Question of the Day: Are we at Peak Comic Book (Superhero) Movie?

Much like the Peak Oil analogy, the concept where all the easy oil-wells (cue The Beverly Hillbillies theme, or wailing Middle Eastern aria) have been tapped and exploited and now we either have to drill way off into the ocean, or remove copious amounts of sulphur to get good, usable hydrocarbons or by brute processing force, extract it from the sticky tar...

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MorePop: Batman – The Night of the Owls

“Beware the court of owls, that watches all the time, Ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they watch you in your bed, Speak not a whispered word of them or they’ll send the talon for your head.”   When I initially wrote my first impressions of DC’s New 52 for this column, there...

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MorePop: The DC New 52

I‘ve never really been a comic book reader, other than gobbling up Archie and Uncle Scrooge when I was a kid, and delving into the occasional graphic novel more recently. But I’ve been more and more intrigued by them, and kind of fascinated with the idea of weekly comic reading. Mostly what’s stopped me from getting into comics is the sheer...

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