Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Make Mine Marvel
A lot of the best fiction out there in movies, tv, books, etc... comes from comic geeks. I truly believe comics are the most creative art form out there. The storytelling possibilities have no limits. If you are into Marvel Comics, you will think the Onion Radio News above is hilarious. Marvel does some great things with some very realistic politics. The mutant registration act grounded the X-men series with a sense of realism in the late 80's and 90's, and it was taken even further via the Superhuman Registration Act in the Civil War storyline that ended with the death of Captain America. The vid below is actually a trailer for a comic book series... yeah, this was pretty heavy stuff.
Marvel Civil War trailer
...but then, Marvel also puts out some pretty goofy stuff too. Check out this article from the Onion's AV Club that summarizes the strangest plotlines from the last 50-some years of the Fantastic Four. Absolutely brilliant.
Come on, guys... comics aren't just for kids anymore. Don't miss out on this great stuff.