FROM BLACKEST NIGHT TO NECROSHA: DISPELLING THE COPYCAT MYTH
It happens every few months. A new storyline or new direction gets announced, and some fans will inevitably say something to the effect of, “Hey! Company M copied that from Company D!” or vice versa. Granted, there are probably going to be times at any level of entertainment when one story or real-life event inspires another. Several, even. However, there’s a certain point surrounding these kinds of assessments that fails to take one basic fact into account: it takes a loooong time from conception to execution before any issue of any comic hits the stands. We’re going to take a look at the notion of the Copycat Myth, including speaking with creators regarding their take on the idea.
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MARVEL MOVIE MELTDOWN: SFX TALKS TO KEVIN FIEGE
This month’s issue of British Sci-Fi mag SFX has a huge special on the upcoming movies from Marvel, including revealing interviews with the cast and crew, as well as thoughts from the characters’ original creators. There is also a pretty big reveal from Kevin Feige regarding a certain Green Goliath…
Its a real milestone for CBM’s at the moment with a never before attempted multi-cross over series of movies, culminating with The Avengers in 2012. With Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America to hit screens first, fans are wondering how all of these dots will be connected, and which of the great characters/storylines from the comics will be followed or make the final cut.
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