Monday, July 31st, 2017
By Pop Culture Connoisseur Jodie Brandt
The quirkier side of pop culture has met mainstream media, and the result has been spectacular. Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment are in a race to make the biggest and best comic book inspired movies. As budgets push boundaries, so do the films themselves. Heroes like Iron Man, Wonder Woman, and Captain America have graced the big screen and left the masses clambering for more. Once, only the nerds would have been caught poring over the comics for clues as to what might come next. For years, comic books were seen as a niche market, but now with A-list stars like Robert Downey Jr., Ben Afleck, and Scarlett Johansson on the cast list and amazing cinematography backing up nuanced stories, a much large portion of the audience has turned to sequential art stories to get their fix in between films.