll see.

 

Beyond films, though, what fewer people realize is that the transition of comics to digital media goes well beyond the cinema. There’s an assumption among many that film simply represents the new form for comic stories. The truth, however, is that new comics are still made in traditional form as well, and old ones are reissued, collected, and re-read on a regular basis. And because of the high demand for comic content, it is perhaps only natural that a number of mobile tools have emerged to help collectors and enthusiasts to stay on top of their favourite characters and stories. Here’s a look at a few such tools that demonstrate the modern transition of comics to digital form, both through readers and games.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer #1 Featuring Jamie Foxx as Electro

The First Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer
with Electro!

Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man," also starring Emma Stone. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Imageworks. ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.

 

Here’s your first look at the brand new trailer for Columbia Pictures’ Amazing Spider-Man 2 featuring Jamie Foxx as Electro and a whole lot of destruction!

The film brings back Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and introduces Jamie Foxx as Electro and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in the U.S. on May 2nd, 2014 and has not yet been rated.

 

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Iron Man 3 Trailer & Movie Poster

IRON MAN 3 MOVIE POSTER & TRAILER

Iron Man 3 Movie Poster

Marvel Studios has released a new movie poster to go along with the latest trailer for Iron Man 3. This time, Iron Man takes on The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and he requires some heavy duty backup!

This looks to be an exciting and action packed film. Iron Man 3 will be released on May 3rd, 2013 in both Digital3D and RealD.

Watch the latest Iron Man 3 trailer below:

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Iron Man 3 Super Bowl Teaser Trailer

IRON MAN 3 TEASER TRAILER

Iron Man 3 Teaser Image

On Sunday February 3rd, 2013, there is a big event taking place!

No, we’re not talking about that Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers game… we’re talking about the debut of the first full Iron Man 3 movie trailer!

Today, Walt Disney Studios released a high res image and a :10 teaser trailer for the debut during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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Eric Powell’s The Goon PSA by David Fincher and Blur Studio

The Goon
 
The Goon is a creator-owned comic by Eric Powell that is currently published by Dark Horse Comics. For the last few years, director David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, The Social Network) has been shopping around a CG film version of The Goon with little success.
 
Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti are on board to voice The Goon and his sidekick Frankie and Blur Studios is providing the wonderful CG animation for the film. Blur Studios has recently done some off-time work on a Public Service Announcement featuring The Goon. While it’s still in the rough stages, it’s still a good indicator of what you can expect from the film – if it ever gets studio financing.

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Close up photos of Batman vs Bane from The Dark Knight Rises

Yesterday we posted images of Tom Hardy as Bane from Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. Well, today more photos have surfaced. This time we catch the hero and villain trading blows! These images come courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com.

Shooting on location in Pittsburgh, PA in late July, it must get pretty hot in those costumes. The fake snow doesn’t make it any cooler either. 

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