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i hate the concept of changing the comics in order to appeal the movie goers.
What Pablo said. It’s even more funny that I liked Ultimate Fury and Sam Jackson as movie Fury.
iron man and the incredible hulk were the great movies and iron man 2 was the not so great movie (I’m being kind here).
so which is the great one, between the captain America and Thor movies ?
both films had flaws but personally i enjoyed the captain America one a lot more.
Incredible Hulk was not great at all.
Also, thank you for this comic!
I’d say Josh is talking about “Iron Man”, “Captain America” and “Thor.” I personally wouldn’t call “Thor” great, but it was a pretty solid movie, especially considering how much exposition-pipe had to be laid before, during and after the actual story (plus, Kat Dennings.)
Just to clarify, which issue is josh looking at in the last panel?
I believe it’s Battle Scars #6.
I think this kinda stuff can work. Unfortuantly all the examples that work I can think of are DC. Did any other changes happen to the Marvel universe because of tv series or films? I can’t recall any changes happening to do with the films up until now.
Ok, just checked the “Canon Immigrant” TVtropes page and found: X-23 (X-men Evolution), J.A.R.V.I.S. (duh), Anton Vanko Whiplash (duh-duh). That’s about it (the important ones at least).
BTW, nick fury Jr and agent Coulson in the comics are NOT pointless.
they appeared in one panel in “scarlet spider #5” where the stood in the background and said nothing.
brilliant move marvel!
They also changed Spidey so that he used biological webshooters instead of mechanical ones as a response to his movie.
It didn’t take.
And as for another canon immigrant, Firestar from Spider-man and friends.
It’s good to know they’ve spread out to other books written by Chris Yost, at least.
Matt Fraction’s Invincible Iron Man series is also heavily movie-influenced by the movies, and the changes are pretty positive (or at least inoffensive). There’s the A.I. JARVIS as Timothy mentioned, reinstating Rhodey in the military and getting rid of his cyborg parts, rekindling the Tony/Pepper attraction, and the increased view of repulsors/an arc-reactor-looking chest piece as being the main power behind the Iron Man armor.
does this mean that after the amazing spider-man movie , peter is going to make a deal with the dev… i mean mephisto, to bring Gwen Stacey back to life…again.
What’s the point? Movies don’t bring in new readers, at least not permanent ones. For around 30 years they’ve been writing comics to be accessible only to people who’ve been reading them the whole time and those who actually have the inclination to wade through the history in order to get up to date. Anyone who sees the movie and is inclined to pick up a comic must first:
1. Find a comic shop, if one exists nearby.
2. Not get turned off upon first laying eyes on the place.
3. Find the comic he finds interesting.
4. Not get turned off that it’s probably somewhere in the middle of a multi-part story
5. Not get turned off by a $4 cover price
6. Enjoy it enough to have found value for his money
7. Be willing to do this every month.
In response to Carl, who makes some good points, but I think is overly pessimistic…
1. Borders may be gone, but Barnes & Noble is still around, and they (as well as most decent-sized bookstores) almost always have a trade/graphic novel shelf or two, and it’s also common to see a rack or shelf for new issues near the periodicals.
2. Maybe I’ve been lucky by living in Chicago, but I haven’t walked into a stereotypical “skeezy comic book shop” in probably a decade or more. Most of the shops around here have the look and feel of any specialized pop-cultural boutique. Anyone who’s comfortable walking into an independently owned record store, arts and crafts shop, etc will probably handle your average LCS just fine. But again, finding a full-on comic book shop may be a necessity for someone who wants the latest “Sixth Gun”, but not for Joe/Jane Moviegoer who’s interested in the continuing adventures of Iron Man.
3. All Hail The Internet! Anyone who says, “The Avengers was awesome! What else is good with those characters?” can literally type those exact words into a search engine and get a list of half a dozen titles or TPB’s. Gone are the days of walking into a store and being overwhelmed by the selection.
4. Couple of things here.
A- Marvel in particular has been producing special mini-series and one-shots as their movies are released with the specific intention of letting new readers in on the ground floor (or at least the illusion of the ground floor.) Plus there are all sorts of existing TPB’s and one-shots that can do the same. Growing up a Marvel guy, my first Batman story was a “Dark Knight Returns” trade, and I only bought that because I just couldn’t wait for Tim Burton’s “Batman.” Obviously that’s not a great starting point, but it was enough of a self-contained story that it served as a good gateway to the rest of Batman’s world.
B- Sometimes jumping into the middle of something can have a positive effect. My first X-Men book was “Uncanny” #213, which couldn’t be more smack dab in the middle of a story. Up til then, I was a ten-year-old “G.I.Joe” reader, but the cover of #213 caught my eye, and the story and art were enough to hook me for what turned out to be decades.
5. That’s pretty much out of the retailer’s hands, be it $3-4 for an issue or $12-15 for a TPB. But even a 4-6 issue trade is pretty close in price to the cost of a ticket to see “The Avengers” in 3D, so if someone thinks the money for the movie ticket was well spent, they might think it’s worth doubling down for something new (yet also familiar.)
6. That’s up to the creative team, as well as the reader’s personal tastes/budget.
7. See #6
Marvel’s the Avengers is the first mainstream super-hero movie to come out that HAS brought in new business to my store. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Dark Knight, none of them brought any new customers in.
Those movies DID “Energize the base” as the pundits say, but newbies just didn’t come in. People who have seen Marvel’s the Avengers have been coming in desperate for more good Avengers content. I show them the best stuff in print, but they still buy Avengers vs. X-Men anyway.
As Josh once said, this sort of thing attracts more current comic book readers to a book, not NEW fans.
“GASP!!!!” He folded his comic back onto itself!!! Heathen!!
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