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The blockbusters bloom early in 2012
In keeping with the winter that never was, summer comes early this year — on movie screens, at least, if not meteorologically — with the big blockbusters that usually wait until Memorial Day now appearing in March.
Springboard to summer
| March 02, 2012
Review: Captain America: The First Avenger
Joe Johnston's adaptation of the Marvel comic book exalts the virtues of optimism, decency, and perseverance in a rousing adventure of old-fashioned adolescent exuberance.
Rueful innocence and sneaky humor
| July 29, 2011
The Top Five Reasons You Should Be Upset You Are Not Going to Comic Con
Comic Con 2011 begins today in San Diego, as if every nerd were not already painfully (or joyfully, if attending) aware. Laser Orgy is here...
| July 21, 2011
Comics fest returns, with kids up front
If you have any doubt that comic books are ascendant in popular culture, look no farther than the film Thor , based on the Marvel adaptation of the Norse god, which has earned more than $344 million in less than a month in theaters.
| May 20, 2011
Not as much fun as Iron Man, Kenneth Branagh's take on Marvel's God of Thunder is nevertheless an electrically charged superhero romp while being less of an extended Avengers advertisement than Iron Man 2.
Love blooms alongside the war
| May 06, 2011
Marvel considers short films for second-string heroes
Rumor has it that Marvel wants to introduce audiences to their lesser-known characters via short films. They'll probably do the honors for the expected:...
| June 21, 2010
Apple's iPad & the Marvel Comic Reader
No, I don't have an Apple iPad -- so watching CNET's Natali Del Conte dextrously unwrap that device felt strangely voyeuristic. Not that fresh tech...
| April 02, 2010
Iron Man 2 pics leaked
Iron Man 2 pictures have been making the rounds. We've known about War Machine for a while, but now we finally get to see Scarlett...
| December 04, 2009
The Rising Market of Comic Art
Compared to last year's Con, this year's New York Comic Art Convention went down as smooth as the Ooze That Walked Like a Man. Last year's convention was thick with the angst of dozens of young fans who had scripts and art to show the editors in so-call
At the New York Comic Art Convention
| October 23, 2009
Our superheroes, ourselves
Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
| July 09, 2008
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