Tag: comic books

Locust Moon’s Comics-Focused Fest Expands

Locust Moon’s Comics-Focused Fest Expands

For comic book fans who bemoan the encroaching influence of Hollywood on the major comic cons, there are a number of small, local events that carry on the spirit of the original comic book conventions. This past Saturday, Locust Moon Comics, a Philadelphia-based comic book retailer, hosted the second annual Locust Moon Comics Fest. The … Continue reading Locust Moon’s Comics-Focused Fest Expands

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and the Mythical Marvel Bullpen

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and the Mythical Marvel Bullpen

"Best wishes to Ken -- Stan Lee, Jack Kirby" The website for the Jack Kirby Museum, which honors the legendary comic book artist, somehow came across a scan I made of a page with two autographs. It's a sheet of mid-1960s Marvel Comics stationary that says, "Best wishes to Ken" followed by the signatures of … Continue reading Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and the Mythical Marvel Bullpen

Locust Moon Comics Fest: Philly’s Indie Comic Con

Locust Moon Comics Fest: Philly’s Indie Comic Con

This past Sunday, Philadelphia's Locust Moon Comics & Movies hosted their first annual Comics Festival at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia. Unlike many of the larger comic cons, which are chiefly focused around mainstream comics and popular culture, the Locust Moon fest carries on the tradition of the former Philadelphia Alternative Comic Con in showcasing … Continue reading Locust Moon Comics Fest: Philly’s Indie Comic Con

Media Marketing and the Evolution of Narrative Structure

Media Marketing and the Evolution of Narrative Structure

To no one's surprise, the highest-grossing movie this weekend was Marvel Studios' The Avengers, which brought in over $200 million in the U.S. While nothing is ever certain in Hollywood -- even a big-budget, effects-laden production can underperform (as Marvel parent Disney found out with John Carter) -- The Avengers seemed destined to generate a box … Continue reading Media Marketing and the Evolution of Narrative Structure

The Legacy of Jerry Robinson

The Legacy of Jerry Robinson

Batman is now big business. The character starred in motion pictures that generated the highest domestic box office grosses in two separate years: 1989 (Batman) and 2008 (The Dark Knight). Batman has been reinterpreted over the decades -- from Adam West's campy portrayal in the 1960s television series to the dark and gritty interpretations of … Continue reading The Legacy of Jerry Robinson