Mighty Marvel Marketing

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During the 1980’s Marvel decided to create a new universe which was released in 1986. This universe was characterised by The White Event which is pictured above. Whilst the new universe didn’t last very long little did marvel know that the concept would be picked up by writer Jonathan Hickman and made a central part of his Avengers story 27 years later.

But enough about the comic book history behind this, i wanted to talk about this specific Ad. This one sheet ad is something I have seen in a few of the 1980s back issues that I own and man do I love it. It’s a simple Ad depicting a massive plot point for the story as well as enticing the reader with the copy at the bottom. the tag line ‘Beyond the edge of your imagination begins a…. new universe’ is just so comic book style you have got to love it, it just oozes that comic book hyperbole that i find so appealing. And the use of the white event as the key image I think was a great choice this massive bolt of what looks like energy or light hitting the earth must have had the readers thinking okay what is this I want to find out more. The use of colour is also interesting as it sticks to a three colour pallet Pink, White and Black. The stark bolt of pink stands out from the background of solid black which really catches the readers eye as they turn the page. Whilst this series might have been a short lived one this ad is still one of my favourite comic book ads ever.

Days of Future Past UK Trailer #2

So Fox has given us the second UK trailer for Days of future past, This trailer gives away much more of the plot its almost like a synopsis of the film to explain to the audience here we are this is the movie this is what you are going to see, of course leaving out finer points and any twists. But I think this trailer is definetly good and shows much more of the characters and what interactions we are going to see so im excited for this movie.

New comics 20/03/14

Hey everybody so this is my first new comics video, im still working out a few kinks and the format that I will do them in but for now its a free for all for the ages. Feel free to discuss new stuff with me either here in the comments or in the comments on youtube, and dont forget to like and subscribe thanks for watching!

Devil Inside Game of Thrones trailer #4

So another Game of Thrones trailer. This trailer really just builds on previous trailers giving us a bit more dialouge and definetly a better look at some of the finer plot points that will be running through the season. There is so far maybe one major change from the book that I can spot out (disregarding all the other million changes that is) but its not one hundred percent. this trailer is probably a bit heavier on the dialougue than past trailers and thats what starts to push the plot points. Also on a side note the devil inside song that is playing is a cover version of the INXS song aptly named ‘Devil inside’ its curious as to the use of this since in Australia recently the original has been used in an advertisment by SBS2 for the show Vikings.

Over saturation

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With the steady stream of clips and photos that the Amazing Spider-man two has been pumping out its got me thinking Is this all just too much. I myself was excited for the first trailer and definetly enjoyed my first view of the new film but as expected the trailers didnt stop there, with photos and clips and trailer apon trailer I gave up I stoped viewing them it was just too much. This over saturation of the content has really turned me off this film and thats a big deal I am a massive Spider-man fan he is my favourite Superhero but this constant stream of marketing content has really turned me off, let alone the fact that the film is pushing the idea of the three present villains which as we all know is an over saturation and something that has been a failure before.  thankfully director Mark Webb has commented that Rhino only appears in the film for a very short period, giving me a bit of a confidence boost. But really the marketing tactic of constantly pushing all three villains is in my opinion the wrong strategy there should have been a strong focus on Electro who plays the central villain and only lightly touch on the others. I know I have not seen the film yet but I think this strategy would have put long term fans minds at ease. Im still looking forward to the film but this marketing strategy has definetly lowered my expectations.

Gotham Logo and Synopsis

So Gotham has a logo and a synopsis which I have posted below. It looks like a very interesting show I just hope the emphasis on the relationship between bruce and Gordon isnt too strong as that is gonna be a hard relationship to portray and might get a tad repetative, either way Im excited to see how the show pans out.

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Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, Open Grave, “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, The Matrix films, “HawthoRNe,” Collateral), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” Another Earth).

Although the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.