Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
Comic Book Movies are all the rage these days! Since the early 2000s, Hollywood has been mining many a comic property in hopes of a box office blockbuster. Whether it be super hero fare from the Big Two (Marvel and DC) or various genres or characters from smaller publishers, there has been an abundance of adaptations. Some are close to the representation we see in the comics. Others are similar in name only. This brings up a very interesting question: Should a comic-to-film adaptation be GOOD or RIGHT? Is it more important for a film to remain accurate in its storytelling so that it is “true to the characters” or should the top priority be to make an enjoyable film?
Join Andrew and Sammy as they try to decipher this riddle by looking at all that has come before. Taking a look back at both box office bombs that stayed true to the story (Dredd, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and successes that compromised on character (Spider-Man, The X-Men franchise), the guys give their honest opinion on just how important it is to be both GOOD and RIGHT. Will we answer this un-answerable question? Find out on an ALL NEW episode of Back Issue Bloodbath. Take a listen RIGHT NOW!
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