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Marvel Cinematic Universe

Fragments #6 – “We Fit”: The Intertextual Tightrope of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU from here on out) is arguably the most financially successful, audience-pleasing shared universe in film history, its shortcomings present significant challenges to the quality of its individual media components and to the longevity of the collective franchise. Unlike our previous, wide-ranging looks at the continuities...

Fragments #1 – Transmedia and Writing Exposition

We have almost every storytelling medium known to humanity at our digital (and non-digital) disposal. This democratization of content creation means two things: one, you can make anything you want, whenever you want, and two, like Spider-Man, with great power comes great responsibility. You have all of these tools, but the...

More Than Storyboards: Comics and Film #6 – Love It

By Tyler Weaver So here we are: The final installment of “More Than Storyboards.” In this series, you’ve seen that comics are, hopefully, more than storyboards. You’ve seen examples of how to integrate them with the world of your own story (and in the world of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator), and we...

More Than Storyboards: Comics & Film – On Writing Comics

by Tyler Weaver I’m going to start this series the same way I started my book: Comic books are more than storyboards. They are more than a stepping stone to a star-studded career as a screenwriter. They are more than research and development for franchises. They are more than tights and...