Blake Northcott

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REPORT CARD: Which Comics-Based Series Are Making the Grade?

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Are this season's six comics-based TV shows living up to their potential? Here's an evaluation of which ones are aiming for the honor roll.

David Finch Discusses Wonder Woman's Design, '90s 'Bad Girl' Craze

Wed, September 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

David Finch discusses Wonder Woman's New 52 look, Gal Gadot's costume, and how recent controversies affect his approach to illustrating the iconic character.

The Dangers of Origin Story Overkill

Tue, July 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

With comic book movies and TV shows continually looking backwards, how long before audiences tire of seeing their heroes in a rear-view mirror?

Go Ahead, Marvel - Kill Wolverine. But Did You Have To Spoil It?

Wed, May 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Announcing the "Death of Wolverine" months in advance guarantees a boost in sales for the hero's final days, but is it really the best move for long term success?

"The Walking Dead: The Prison" Board Game Hits Kickstarter

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Board game designer Keith Tralins discusses Kickstarting the sequel to "The Walking Dead: The Board Game" and what players can expect from "The Prison."

Could "Guardians of the Galaxy" Snap Marvel's Epic Cinematic Winning Streak?

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

With a little known team, an indie director and a lack of marquee stars, we examine the challenges Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" has in measuring up to past success.

With Great Hype Comes Great Disappointment: "Agents of SHIELD" Battles Expectations

Wed, December 18th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Are unrealistic expectations to blame for fans' disappointment with the first season of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD?"

Comics for Girls: Spandex Not Required

Sun, November 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

An impromptu conversation with a comic book store employee leads Blake Northcott to wonder why Image Comics titles are striking a chord with female readers.