Sunday, February 8, 2015

Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix

Drawing heavily on Frank Miller's interpretation, the first trailer from Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix strikes the right tone. The Marvel Cinematic Universe on television is growing in complexity and scope with Marvel's Agents of Shield and Agent Carter on ABC providing a very "mainstream" narrative. I say mainstream because its clear Netflix will be a space to introduce classic characters to a public without a lot of understanding. While fans are excited, not many people know Daredevil, Jessica Jones or Iron Fist.  Thanks to the success of the films, the world of SHIELD is very well known to the general public. As a result, ABC shows are extending an established narrative supported by billion dollar movie franchises while Netflix has comics with decades of stories, but not widely known. Will comics fans get Netflix to see this?  I think the answer might be yes.  Marvel wins.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

At the center of culture means...

Another legal battle generated from the value of comics. Despite the settlement with the Kirby estate, I'm willing to bet we will see more of these cases as creators from the 1960s and 1970s start to press for greater compensation.

Legal Family Fight Over Millions Left By DC Comics Founder, Jacob Liebowitz - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News