Monday, April 4, 2011

Modern Marvel (New York Times)

Similarly Marvel, which has produced comics in various forms since 1939, is a company that teems with talent while it is confined by its traditions and is enjoying a hard-fought moment in the spotlight while it grapples with larger difficulties afflicting the publishing world. ...

While its movie business thrives, its print business is contracting, and those responsible for creating its comics — a seemingly seat-of-the-pants enterprise — are more cognizant than ever of their place within a larger corporate structure. ...
Changes in the publishing industry continue to affect every part of the film industry - even the tentpoles. While I'm the first to say Hollywood needs to stop relying on comics for ideas, I definitely don't want them to go away. That said, I also don't want to see "Marvel on Ice" - an idea that was floated in this article as a companion to "Disney on Ice." There are limits, people.

Read the full article here.

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