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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Why Super Hero Comics Keep Dominating Cinema

By: Wes Messamore

The emergence of epic, multimillion dollar, blockbuster films produced by major studios based off of comic book super heroes happened to occur just during my early teenage and high school years, and it’s an artistic and cultural trend that has endured throughout my college years and into my early adulthood. Because of my age, watching the trend unfold has been a great personal delight, and seeing super heroes on the big screen was always especially inspiring to my lost and confused adolescent mind. But what does this trend say about an entire culture of people spanning all age groups who have been similarly delighted by so many cinematic presentations of comic book super heroes and their storylines? The X-Men trilogy, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Daredevil, The Hulk again like two years later, 300, V for Vendetta, Christopher Nolan’s Batman reboot, Iron Man, X-Men First Class, Wolverine Origins, The Green Latern, Spider-Man all over again too, and plenty of others…

Why is this all happening now?

The Silver Underground.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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