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Which comes first; book or movie?

Which comes first; book or movie?

bookmovieSo much of what makes it to TV and movies gets its source material from printed works; i.e. books, short stories, comic books, etc.  In those situations, which are you more likely to consume first?  I can’t think of an instance where the printed version contained less detail than the screen version.  Conversely, the print version makes you rely on your imagination for the visuals, whereas the screen version…well kinda obvious.  Yet with the screen version, you’re viewing the story through a small group of peoples’ interpretation; the Director’s and Producers’.

September 20, 2016 0 comments Read More
Comic Books: A Generational View (part 1, The Golden Age)

Comic Books: A Generational View (part 1, The Golden Age)

Any idea how long comic books have been around?  Those new to the medium probably don’t spend a lot of time reflecting on it.  To many they’re characters on the big and small small screen who come from colorful books that look more like sales brochures than a means for serialized storytelling.  For the collector, most think back to the days when Superman and Captain America made their debut.  The history of comics goes back further than that, though.  Depending on the source and interpretation of what constitutes a comic book, some trace the origins back to 18th century Japan.  Many attribute the first US-based comic to The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck published in 1842.  This series of posts will trace the American comic from its early days in the 1930s through today’s resurgence in the medium.

September 16, 2016 0 comments Read More
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