The Age of the Dark Knight of Steel: Getting More Cynical About Comics Adaptions

It’s no secret that I’m one of the people here at MuseHack who is expecting a Hollywood meltdown to happen (or the current one to get worse). There’s too much going on, too much going wrong, too many checklists trying to save the cat, and 2015 is loaded with Blockbusters. It’s a collision course with reality, and I’m expecting some pain.

Now that being said, I’ve also found some of the current releases quite good. I enjoyed “The Avengers” even if it was rather standard. I do need to see “Man of Steel” because Serdar, ever holding high standards, was impressed. But looking at the latest announcements, something has upped my cynicism levels even further.

Big Name Adaptions within existing properties, specifically, comics.

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Link Roundup 7/25/2013

A huge, huge list of writing resources. It just keeps going and going.

What comics freelancers got paid in the 70’s. This may make you feel better . . . or worse. I’m not sure wish.

What is known – and unknown – about XBox Indie development. Lots of unknowns, I’m afraid, but it’s not entirely dismal.

A book on Superman’s creators sounds like a great read for comics, fans, writers, and historians. May be worth picking up.

Skillbridge is trying to be a freelancing site for serious high-level stuff. This should be interesting to watch – and may provide some opportunities, or start a crash of pay rates.

Facebook stock surges. By 25%. I certainly didn’t see this coming.

Blackberry lays off 250 people. It may be time to give up. Finally. Again.

For you makers, a dress made from a book.

– Steven Savage