In the second installment of his two-part series on the state of comic book film adaptations, Mark Gallagher critiques their exploitation of fans’ good will, as will as the strain it places on media industry talent and trade coverage.
Piers Britton explores questions of representation and issues of authorship and creative control in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
How far are Marvel Studios’ film and television franchises visually coded for homogeneity? How insistently, that is to say, is brand identity maintained at the levels of design, cinematography, editing and post-production processing?
With Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel continues to construct a sequential tapestry by drawing upon comics’ sense of interconnectivity and hyperdiegetic expansion.
Why do critics claim that only “fanboys” can make sense of Guardians of the Galaxy?
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