The Golden Age of the Comic Book Movie has turned the color of tarnished copper. But there is no going back, not when comic shops have become movie studios' research and development labs. No moving forward either; the comic-book movie has become a cinematic smudge once more, one blurring into the next till they're all the same unfocused glop on the big screen to anyone over the age of 30 who wouldn't know Bruce Banner from Peter Parker. The geek will stand and applaud the faithfulness to the text; he (or she, as if) will giggle at the in-jokes and appropriation of panels lifted straight from the page; he will drop his jaw at the sight of his favorite hero blown up 20 feet tall. But,... More >>>