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...

Decoding the DnA of Guardians of the Galaxy (Part 4)

Decoding the DnA of Guardians of the Galaxy (Part 4)

September 11th, 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...

TerrifiCon Hits The Jackpot At Mohegan Sun

TerrifiCon Hits The Jackpot At Mohegan Sun

September 1st, 2017 | by Linda Marie

A comic con in a casino? Yup! TerrifiCon was held at The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville Connecticut. No matter what your luck on the casino floor, all fans were winners as they entered the convention hall. TerrifiCon Brings Top Notch Celebs Celebrity Guests Finn Jones...

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...

Review: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1-6

Review: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1-6

August 3rd, 2017 | by Mitch Nissen

Three months have passed since Marvel relaunched their core Guardians of the Galaxy book in the wake of writer Brian Michael Bendis’ departure from the title last April. Since May we have received six regular issues of All-New Guardians of the Galaxy plus a Free...

Decoding the DnA of the Guardians of the Galaxy (Part 3)

Decoding the DnA of the Guardians of the Galaxy (Part 3)

July 23rd, 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...

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...

Marvel Cinematic Universe Post Credit Scenes: Ranking the Top 10

Marvel Cinematic Universe Post Credit Scenes: Ranking the Top 10

July 20th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

For the past decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has trained fans to wait until ALL the credits roll through before leaving the theater. Over the past 15 films, the MCU has racked up 26 post-credit scenes. Most of them foreshadow the next film or a...

Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Complete Season 3)

Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Complete Season 3)

July 9th, 2017 | by Alan Stock

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is Season 3 of the episodic The Walking Dead game series by Telltale Games. All episodes are now released and you can buy a season pass to play all of them at once. A New Frontier is available on...

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...

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...

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five Characters We’d Love To See

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five Characters We’d Love To See

June 4th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

By year-end, the MCU will have released 17 total films. Most of these films were focused on very popular characters (Iron Man, Captain America, etc.) but as they continue, the characters are starting to become more intricate. Our Joseph Gioeli lists some new characters fans...

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

April 25th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) blew everyone away, introducing fresh faces into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It had some galactic twists; relying heavily on a solid 80's soundtrack. But how does the anticipated sequel stack up? Find out as film critic Jordan Samuel gets hooked...

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On #1

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On #1

April 23rd, 2017 | by Mitch Nissen

Marvel is once again loading up on their Guardians of the Galaxy library in anticipation of the highly anticipated forthcoming film.  Guardians of the Galaxy: Dream On #1 may be one of the most satisfying Guardians books since Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's seminal run....

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...

Fan Fest Chicago: Ready For Some Con-Fusion!

Fan Fest Chicago: Ready For Some Con-Fusion!

March 5th, 2017 | by Linda Marie

Fan Fest Chicago Brings Walker Stalker and Heroes & Villains to the windy city. For the first time, these two conventions come together for an incredible fan meet-up on March 25-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Fan Fest: Pop Culture Personified Fan Fest,...

The Walking Dead: We ComiConverse With Michael Rooker

The Walking Dead: We ComiConverse With Michael Rooker

March 2nd, 2017 | by Linda Marie

Michael Rooker, star of The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy, was also star 2016's Walker Stalker Con Philadelphia. Our own Linda White had the good fortune to catch up with Michael Rooker and get his thoughts on where his career stands at the...

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...

Review: Nova #2

Review: Nova #2

January 24th, 2017 | by Mitch Nissen

Sam Alexander rockets into his third ongoing series as Nova from Marvel Comics and this time he's not alone. Marvel's original human rocket, Richard Rider, makes his bold return! ComiConverse contributor Mitch Nissen is here with all the high flying details. Review: Nova #2 In...

Comic Book Men: Chatting With Ming Chen

Comic Book Men: Chatting With Ming Chen

December 18th, 2016 | by Linda Marie

Comic Book Men on AMC is on of the hottest shows in all of geekdom. Here, our Comic-Con beat reporter chats with the one and only Ming Chen. Comic Book Men: No Ordinary Nerds The offbeat and often hilarious AMC hit TV show Comic Book...

Heroes And Villains Fan Fest: A Fabulous Finale

Heroes And Villains Fan Fest: A Fabulous Finale

December 12th, 2016 | by Linda Marie

Heroes and Villains Fan Fest: First Class from Jersey to Georgia. I kicked off 2016 with Heroes and Villains Fan Fest (HVFF) in New Jersey and couldn't think of a better way to end 2016 than with those same incredible people who bring so much...

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