Author: Andrew Ardizzi

Campaign of the Week : ‘True Patriot’ Vol. 2

In 2012 a group of Canadian writers and artists came together with a single idea: promote Canadian comic books. Anchored by national talents like J. Torres, Andy Belanger, Adrian Alphona, J. Bone, Ramon Perez, Fred Kennedy, Adam Gorham, Agnes Garbowska, Scott Chantler, Faith Erin Hicks, Howard Wong and many, many more, this collective successfully gained backing for the first volume of True Patriot. The collection of short comics celebrated Canadiana, and now they’ve returned for a second tour as they recently kicked off their second crowdfunding effort on Kickstarter

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Marvel, Netflix partnership redefines comic book TV/film

It’s safe to say without a shred of hesitation that Marvel has always been ahead of the curve in adapting its comic book properties into a film format; DC has never been able to match them quite simply. Where Marvel hit the ground running with Spider-Man and the X-Men well over a decade ago, DC continued to wallow in the apocalyptic aftermath of Batman and Robin. Where Marvel has produced a number of acclaimed films, DC is stuck with a collection of average to sub par to downright deplorably bad films, save for the Nolan trilogy.

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Campaign of the Week: ‘Concrete Martians’

Alien invasions have been prevalent in pop culture for quite some time, captivating our imaginations with visions of a hostile extra terrestrial force from another galaxy that’s come to say hello in either a very polite or impolite way. Comic book writer and Toronto artist Keith Grachow hope to explore that aspect of the human imagination with the subject of their recently started Indiegogo campaign for Concrete Martians.

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Days of Future Past trailer reason enough for excitement

Let’s chat about the faithfulness of comic book films to their source material. While I have been a stickler for continuity in the past, specifically with actual print/digital comics, I’ve been fairly lenient with film conversions save for situations like X-Men 3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine–I counted more continuity gaffes in the opening 20 minutes of X-3 than I care to remember.

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Campaign of the Week: ‘Head Lopper 2’

If you like fun action romps with a hulking figure who swings a sword, MacLean has steeped your tea to perfection with this book. Describing the title as being influenced by Conan the Barbarian and the Clash of the Titans, this title seems perfect for fans of either film, while I would also say that if you like Jim Zub’s Skullkicker series, you’ll also enjoy this title. $8 or $20 contributions will get you both parts of MacLean’s series, which is hardly a bad deal.

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