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Column: X-men franchise could lose their mystique

Column: X-men franchise could lose their mystique

By Avery Alexander December 8, 2021
Liking movies is subjective, but when you look at the overall reception of some of these movies, it becomes clear that the X-Men series has struggled.
Ed Catto, professor in the Ithaca College School of Business, hosted a virtual panel at Comic-Con about the role comic books and pop culture play in academia. 

Q&A: Professor hosts virtual panel at comic-con

By John Turner, Opinion Editor September 24, 2020
I learned that at all these colleges and universities, there seems to be a thirst and excitement for pop culture classes from students.
From left, sophomore Julia Salvatore and Edd Schneider hold their name plates at San Diego Comic-Con in California. Salvatores panel focused on head injuries in comic books.

Students discover niche research opportunities at Comic-Con

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer August 28, 2019

In July, an estimated over 130,000 people attended San Diego Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center. This convention, the largest comic convention in the world, offers many activities, and the...

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...

Venom is the newest paper-thin take on the legendary Spiderman villain.

Review: ‘Venom’ refuses to evolve past paper-thin premise

By Antonio Ferme, Staff Writer October 21, 2018
Laughter was the only medication to help get through this littered atrocity of a film.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women details the origins of Wonder Woman and delves into the life of the characters controversial creator.

Review: True origin story is a wonderful and difficult film

By Aidan Lentz, Staff Writer October 17, 2017
This film challenges its audience to understand and empathize with a love story that might make them uncomfortable.
Review: Comics for the week of 9/20

Review: Comics for the week of 9/20

By Aidan Lentz and Colin Tessier September 23, 2017

Staff Writers Aidan Lentz and Colin Tessier read a few of the latest comic releases, here's what they thought of them. Avengers #11: Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Mike Del Mundo It’s time...

Marvels The Defenders is the culmination of the four previous superhero shows featured on the streaming platform. The limited series brings together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist to battle the Hand.

Review: Marvel heroes soar in super team-up series

By Colin Tessier, Staff Writer August 30, 2017
Comic book fans, casual and hardcore alike, should enjoy “The Defenders,” as it has the ingredients for a modern superhero story.
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.
Deja View: DC Rebirth and comic book continuity

Deja View: DC Rebirth and comic book continuity

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor March 21, 2017

This week on Deja View, Reviews Editor Jake Leary sits down with returning guest, staff Writer Colin Tessier to talk about DC Rebirth. After Jake and Colin dissect DC Comics latest reboot, they shift...

Deja View: Logan and the problems with superhero movies

Deja View: ‘Logan’ and the problems with superhero movies

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor March 8, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Contributing Writer Colin Tessier to discuss his review of “Logan.” Then, Jake and Colin discuss...

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