The Avengers

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.

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.

What Digital Media Can Learn From Comic-Con

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

After walking the floor at Montreal Comic-Con for a few hours on Saturday, one thing became abundantly clear: the majority of the commercial activity that was taking place at this physical event cannot be duplicated or replicated in a digital format. By cultivating true fans and giving them unique opportunities to connect and share, they're not only keeping alive a traditional media channel (or two), but they're inventing new and fascinating ways to extend their characters and build interest.

Advance Review of the "The Avengers": Arise, O Nerds!

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Because I live in Mexico, I get to see The Avengers before you do. The jingoism is pitch-perfect. The nerd-bonding between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner will, I suspect, give rise to a tsunami of nerd-bonding around the world.