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Amazon’s recent series The Boys (2019), an adaptation of a comic-book series of the same name, features The Seven Tower (owned by Vought International), a digital creation built to blend in with the New York City skyline while also extending the show’s real-world filming location in Toronto.
Shawn Gilmore examines Canadian comics artist and illustrator Fiona Smyth’s “Skin of Fate,” originally published in her magazine Nocturnal Emissions #3 (1991) and #4 (1992), using the surreal tale as an introduction to some of the shared stylistic and conceptual elements in her work.
Kelly Williams argues that elements of the original Dark Phoenix Saga in its comic-book form—namely the presence of Jason Wyngarde/Mastermind and the illusions he casts to control Jean Grey—continue to be missing from film adaptions, such as the upcoming Dark Phoenix (dir. Simon Kinberg, 2019), suggesting that women cannot handle cosmic abilities and that once they gain power, corruption is inevitable.
The Joker (Jack Napier version) has a nice, obsessive Batman collection in Batman: White Knight #1 (DC, December 2017), cover and interior of #2 (DC, January 2018), along with a nice Batcave in issue #3 (DC, Feburary 2018).
A board from the Chicago lair in Stranger Things s02e07 (Netflix, 2017), “The Bite." Note that the entire episode draws very heavily from Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles.
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