Managing Comic Con disappointment

Yesterday while sifting through the last bit of Comic Con panels and interviews, I came across this vlog from Beyond The Trailer’s Grace Randolph. Here, have a look:

I don’t say this to pick on Randolph, but her video condensed everything that bugged me about the aura of entitlement that has grown to surround Comic Con and which manifested strongly this year after Saturday in Hall H, when no major announcements were made by Warner Brothers/DC or Marvel. I’m just using Randolph’s video because she clearly articulates a number of issues that I think fans are going to have to get straight with before next year’s Comic Con. Continue reading “Managing Comic Con disappointment”

Marvel kisses its own ass, but—HOLY SHIT SO MUCH COOL STUFF

Last night ABC, which is presided over by the same Disney overlord as Marvel Studios, aired an hour-long commercial for upcoming Marvel titles Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Marvel also patted itself on the back for a job well done on that whole Iron Man and Avengers thing and then tossed a few—admittedly very cool—breadcrumbs to the fans by way of concept art for the 2015 slate of The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Edgar Wright’s Ant Man.

Ant Man. Seems silly, but I wouldn't bet against Edgar Wright.
Ant Man. Seems silly, but I wouldn’t bet against Edgar Wright.

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