Opinion

Superhero Hype: Why Can’t We Create New Superheroes?

Superhero Hype: Why Can’t We Create New Superheroes?

September 26th, 2016 | by David Hernandez

Superhero hype and discussion has become the passion of millions of fans and an increasing obsession for the mainstream media; however, even the most successful trends can eventually become stale. Here, our David Hernandez looks at why we can't easily create new superheroes. Superhero Hype:...

The DCEU: Superman And The Flash To The Rescue

The DCEU: Superman And The Flash To The Rescue

September 23rd, 2016 | by Ryan Mayer

The DCEU is now a fully matured franchise and its upcoming Justice League films will do much to solidify its reputation amongst fans, for good or for ill. Here, our Ryan Mayer looks at the impact that Superman and The Flash can have on the...

Why Hollywood Needs To Cease Grovelling To China

Why Hollywood Needs To Cease Grovelling To China

September 21st, 2016 | by ComiConverse

Hollywood and China are developing a relationship that may come to define much of the mainstream motion picture industry in the future. Here, our ComiConverse editorial page sounds the alarm at some disturbing trends that should concern fans, regardless of where they fall on the...

Batman v Superman: Lex Luthor, Mental Illness And Me

Batman v Superman: Lex Luthor, Mental Illness And Me

September 20th, 2016 | by Shannen Murphy

Batman v Superman created some fascinating characters, with Lex Luthor being one of the most hotly debated. Here, we use Lex Luthor to dive into issues of metal health from one fan's perspective. Batman v Superman: Lex Luthor, Mental Illness And Me My name is...

X-Men Movies: Is The Phoenix Saga Next?

X-Men Movies: Is The Phoenix Saga Next?

September 20th, 2016 | by Cat Crawford

 X-Men movies have been at the centre of the comic book movie experience for the better part of two decades. As a new generation begins to take over the franchise, there is significant debate over where the storylines should go next. Our Cat Crawford is...

Comic Book Culture Is Alive And Well

Comic Book Culture Is Alive And Well

September 15th, 2016 | by Abel Loza

In the age of the comic book movie, traditional comic book culture has come under enormous pressure; however, there are some reasons to remain up beat. Our Abel Loza lays out the case for optimism in his first article for ComiConverse. Comic Book Culture Is...

Batman Day: Do You Have What It Takes To Be Batman?

Batman Day: Do You Have What It Takes To Be Batman?

September 14th, 2016 | by E. Paul Zehr

Batman Day. That one 24 hour period every year where we all get to imagine ourselves as the Caped Crusader. Here, in his first post for ComiConverse, Dr. E. Paul Zehr asks whether or not any of us has what it takes to be Batman....

Is Netflix The Perfect Place For Black Widow?

Is Netflix The Perfect Place For Black Widow?

September 13th, 2016 | by Cat Crawford

 Black Widow getting her own film or series has been a topic bantered about by fans, ever since Scarlett Johansson made the character world famous in the first of her movie appearances for Marvel. Here, our own Cat Crawford continues the debate by looking at...

DCEU: Why Are We So Hard On Warner Brothers?

DCEU: Why Are We So Hard On Warner Brothers?

September 12th, 2016 | by Dewayne Edwards

Warner Brothers has placed enormous bets on the success of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). With a pattern of negative fan reaction having developed throughout the release of their first three films, its worth asking if fan expectations are aligned correctly. Our Dewayne Edwards takes...

Why Stranger Things Is Exactly What We Needed

Why Stranger Things Is Exactly What We Needed

September 5th, 2016 | by Conor Murray

Stranger Things: Netflix's most successful original show. A beautiful homage to 80s entertainment. The perfect blend of nostalgia and story. These phrases are but a few options available to describe the huge Netflix success - Stranger Things. Here, our Conor Murray explains why Stranger Things...

DCEU: What’s Right With The DC Extended Universe

DCEU: What’s Right With The DC Extended Universe

September 5th, 2016 | by Dusty Haynes

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has generated no end of intense fan debate, much of it occurring here on ComiConverse. Here, our own Duty Haynes take a look at all of the things going right with the big-screen portrayals of some of our favourite DC...

Batman v Superman: The Triumph of Hope in the DCEU
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Batman v Superman: The Triumph of Hope in the DCEU

September 3rd, 2016 | by Kyle King

Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition has shone new light on the relationship between Batman and Superman in the DCEU. ComiConverse has already been home to some epic debate about the state of the DC Extended Universe and today is no exception. Here, our Man of...

DCEU: How to Fix the DC Extended Universe
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DCEU: How to Fix the DC Extended Universe

September 1st, 2016 | by Dusty Haynes

The DCEU continues to expand and draw furious debate from fans who have no end of advice for Zach Snyder and those steering the Warner Bros. ship. Here, our own Dusty Haynes lays out his case for how the DCEU can be strengthened going forward....

NYCC: ‘Con’ned In New York City

NYCC: ‘Con’ned In New York City

August 31st, 2016 | by Linda Marie

NYCC (New York Comic Con) has few fans as big as our own Linda White. Here, Linda lays out her love for New York's Comic Con in her first opinion piece for ComiConverse. NYCC: 'CON'NED IN NEW YORK CITY! I blame New York Comic Con...

LGBT Geeks Get Their Flame On At FlameCon 2

LGBT Geeks Get Their Flame On At FlameCon 2

August 31st, 2016 | by Shannen Murphy

FlameCon 2 recently went down in New York City and our Shannen Murphy was there for ComiConverse. Here, Shannen details her recent time and experiences at the event and what the sense of community meant to her. LGBT Geeks Get Their Flame On At FlameCon...

Spider-Man: Preparing For The New Mary Jane

Spider-Man: Preparing For The New Mary Jane

August 27th, 2016 | by Dewayne Edwards

Mary Jane Watson rumours are swirling around the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Fan outrage over comic book movie castings is nothing new, but here our own Dewayne Edwards lays out a defence of recent studio castings and explains why fans should be avoid a rush...

Superman: Defining The Ideal Man of Steel
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Superman: Defining The Ideal Man of Steel

August 26th, 2016 | by Ryan Mayer

Superman has few fans on this planet more devoted than our own Ryan Mayer. Here, in an epic opinion piece, Ryan defines his ideal version of the character, and lays out what he considers to be the Man of Steel's essential traits. Superman: Defining The...

Star Wars: Why I Cannot Wait For Rogue One
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Star Wars: Why I Cannot Wait For Rogue One

August 24th, 2016 | by David Hernandez

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is racing towards is December release date, and our David Hernandez obviously can't wait. Here, in his first post for ComiConverse, David lets us know why Rogue One has him more excited about Star Wars than he's been in...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Punch To Your Childhood

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Punch To Your Childhood

August 17th, 2016 | by Emmy Fleming

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is on bookstands now and our very own Emmy Fleming has read it cover-to-cover.  Here, in our first review for ComiConverse, she breaks five areas within the story that are likely to trouble Harry Potter fans. Harry Potter and...

Looking Back At Batman: Arkham Knight

Looking Back At Batman: Arkham Knight

August 15th, 2016 | by Dan Attlee

Batman: Arkham Knight was certainly one of the most popular superhero games in recent times. Here, our Dan Attlee looks back at the game and assesses its success in moving the niche forward. Looking Back At Batman: Arkham Knight I didn't purchase the final game...

DC vs Marvel: Is The DCEU Playing Catch Up?

DC vs Marvel: Is The DCEU Playing Catch Up?

August 14th, 2016 | by Dewayne Edwards

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) have now been around for years and fans have had the opportunity to gauge the success of each. Our Dewayne Edwards looks at where the horserace stands following the summer of 2016. DC vs...

DC Extended Universe: Evaluating The Joker
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DC Extended Universe: Evaluating The Joker

August 8th, 2016 | by Ryan Mayer

The Joker has landed in the DC Extended Universe with Suicide Squad and every fan on earth has their own passionate take. Here, our own Ryan Mayer takes a look at where this version of the Clown Prince of Crime ranks in the character's long...

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