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Joe Bass
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In Defense of Both the HydraCap Storyline and Its Detractors
The HydraCap story is one of the most divisive storylines in comics that I've ever seen, even spilling out into the regular press. After a long conversation with a friend who is a more casual Captain America fan, I'm getting a better view of where the divis...
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Captain America, Character, and Fresh Takes
This post contains spoilers for a recent comic book which you have probably heard about if you have looked at the internet in the last day or two. Still, the rest of the article is after the cut for those of you returning from desert islands. Be honest, thi...
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A Short History of the Comic Book Industry
A couple of years back, the company I work for was kicking around some ideas, and one of the things that came up was an idea that would eventually end up being Hero Analytics . Not everyone in the company was as familiar with comic books and the industry as...
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Hollywood's Problem With Comic Book Movies
Doom is not pleased. Welcome back to the internet's most sporadic comic book blog! I know I haven't written much on here this year, and I'll be honest that that's probably not going to change, but every once in a while I see something so phenomenally great ...
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Why Agents of SHIELD Isn't Working
We'll get back to our positivity-fest shortly, but I wanted to talk a little bit about Agents of SHIELD, and why it's not working. I know it has fans out there, but its viewership has steadily dropped since its admittedly wildly successful debut episode. I,...
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What DC Does Right
About a week back, I talked about what Marvel does right , and now it's time to talk about the other of the Big Two. DC gets a lot of flak, some of it deserved, some of it not so much. Viewed over the length of their publishing history, I think it would be ...
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What Marvel Does Right
I spend a lot of time talking about what's gone wrong in the industry because, well, that's what I do in my day job. Analysis, whether it's system analysis or business analysis, most often looks at what's wrong in a system in order to address its problems. ...
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The Anti-Discrimination Message Of The X-Men Comics Doesn't Work In The X-Men Movies
Pretty much everyone knows that the main theme of the X-Men comics is that prejudice is wrong. Mutants in the comics have been a stand-in for everything from the civil rights movement of the 60s on up to the struggle for gay rights today. It's a metaphor th...
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I'll See You at NY Comic Con!
Super excited about this one, folks. I'm headed to NYCC for the first time, and I'm hoping to be able to blog about it while I'm there, time permitting. I'll be wandering the floor all weekend, and I'd love to meet any of the folks reading the Hoedown that ...
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