Opinion

Comic Book Films: The Best by Year

Comic Book Films: The Best by Year

September 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Some years have been tough for comic book films, while others have been exceptional. Our Joseph Gioeli is here to determine which years have been the best of the best in terms of quality comic book films. Between 1978 and 2007, there was an average...

10 Anime for Beginners

10 Anime for Beginners

September 22nd, 2017 | by Grant Billings

So you wanna start watching anime? You want to delve into a huge culture that may or may not put you into an awkward situation when someone finds out you are apart of it? Well not to worry, I've thought anime and the kind of...

Binge-Watching: Do We Lose Something in the Process?

Binge-Watching: Do We Lose Something in the Process?

August 30th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Since early 2013, Netflix has produced shows that can be binged. This new wave of entertainment has streaming websites, like Netflix, releasing shows by the season. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli determines whether or not we are losing something in the process of watching our favorite...

Netflix’s Castlevania Packs A Big Bite

Netflix’s Castlevania Packs A Big Bite

August 19th, 2017 | by Nickie Novelist

Our Netflix news hound Nicki Novelist breaks down her thought on Castlevania in her latest column. Netflix’s Castlevania Packs a Big Bite I knew I wanted to give this series a try based on my vague memories of playing Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami....

MCU Directors: Ranking the Top 5

MCU Directors: Ranking the Top 5

August 3rd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Many film fans are just as critical of a film’s director as they are of its actors and writers. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are no exception. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli sorts through the criticisms and opinions to rank the top five directors of...

How to Replace Batman in the DCEU

How to Replace Batman in the DCEU

August 1st, 2017 | by Abel Loza

The nerd community has recently been on an emotional roller-coaster since rumors began to circulate at San Diego Comi Con about Ben Affleck’s departure from the DCEU. These rumors were seemingly put to rest by Affleck himself as he proclaimed that he loved the role...

The Tragedy of Doctor Manhattan

The Tragedy of Doctor Manhattan

July 31st, 2017 | by Davis McCondichie

Doctor Manhattan, the superhero who forced himself back together after being vaporized, has become the most overlooked character in Alan Moore's Watchmen. ComiConverse contributor Davis McCondichie has this appreciation of a sometimes hidden part of his character. The Tragedy of Doctor Manhattan Watchmen readers assume...

MCU: Are They Scared To Use A Female Lead?

MCU: Are They Scared To Use A Female Lead?

July 23rd, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

If there's one thing that the DCEU has on the MCU, it is the fact that, with Wonder Woman, they are the first to release a female-lead comic book movie. This leaves fans to wonder why after all these years the MCU has not released...

Captain America: Steve Rogers and Political Commentary

Captain America: Steve Rogers and Political Commentary

July 23rd, 2017 | by Davis McCondichie

Captain America's 'Hail Hydra' reveal left many fans reeling. ComiConverse Contributor, Davis McCondichie explores the layers of socio-political commentary in Nick Spencer's Captain America: Steve Rogers. Captain America: Steve Rogers and Political Commentary *Disclaimer: The political commentary discussed in this piece does not necessarily represent my...

Nostalgia: Is It Hurting Current Comic Book Films?

Nostalgia: Is It Hurting Current Comic Book Films?

July 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

We are living in the golden age of comic book films, but that does not mean that we are the first generation to love them. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli examines the role nostalgia plays in today’s comic book film industry. There has always been a...

MCU And DCEU Pioneers Who Shaped A Decade Of Cinema

MCU And DCEU Pioneers Who Shaped A Decade Of Cinema

July 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

When thinking of the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes, many people associate a few key pioneers with their success. Whether it be an actor, director, or a top executive within the production company, each of these people have had a very integral part in the...

Bryan Singer v James Mangold: Who Is The Better X-Men Director?

Bryan Singer v James Mangold: Who Is The Better X-Men Director?

July 21st, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

The original X-Men Franchise, with Hugh Jackman as its centerpiece, has been book-ended by Bryan Singer (X-Men (2000)) and James Mangold (Logan (2017)). ComiConverse contributor, Joseph Gioeli, examines which of these directors has had the bigger impact on the franchise. Bryan Singer v James Mangold:...

Actors Who Played Multiple Comic Book Characters: Ranking the Top 5

Actors Who Played Multiple Comic Book Characters: Ranking the Top 5

July 21st, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

It is not uncommon for actors to want to play certain comic book characters; it is a little more uncommon for these actors to play multiple comic book roles. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli ranks the Top 5 actors who have played several comic book characters...

Comic Book Movies: Which Had Cultural Impact?

Comic Book Movies: Which Had Cultural Impact?

July 20th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

“What is the best comic book film ever?”; an extremely broad question that usually brings in multiple varying opinions. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli looks beyond the actual movies to determine which comic book films have been the most important to the culture of comic books...

Decoding The DNA Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy (Part 2)

Decoding The DNA Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy (Part 2)

June 29th, 2017 | by Mitch Nissen

From 2008 to 2011 writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning told the tale of the Guardians. But it was more than merely a story about Star-Lord and his team. DnA (Dan and Andy) piloted the last great era for Marvel's cosmic realms, taking characters created...

Secret Identities: Are They Really Secret?

Secret Identities: Are They Really Secret?

June 25th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

The secret identity has been a staple in comic books since the very beginning; but it seems that as time goes on, these secret identities are starting to become less and less secret. Our Joseph Gioeli delves into this situation to get to the bottom...

Have We Had Enough Of Minions?
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Have We Had Enough Of Minions?

June 25th, 2017 | by ComiConverse

Reformed super-villain Gru adds to his burgeoning family this weekend with the release of "Despicable Me 3," which will likely push the gargantuan franchise past $3 billion at the box office. Have We Had Enough Of Minions? But critics have warned that the seemingly unstoppable...

The Best Superpower: What Would You Choose?

The Best Superpower: What Would You Choose?

June 24th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

The question that has been a hot button topic amongst comic book fans – and even those who are not – has famously been, “What is the best superpower to have?”. Our Joseph Gioeli breaks this question down with superhuman skill. The Best Superpower: What Would...

The Future of The Transformers Franchise is Rated R

The Future of The Transformers Franchise is Rated R

June 24th, 2017 | by Tommy Zimmer

Transformers director Michael Bay has been mapping out the future of the franchise with a bunch of writers. “We got 12 great writers together and they kind of created a viable way the universe could go,” Bay told Fandango. “Spielberg and I liked a couple...

Decoding The DNA Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy (Part 1)

Decoding The DNA Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy (Part 1)

June 13th, 2017 | by Mitch Nissen

From 2008 to 2011 writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning told the tale of the Guardians. But it was more than merely a story about Star-Lord and his team. DnA (Dan and Andy) piloted the last great era for Marvel's cosmic realms, taking characters created...

Comics Versus Movies: Who’s Influencing Who?

Comics Versus Movies: Who’s Influencing Who?

June 4th, 2017 | by Mitch Nissen

The influence of comic books on film, in today’s world, is undeniable. But these movies carry a bit of influence of their own. Marvel and DC for years have been changing their comics and characters to reflect the movies in subtle and sometimes not so...

DCEU vs MCU: Who Did It Better?

DCEU vs MCU: Who Did It Better?

May 1st, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

While critics – and most fans – have been caught up in the MCU hysteria, the DCEU is truly not far behind in terms of creating their own cinematic universe. Our Joseph Gioeli deciphers who has built a better universe and how that will play...

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