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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
X-Men Franchise: Ranking The Top 5 Movies

X-Men Franchise: Ranking The Top 5 Movies

March 25th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli
In honor Hugh Jackman’s probable final ride donning the adamantium claws in Logan this year, ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli ranks the top five movies in the X-Men franchise. X-Men Franchise: Ranking the Top 5 Movies The X-Men franchise was one of the first major superhero franchises to grace the...
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...
The Mere-Exposure Effect: Why We Love Batman’s Bad Guys

The Mere-Exposure Effect: Why We Love Batman’s Bad Guys

January 2nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli
Over the years, we, as comic book fans, have come to love the super-villain foes that our heroes battle, specifically, the Caped Crusader’s plethora of antagonists that he is always fighting. Our Joseph Gioeli analyzes why we have come to like these villains so much. Mere-Exposure...
Batfleck: Why We May Be Taking Him For Granted

Batfleck: Why We May Be Taking Him For Granted

December 31st, 2016 | by Joseph Gioeli
Ben Affleck's depiction of the Bat earlier this year in Batman v Superman fell under some immediate scrutiny. Since then, critics and fans alike have mitigated their negative reviews and at least tried to give this Batman a second chance. Our Joseph Gioeli takes a look...
Daredevil Season 3: Five Things We’d Love To See

Daredevil Season 3: Five Things We’d Love To See

October 20th, 2016 | by Joseph Gioeli
Seasons 1 and 2 for Netflix's first Marvel Cinematic Universe series, Daredevil, was wildly successful. Our Joseph Gioeli analyzes how they can continue their success with the five things fans want to will see in Season 3. Daredevil Season 3: Five Things We'd Love To...
Wonder Woman: The DCEU’s Secret Weapon

Wonder Woman: The DCEU’s Secret Weapon

September 29th, 2016 | by Joseph Gioeli
Wonder Woman has been a female icon in popular culture for generations. But can she help the DCEU expand its audience successfully? Our Joseph Gioeli is here to look at Wonder Woman's effect on the DCEU. Wonder Woman: The DCEU's Secret Weapon Since the dawn...

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