Comic Culture March 30th 2016

Comic Culture Featured ImageThis week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija join producer Shekky Feldstein to discuss the world of comics.

So sit 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 March 30th 2016 Edition:

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

  1. Grace Randolph was one of the few people that enjoyed BvS, and even went as far to compare it to Stanley Kubrick’s movies. I disagree with her on many points and perhaps her “special report” is an attempt to rationalize her own positive review. It’s an interesting report in that she attempts to explain what might be happening touching on political motivations as well the power of social media. However, it’s not a surprise to me that this movie is making lots of money. Whether it’s good or not, it remains a hyped up spectacle. Big budget, big actors, three well known characters in the same film together for the first time. I think there is still one possibility that she hasn’t considered, which is that she may be… wrong. Depending on what metric you use to determine if a movie is good or not, whether personal, academic or otherwise… it can still be getting negative reviews because it’s simply not good. However, I do like the points she makes and her latest upload is worth a watch. It doesn’t change my own personal opinion but as always, her videos are very informative:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDOQdur9CnQ

  2. So, I’m really fascinated by what is happening with BvS. The cost of film may have been $250m but the word is that they need $800m just to break even (marketing being a big chunk of that). Based on projections, the film looks set to bring in $1.2B by end of fiscal year (next March), which seems okay, but $400m is not enough to satisfy all the investors. This past weekend, was critical in that it basically determined the movie’s fate and attendance plummeted 80%, wow. Now, it would seem that Warner Bros. has fired Zack Snyder and George Miller from Mad Max fame will be taking over. Justice League and Wonder Woman will most likely proceed but beyond that, the rest of the DC films are up in the air.

    I feel really bad for Zack Snyder. It was a tough gig to begin with and despite having many people involved in the decision making, typically, it’s the director that gets the credit… or the blame:

    http://www.latino-review.com/news/breaking-zack-snyder-has-exited-justice-league

  3. I keep getting reeled in every time. One year, I’m still sitting on 50 copies of Love Diary #36. I’m still waiting to cash in on the “Strange Surfer” concept.

    Final tally for the second weekend of BvS now stands at about 60% drop with projected earning under $1b, depending on your source. Let see if the trend continues this weekend. Still a very interesting case study from business perspective and a clear reminder that most of the world cares very little about comics.

  4. I will say, Charlie, that the entire BvS film has turned some heads from expected projections but with the following negative reviews it seems to be balancing out now. If anything it just goes to show the inital hype that a film can build in its first couple weeks of release will still bring in bank. I’m not even upset because the marketing team earned them their money regardless of the reviews.

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