In theory, it was supposed to be a review of “Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics” by Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner. While Tim Marchman does reference the book a few times in his review of the book for the Wall Street Journal, it’s really more of a rant about the failure of the mainstream direct market to capitalize on the popularity of comic book movies. With the fervor you normally expect from a theater critic, Marchman proceeds to rip all sorts of people a new one. And, on the side of restraint, he does stop just short of calling the community inbred.
Archives for 05/28/2012 6:36 pm
Even with Men In Black III (technically, another Marvel movie since Marvel acquired Malibu) taking over the top spot, Avengers is holding up very well with 4-day weekend haul estimated at $46,878,000. It only lost 331 theaters and it’s still rolling along.
Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle. http://www.comicsbeat.com