Blake Northcott

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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.