Comic Culture June 13th 2018

Every week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk the comic book talk.

So kick back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture.

Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop.

Comic Culture is written by Walter Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen.

Enjoy Comic Culture’s June 13th, 2018 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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Chris Meli
6 years ago

I love almost all of them, but the one that sticks with me most:

Is Bizarro a villain? I think he is closer to Bat-Mite (and closer to George and Ralph).

I don’t know if we should be disappointed in the $2mm result for Action #1 or not. It’s nice publicity to continue to have world records, but for the hobby the recent appreciation in so many books is probably more meaningful: “normal” people can see that investments of only a few dollars can pay off in many ways, as well as this signifying that many different books played important roles.

It looks like ASM #13 has about doubled in price in the 6.0-8.5 grade range.

6 years ago

There’s tons of analysis about Last Jedi and Solo, and I have to say… it’s a facinating study in marketing and human behaviour. Despite all the talk about social justice, from what I can gather… bottomline is that people simply want a good story. Dumb things like bombs dropping in zero gravity, a flying Leia and the slowest chase scene in cinematic history could all have been overlooked if the pay off was there. Instead of an epic battle and a celebratory death of a major character, Skywalker simply fades away… which was not satisfying at all.

Outside of the original trilogy, the Star Wars franchise have all be prequels. Force Awakens and Last Jedi don’t count because they’re basically remakes (although Last Jedi is better disguised). The result is a disjointed franchise that keeps looking back with a patchwork legacy that is best left to fan interpretation and our imagination. There’s so much more that can be done but the decision makers seem to lack the vision to move forward with this franchise.

Unfortunately for Kathleen Kennedy, it looks like she may be “leaving” in the fall, so I guess we’ll see if the new head can fix the mess: