Opinion

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What’s Next For Doctor Strange?

What’s Next For Doctor Strange?

November 11th, 2016 | by Scott Place

After the global release of Doctor Strange, our Scott Place breaks down the ways that Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme could be appearing in the future.  What's Next for Doctor Strange? After the critical and commercial success of Doctor Strange, its increasingly likely that he'll become an integral part...

The Flash: Warner Brothers Loses Their Director Again

The Flash: Warner Brothers Loses Their Director Again

November 2nd, 2016 | by Davis McCondichie

Flash fanatics just received another reason to worry about the future of a solo movie. We have the news covered for you here on ComiConverse. The Flash: Warner Brothers Loses Their Director Again Director Rick Famuyiwa has left the project citing creative differences. The move...

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...

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:...

Review: The Vision #11

Review: The Vision #11

September 23rd, 2016 | by Adam Barnhardt

Hey there, ComiConverse readers!  Adam here. This is my first post as a new Contributor to ComiConverse and for my introductory bit on this site, I figured I'd give a review of one of the hottest books on the shelves now:  The Vision as written...

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...

Best Movie Soundtracks: Where Did The Music Go?

Best Movie Soundtracks: Where Did The Music Go?

September 10th, 2016 | by David Hernandez

The best movie soundtracks are tunes that stay with us forever. Yet, some would argue that there has been a downward slide in the quality of the best movie soundtracks available at the cinema. Here to explain his feelings about that missing movie magic is...

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...

Nerdcast: Episode 42 (X-Men: Apocalypse Special)

Nerdcast: Episode 42 (X-Men: Apocalypse Special)

May 24th, 2016 | by Jordan Samuel

The guys are back with the latest episode of NERDCAST, so get some hot coffee and buckle up for the ride. ComiConverse is back again with Episode 42 of the Nerdcast Network Podcast, hosted by fellow writer Jordan Samuel who invites Dale and Roger to...

Standoff – All New All Different Avengers #7

Standoff – All New All Different Avengers #7

April 22nd, 2016 | by Seth Frederiksen

The All New, All Different Avengers throw their hats into the ring in the fourth installment of the Standoff Event. ComiConverse Contributor, Seth Frederiksen, has the official ComiConverse review. Synopsis: The issue begins with Sam Wilson and Jane Foster, the newest Captain America and Thor, respectively,...

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...

ComiConverse Fantasy Football Draft – Part 2

ComiConverse Fantasy Football Draft – Part 2

August 18th, 2015 | by L. K. Roberts

Welcome back to part two of our fantasy football comic book lineup! If you didn’t get a chance to read Part One, check it out here for a peek at my choices for coach, quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. My team represents key players...

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