Category: From Comic to Screen

Feb 17

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Somehow I made a mistake and assumed that Justice League: Throne of Atlantis was still a month or two away. More fool me as I discovered the animated feature released nearly a month ago on January 27th….Needless to say, as soon as I discovered my error I leapt at the Blu-Ray in earnest. This is …

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Jul 30

Batman: Assault on Arkham

It’s been awhile (It’s been awhile!!) since a From Comic to Screen has been published on the site and although that may be an interior flaw, know that none of the enthusiasm for animation and cinematic adaptations has been lost on our part. There have been several original animated works released since my Dark Knight …

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Feb 05

Captain America

Captain America: The First Avengers hit the screen in July 2011, just two months after Thor. Although by that point The Avengers was already announced and coming, Captain America was still a test on if the character could work. So how did Marvel manage this transition from Comic to Screen?

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Jan 11


THOR! Son of Odin, living in the realm eternal, ASGARD. Ok, seriously dudes, this is the craziest idea for a movie. “Let’s take Thor, the Norse god/Marvel comics character, and make a movie.” Really, how could this translate to screen? Surprisingly, very well.

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Jan 04

Iron Man 2

  So Iron Man was a huge success, and The Incredible Hulk did OK. They proved it was possible to make an engaging, popular superhero movie that wasn’t “realistic” like The Dark Knight – so what was next? The answer was expanding the Marvel movie universe with Iron Man 2.

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Dec 27

Despotellis Strikes From Comic to Screen!

  Instead of writing about how Iron Man 2 translated from Comic to Screen, Tyler was laid low by the sentient Sinestro Corps virus! He’ll be back next week, hopefully. Apologies for the delay, send all complaints to Soranik Natu for not finding a cure quicker.

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Dec 21

The Incredible Hulk

In the same summer that Marvel gave us Iron Man, they also unleashed The Incredible Hulk. Louis Leterrier directed Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, Liv Tyler playing Betty Ross, William Hurt as General “Thunderbolt” Ross, and Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky. So how did the angry green giant handle the jump from comic to screen?

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Dec 13

Iron Man

Take yourself back a few years to 2008. The last major comic book movies to come out were Spider-Man 3 and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It wasn’t a great time for fans, to say the least. But Marvel had a bold idea! They’d bought back the rights to Iron Man, and used …

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Dec 06

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

I apologize for the gap in this series! I was just too damn full from Turkey day and I couldn’t possibly belly up to the my desk to jot down my thoughts last week. All puns and laziness aside, I figured that if I wanted to make up for my absence I should deliver more …

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Nov 22

Batman: Year One

There must have been something special in the water where Frank Miller grew up. For some reason the guy is inclined to write the definitive stories concerning Batman’s beginning and end. We’ll eventually get to the Dark Knight Returns in this series of reviews, but for this week, let’s delve into Batman: Year One, the …

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