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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Steps to Navigate the World of Comic Books

5 Steps to Navigate the World of Comic Books

June 24th, 2017 | by Davis McCondichie

When someone first walks into a comic book shop, it can be overwhelming. Our Davis McCondichie has some ideas to ease you in to one of the world's great hobbies. 5 Steps to Navigate the World of Comic Books Walls are decorated floor-to-ceiling with superheroes...

8 Marvel Movies No One Remembers

8 Marvel Movies No One Remembers

April 11th, 2017 | by Dan Goad

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to go from strength to strength, but there was a time when Marvel couldn't get a single movie right. ComiConverse contributor Dan Goad looks back on the failures that have since been forgotten. 8 Marvel Movies No One Remembers It's...

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...

Game Review: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Game Review: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

December 23rd, 2016 | by Dan Goad

Activision's 2006 Marvel based action role-playing game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was re-released on current generation consoles and PC this year. But is the game worth going back to? Game Review: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2006 was a long time ago. Ten years to be precise. In...

Marvel Cinematic Universe: What’s After Phase 3?

Marvel Cinematic Universe: What’s After Phase 3?

October 8th, 2016 | by Dewayne Edwards

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the fore front of comic book movies, through Disney since the beginning in 2008, with the film, "Iron Man". With the Marvel Cinematic Universe beginning Phase 3, with "Captain America: Civil War", it's hard not to look forward to...

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Should Marvel’s Characters Come Home?

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Should Marvel’s Characters Come Home?

September 24th, 2016 | by Dewayne Edwards

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, known as the MCU, has been dominating the box office and fan interest for many years now. With the major success of recent movies, with how characters and their stories are being told, it's sometimes hard not to want the Marvel Cinematic...

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...

Wonder Woman Movie: Why Gal Gadot Is Our Only Hope
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Wonder Woman Movie: Why Gal Gadot Is Our Only Hope

September 11th, 2016 | by David Hernandez

The Wonder Woman movie is coming to the big screen and millions of fans are anxiously waiting. After several DCEU films that have garnered mixed reactions, what will become of Gal Gadot's stand-alone project? Here our David Hernandez lays out his case that a lot...

Spider-Man Homecoming: Why We Need Another Spider-Man Film

Spider-Man Homecoming: Why We Need Another Spider-Man Film

August 29th, 2016 | by David Hernandez

Spider-Man has been one of the most portrayed characters in modern-day motion pictures. Here, our own David Hernandez make the case that Spidey's best days at the cinema are still ahead of him. Why We Need Another Spider-Man Movie I am writing this article in...

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer Debuts

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer Debuts

April 16th, 2016 | by Arjun Sarai

It's been long awaited, and it's finally here. Marvel Entertainment and Disney Studios have officially released the teaser trailer for their upcoming superhero flick Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. With a few comic book films already being released in 2016 (Deadpool,...

Review: Doctor Strange #1

Review: Doctor Strange #1

February 11th, 2016 | by Mitch Nissen

Doctor Strange may not have gotten as much attention as other upcoming Marvel releases, like Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, but have no fear. Our Mitch Nissen is here to break down the latest Doctor Strange comic for you, so we can all get to know...

5 Events That Changed The Marvel Universe
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5 Events That Changed The Marvel Universe

January 27th, 2016 | by Mitch Nissen

Marvel Comics have had some of the biggest events in comics history. Nothing gets fantoms excited like a truly influential moment for their favourite characters. Here, our Mitch Nissen looks at five events that truly changed the Marvel Comics universe. Civil War, Age of Ultron,...

Grant Ward: Hot Mess or Messy Writing?
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Grant Ward: Hot Mess or Messy Writing?

October 18th, 2015 | by Jenny Krohn

With those high cheekbones, a tragic backstory and moves that can literally kill, it is undeniable that Grant Ward’s puppy-dog eyes are virtually irresistible. So what is up with Grant Ward? With the new season of Agents of SHIELD on the air, this is a character who...

Agents of SHIELD: 5 Things We Want To See In Season 3

Agents of SHIELD: 5 Things We Want To See In Season 3

September 18th, 2015 | by K.A. Alexander

The excitement continues to build towards season three of Agents of SHIELD. Our K. A. Alexander is here with more on what we all want to see. After a much maligned first season, Agents of SHIELD found a new path following a plot redirect spurred...

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