Image Sends Chaykin’s DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA Back to Press

Image Sends Chaykin’s DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA Back to Press

Few comic book creators in the modern era are as unabashedly topical as Howard Chaykin, something which appears to be working in the favor of Divided States of Hysteria. The Portland-based independent comics publisher announced today that the first issue of the series had sold out at the distributor level and will be sent back to press for a second edition. The first issue of Divided States of Hysteria arrived to mixed reception from critics,…

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BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW: How Its Cancellation Exemplifies Big Comics’ Big Problem

BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW: How Its Cancellation Exemplifies Big Comics’ Big Problem

As my colleague Murphy Leigh reported yesterday in an excellent piece, Marvel Comics has cancelled Black Panther & The Crew after only two issues, and Murphy’s piece makes a persuasive argument that both Marvel and the comics press (us here at Capeless included) could have done more to raise awareness of the title. But in this follow-up piece I’m going examine how the cancellation of Black Panther & The Crew exemplifies a particular problem Marvel’s currently…

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Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

At this point, despite the occasional think pieces to the contrary, the continued successes of super-hero films and TV series indicate that stories of heroes vs. villains won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But the bulk of the properties have largely been drawn from either Marvel or DC Comics. Though we’ve seen comic book properties successfully adapted from non-superhero sources recently (“The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” being among the most prominent), when it comes to…

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Final Wonder Woman Trailer Drops Amid MTV Movie Awards

Final Wonder Woman Trailer Drops Amid MTV Movie Awards

Wonder Woman fans have received a bounty of hype for the upcoming film in the last week.  It doesn’t seem set to end soon, either, because tonight, at the MTV Movie Awards, Warner Bros. dropped the final movie trailer for the film! This trailer seems to take many aspects of previous trailers and mix them together.  We see Diana as a little girl and as an adult, in Themyscira and in Man’s World.  We get a…

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WONDER WOMAN Ad Campaign Outstripping Suicide Squad; Will Ramp Up in May

WONDER WOMAN Ad Campaign Outstripping Suicide Squad; Will Ramp Up in May

Be not afraid, Wonder Woman fans! Sources for TheWrap have stated that the marketing for Wonder Woman will ramp up in May, once the Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters and its marketing dies down a little. This comes in conjunction with Vanity Fair reporting that the amount spent for Wonder Woman‘s TV ad campaign beats out the campaign for Suicide Squad last summer. Suicide Squad‘s campaign cost $2,645,643, but the Wonder Woman campaign cost DC and…

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Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

Can Fandom Go Too Far? Nick Spencer, Secret Empire and Outrage

As I write this, Marvel is a little under a week away from releasing Secret Empire #1, their big summer event series for 2017. The storyline for this event revolves around what may be the most controversial story Marvel has published in years; the revelation from last year that Steve Rogers, Captain America, is in actuality an agent of HYDRA, and he always has been. Secret Empire follows Rogers after he steps out of the…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories #1 – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a TARDIS!

REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories #1 – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a TARDIS!

For the uninitiated, each Christmas day since 2006 “Doctor Who” has aired a television special. These specials are typically light on continuity, big on spectacle and designed to bring in the casual viewers and entertain the whole family. Last year’s edition, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was a fun look at the world of superheroes through the lens of “Doctor Who.” Given the subject matter it was pretty much a no-brainer that the special’s superhero,…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episodes 10 & 11

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episodes 10 & 11

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9    Episodes 10 (“Black Tiger Steals Heart”) & 11 (Lead Horse Back to Stable”) At this point, as we start to move into what ostensibly should be the climax of…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Star Trip

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Star Trip

Space might seem like a fun place to visit, but there are rules for navigating the complex galactic society.  And Jas, a young human from the hick planet Earth, will have to learn quick if she wants to survive. Jas’ life isn’t going so good:  rent’s due, fired from the job, dropped out of university.  Walking home one night, she finds Khut, a shape-shifting alien on the run from Taikese commandos.  In exchange for helping…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 5: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 5: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4   Episode 5: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus” After some improvement in the previous episode, it was disheartening to see Marvel’s Iron Fist to slip back into another episode of frankly boring character interactions and a narrative that still lurches along…

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