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Ithacon lands in Emerson Suites once again

By Ray Milburn, Simone Bilich, and Spencer Park April 26, 2023

Ithacon 46 was held at Ithaca College on April 22 and 23, featuring comic books for sale, fans, artists and cosplayers.

Comic book convention returns to Ithaca for 46th year

April 25, 2023

Since 1976, the Comic Book Club of Ithaca has been organizing Ithacon, a local comic book-centered convention. With the exception of 2020, Ithacon has been running annually for members of the Ithaca community...

Avengers: Endgame had a massive impact on pop culture and the comic book movie genre. It seems as if Marvels post-Endgame projects havent lived up to their usual quality.

Column: The modern era of superhero fatigue

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
With recent negative reviews and lower box office turnouts for Marvel films, it seems as if comic book fatigue may be setting in for audiences.
From left, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must escape the Quantum Realm.

Review: Third ‘Ant-Man’ film shrinks its potential

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
It has never been more clear than with “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” that Marvel Studios has sacrificed quality for quantity.
James Gunn being handed over the reins to DC studios, along with Peter Safran, represent one of many majors shifts that have recently occured in the DC universe.

Column: The future of DC faces an uphill battle

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
With controversy surrounding the upcoming "The Flash" film, DC and Warner Brothers must make the responsible choice and let Miller go from the role.
Following the loss of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a new threat arises that threatens the kingdom of Wakanda.

Review: ‘Black Panther’ sequel pays beautiful tribute

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer November 29, 2022
The sequel to the hit Marvel film "Black Panther" works as both an entertaining comic book film and a beautiful tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.
Teth-Adam (Dwayne Johnson) is the lead of the latest DC comic book movie. While he was originally cast in 2007, the film has taken many years to develop: none of which show in the end product.

Review: New DC comic book film is buried in superhero tropes

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
One of the only highlights of "Black Adam," a comic book movie buried in tropes, is the moral question it poses about what it means to be a hero.
Joker goes beyond being a traditional comic book movie, offering a thrilling, psychological experience that captures the troubling back alleys of society.

Review: DC offers a gritty look at the Clown Prince of Crime

By Antonio Ferme October 22, 2019

In 2008, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” changed the comic book movie genre forever. The film won many awards, most notably an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role awarded posthumously...

The 2019 “Hellboy” remake has a messy storyline and unconvincing characters. The quality of the film feels cheap and lacks the same timeless quality as Guillermo Del Toro’s original 2004 adaptation of the comic book series.

Review: “Hellboy” remake can not save itself from damnation

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer April 22, 2019

Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” (2019) has the aesthetic sensibility of a Hot Topic: It’s cheap, insincere and reminds you of other places you’d rather be and other films you’d rather see. Marshall’s...

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the follow-up to the 2014 spy film, “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Director Matthew Vaughm returned to direct the sequel in which Eggsy (Taron Egerton) joins forces with Champ (Jeff Bridges) and the Statesmen.

Review: Silly sequences squander sequel’s suspense

By Antonio Ferme, Contributing Writer September 26, 2017
Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum and Halle Berry play Statesmen. Despite the A-list cast, the characters are one of the weakest parts of the film.
Previous Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter speaks to a full audience in the Clarke Lounge on March 25 as former Marvel Comics author Roger Stern looks on. The duo discussed their experiences working together in the Marvel Comics office.

Superheroes take center stage at Marvel authors’ discussion

By Sophia Adamucci, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2017
On March 25, Marvel Comics author Roger Stern and previous Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter visited Ithaca College for the 42nd annual Ithacon.
Comic book fans of all ages wander around the Emerson Suites at last years Ithacon. The 2017 convention on March 25–26 will feature sketch workshops, cosplay contests and childrens activities.

Ithacans assemble: Comic fans unite on campus for Ithacon 42

By Silas White, Staff Writer March 22, 2017
Bill Turner, the founder of Ithacon, said his vision of the convention has always been for it to be accessible and to serve the fans.
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