Comic Books

Why Aren't Comic Book Movies Creating Comic Book Fans?

Mike Sholars | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada
Mike Sholars

The idea of comic book movies as a genre unto themselves, worthy of the attention of adults and children alike, is recent. And that idea has expanded into unprecedented financial and critical success for all comic book movies. But there has been an almost complete inability from the comic book industry to turn eager filmgoers into fresh new comic book fan.

Must-See Events at Fan Expo 2013

Sean P. Kelly | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada
Sean P. Kelly

The main draw of any convention are the celebrity guests that are booked to attend. As always, this year's Fan Expo features a very impressive guest list, which includes Firefly's Nathan Fillion, Star Trek's Zachary Quinto, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, and a number of cast members from The Walking Dead. Plan ahead, or risk missing out on your favourite celebrities!

The Death and Return of Captain Canuck

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

Captain Canuck was the first Canadian super hero since the 1940s. And he's the Grand Old Man compared to later characters like Northguard or the American-published Vindicator/Guardian (or whatever he/she's called these days) of Alpha Flight. And this Canada Day, he returns in his very own web series.

A Dispatch From the Wright Awards Jury

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

While hardly a fan of awards (personally afflicted with "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" syndrome), I love nothing more than to use my unqualified opinion to judge others. Who is qualified, anyway? Reviews and art criticism are the pinnacle of narcissism, which is why I generally keep to myself on such matters.

Green Lantern, Hornet and Arrow: Canadians Make Great Super Heroes

Aviva Cohen | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada
Aviva Cohen

Canadian actors Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, and Stephen Amell have much in common. The former Sexiest Man Alive, funny man and newcomer have each proven that they know how to fight off villains as the notorious super heroes the Green Lantern, Green Hornet, and Green Arrow.

From Blue Crayon Scribbles To Published Graphic Novel

David H.T. Wong | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
David H.T. Wong

I had spent a whole afternoon scribbling on the entry hall wall, up the staircase wall and onto the second floor sitting room wall. In those days, the discipline of choice for Chinese families was the bamboo cane feather duster. That too, I remember painfully well. So it is with much affection that I open and dedicate my graphic novel, Escape to Gold Mountain, to Granny with her words: "David! Stop drawing on the walls! When you grow up, you had better still not be drawing cartoons!"

Immortalizing India's Master Storyteller

Sam Singh | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada
Sam Singh

His stories earned him recognition in the global comics industry and seriously large piles of fan-mail. And today marks what would have been the 82nd birthday of India's "Master Storyteller," Anant Pai who died last year in Mumbai. But this year, he is immortalized by way of his own medium.

Is Tintin Racist?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

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