Opinion

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...

Spider-Man Homecoming: Do We Need Uncle Ben’s Famous Line?

Spider-Man Homecoming: Do We Need Uncle Ben’s Famous Line?

April 12th, 2017 | by Martín López

Arguably the most popular superhero line of all time is Spider-Man's "with great power comes great responsibility" attributed to Ben Parker, also known as Uncle Ben. But has it become too much of a cliche? Spider-Man Homecoming: Do We Need Uncle Ben's Famous Line? The...

Can Logan Win an Oscar?

Can Logan Win an Oscar?

April 8th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

Logan, another R rated Fox owned Marvel film with a lot of positive response. Even more than Deadpool, leaving everyone wondering if this will be the first comic book movie to win best picture for the up coming Oscars since Dark Knight. Our Dewayne Edwards...

Comic Book Movies: Are They Testing Fans?

Comic Book Movies: Are They Testing Fans?

March 23rd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Many comic book fans, DC and Marvel alike, tend to always find a silver lining in movies that are generally considered to be a “flop”. Our Joseph Gioeli plays Devil’s Advocate and poses the question: “Are comic book movies testing fan’s loyalty and optimism?” Comic...

Comic Book Movies: Why We Shouldn’t Want the DCEU to Fail

Comic Book Movies: Why We Shouldn’t Want the DCEU to Fail

March 12th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

The DCEU has been under the spotlight of criticism for years now. With rumors of Ben Affleck wanting out of playing Batman (please take that with a grain of salt), and other inner things happening with Warner Bros. and their movies. A lot of people are losing...

Where Does Watchmen Fit Into The Rebirth DC Universe?

Where Does Watchmen Fit Into The Rebirth DC Universe?

March 12th, 2017 | by Kyle King

These are exciting times to be a DC Comics fan. The publisher’s Rebirth relaunch has been a stunning success, and the promises of Geoff Johns’s DC Universe: Rebirth #1 are starting to come to fruition, with Superman: Reborn underway and The Button forthcoming next month....

Review: The Flash Season 3

Review: The Flash Season 3

February 19th, 2017 | by Yul Espinosa

Flash Season 3 has taken the character and the world of the show in a new direction. ComiConverse contributor Yul Espinoza has a full review. I wish I could say I am loving the 3rd season of The Flash. The show, however, has started to feel like...

The 14 Most Exciting Blockbusters of 2017

The 14 Most Exciting Blockbusters of 2017

February 18th, 2017 | by Grant Billings

2017 is shaping up to be a big year at the box office. ComiConverse contributor Grant Billings has a definitive rundown of the most exciting blockbusters need to look for this year. Power Rangers Director: Dean Israellite (Project Almanac) Starring: Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks, Rita Repulsa, Naomi...

Comic Book Movie: Making Fantastic 4 Fantastic

Comic Book Movie: Making Fantastic 4 Fantastic

February 14th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

After three unsuccessful attempts at Fantastic 4 films, a lot of movie fans are begging Fox Studios to give the rights to the quartet back to Marvel. As of right now, the MCU has earned the trust of an audience. ComiConverse contributor Dewayne Edwards explains why the Fantastic...

Justice League Dark Review

Justice League Dark Review

February 11th, 2017 | by Abel Loza

The DC animated universe continues to grow. The latest installment, Justice League Dark, was released on DVD and Blu Ray February 7th (already available in digital download). Justice League Dark takes a look at the murkier, more supernatural world of the DC universe and introduces some...

What Marvel Is Doing Right: Movies v. Netflix

What Marvel Is Doing Right: Movies v. Netflix

February 10th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Marvel has been had the most successful comic book movie adaptations of the past decade. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli looks at Marvel’s formulas for success on the big screen vs. their Netflix shows, as well as giving his view on how they can find continued success. DISCLAIMER: Even though I...

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