Talking Movies [A-Day]: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Having introduced comic readers to a whole host of colourful characters, in September of 1963 the legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought together six of Earth’s mightiest heroes to form the Avengers. A super team like no…

Talking Movies: Captain America: Civil War

Released: 6 May 2016Director: Anthony and Joe RussoDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $250 millionStars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Daniel Brühl, and Chadwick Boseman The Plot:After saving the world from a…

Screen Time [Multiverse Madness]: What If…? (Season One)

In September 1961, DC Comics published “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen thanks to the concept of…

Talking Movies [National Superhero Day]: Avengers Assemble

In 1995, Marvel Comics created “National Superhero Day” and, in the process, provided comics and superhero fans the world over with a great excuse to celebrate their favourite characters and publications. Released: 4 May 2012Director: Joss WhedonDistributor: Walt Disney Studios…

Interplay: Killer Heroes

Before I earned my PhD writing about adaptations of videogames, I studied towards a Master’s degree in the same subject only, for my Master’s dissertation, I wrote about adaptations of comic books and superheroes. As many of you are probably…