Sunday, August 20, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

**WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the Secret Empire storyline. Proceed at your own risk** Captain America, Marvel Comics’ stalwart sentinel of liberty, has been at the center of controversy since he was revealed to have been a lifelong agent of the terrorist organization Hydra on the final page of ...

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the movie The Love Witch. Read at your own peril. Witches have been part of literature from the very beginning. Female connection to supernatural powers can be drawn directly from Medea all the way to modern stories such as The Witch and Charmed. ...

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the author’s master’s thesis. It has been edited for style and length. To read the full work, go here. At the beginning of “The Thing on the Doorstep,” Daniel Upton, the story’s narrator, has murdered his friend Edward Derby. Years before, Derby ...

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  • Mark Millar’s superhero rise from comic book nerd to Netflix winner
    How Scotsman made multi-million pound leap from page to screen with sale of Millarworld titles to US streaming giantLike many comic book writers and artists, Mark Millar’s love of comics began as a young child when his older brother would take him to comic book shops. But now the Scottish author has become the latest beneficiary of the global obsession with bringing the stories to life on the screen, after his publisher Millarworld – whose ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: ComicsPublished on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017By Hannah Ellis-Petersen
  • Netflix can spawn a Disney-Marvel like Millarworld superhero universe
    Acquisition of Scottish comic book business can transform into a multi-billion dollar film franchise, but Kick-Ass and Kingsman need some company Netflix has grand ambitions for Millarworld, the Scottish comic book company it acquired this week. The aim is to repeat Disney’s success with Marvel, where the creator of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy has become a launchpad for multi-billion dollar film franchises. Here are four ways in which Netflix can make ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: ComicsPublished on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017By Mark Sweney
  • Netflix buys comic book company behind Kick-Ass and Kingsman
    Streaming giant aims to copy Marvel owner Disney’s superhero strategy with Millarworld, its first ever acquisitionNetflix has made its first acquisition, buying the comic book company behind Kick-Ass and Kingsman, as it looks to imitate Marvel-owner Disney’s superhero strategy.Netflix’s acquisition of Millarworld, founded by former Marvel comic developer Mark Millar, is a strategic move to own and develop its own universe of superhero TV series and films. Related: Business Today: sign up for a morning ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: ComicsPublished on Monday, August 7th, 2017By Mark Sweney
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  • Solar Eclipse in 1097 May Be Rock Carving Subject
    A petroglyph spotted in Chaco Canyon may depict a total solar eclipse witnessed by the Pueblo people.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017By Emily Schwing
  • Trump Administration’s Science Priorities “Better Than Feared”
    But the White House memo completely omits climate science and space, emphasizing military tech and basic R&D -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017By Tanya Lewis
  • Is memory-decoding technology coming to the courtroom?
    “What happened?” This is the first question a police officer will ask upon arriving at a crime scene. The answer to this simple question—What happened?—will determine the course of the criminal investigation. This same question will be asked by attorneys to witnesses on the stand if the case goes to trial. How those witnesses answer could mean the difference between guilt and innocence. To answer these questions, of course, requires people to use their memory—their ... Read more...
    Source: Oxford University Press – Technology – SpacePublished on Friday, August 18th, 2017By DanP
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