Comic Culture December 12th 2012

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This week our hosts Chris and Walt knowledge the Christmas spirit that seems to be everywhere these days they also get to the business at hand and talk up some new comic book releases hitting local comic book shops today. The Comic Culture Mailbag is opened up and stories on Marvel Now, Walking Dead and the Jeopardy TV show are brought up.

Perhaps now is a good time to spike the eggnog, sit back, relax and enjoy the Comic Culture radio show.

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Enjoy Comic Culture December 12th 2012 Edition:

Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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11 years ago

I don’t think “serious” is the right description for the upcoming Superman movie and I also encourage you to rewatch the 1st Superman movie which I don’t think was “light” at all. I think both movies are/were trying to achieve a certain level of realism… responding to the age-old comic cliche “WHAT IF…”. I believe, that’s one of the reasons that made the Christopher Reeves Superman so successful. Based on the technology and the attitudes of the late 70s, it was the most realistic superhero movie of the times. Unlike Avengers which was not realistic at all. Despite the advancement in movie making, Avengers is a kids movie in the same vein as Star Wars. People would never behave the way they did in real life. Supposedly, IM3 will try and explain some of the unrealistic aspects of the Avengers movie… like where the heck was War Machine when all hell was breaking loose?

I also welcome the artistry that is being attempted with the new Superman movie. The deeper message of “what kind of man do you want to grow up to be…” is like a slogan or a brand positioning statement that sets the tone and reflects the question that we often ask ourselves. It delves into the concept of “choice” and being able to make good decisions.

However, I do agree Superman shouldn’t be “dark” but more then that… Superman shouldn’t reak of homo-erotica:

I’m still not convinced Cavill can pull this off…

Scott VanderPloeg
11 years ago

Don’t you use a mixing board for the mics? Surely you could connect the laptop’s audio out to an input on the mixing board so the music isn’t so muddled.

11 years ago

Alright chaps.

RE: Superman movie. Remember a couple of weeks ago, you guys were discussing what to do with Superman as a character? how do you make him ‘cool’ again etc? since he’s no longer cool as he is (which I couldn’t agree more with, by the way).

If nothing else, this new movie feels like something different from previous attempts. For the love of God, let’s try something new with this character on screen… right? If the filmmakers employed a similar tone to the original Supes’ movies, we’d all be moaning that they didn’t try something new… I think. They already made Superman returns and it was rubbish. Also, if ‘normal’ cinema goers are ever going to accept the heightened fantasy-feel of the collective DCU in a Justice League movie, maybe it’s better if the look-and-feel of that movie leans more towards the serious side too?!… so, maybe this one should set the ball rolling on the bigger picture in a serious voice, maybe? to give the other characters a chance of working on screen. The Justice League movie simply won’t succeed if it feels too much like the Avengers. They can’t simply copy Marvel from a business perspective, they have to do something different I think. Fans and civilians alike may’ve also grown jaded to the grounded Avengers tone by then too?