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Arts in Review Podcast: Superhero movies continue evolving from comic book roots

The two leading comic book creators, DC and Marvel, have created some of the most beloved characters in popular culture. Images from Wikipedia.

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson

October 14, 2018

This week on "Arts in Review" we're back with a discussion about the myths and legends of modern-day superheroes. The last decade has been packed with movies based on comic books. Some get the idea right, others fail to realize what makes them special. As time goes on, these movies have evolved from simp...

‘Ve’nam’ is a bloody, gory but good read

He's seen some things. An alternate cover for the comic book,

Ulises Duenas

October 11, 2018

Look, we all know the new "Venom" movie is bad. I could tell you how bad, but where would that get us? It is time to move on to better incarnations of the Spider-Man villain.Stop me if you've heard this one. A giant dragon trapped in ice and covered in living, black goo is discovered and samples of ...

Press Pause: Embrace diversity, change in comic books

The Peter Parker Spider-Man fights with the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man. Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

George Johnston

March 25, 2015

"Embrace Change" was the tagline for the 2008 Marvel Comics event "Secret Invasion," where the shape-shifting alien Skrulls tried to infiltrate and take over the Earth. As a comic book reader, I am used to change. The first major change to comic books was the 1985 DC event "Crisis on Infinite Ear...

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