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Art With a Heart of Adamantium

Art With a Heart of Adamantium

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

As more films are adapted from comics, Marvel and its contemporaries need to follow the model of "Logan," where viewers can empathize with characters with real emotions.

Strand Panel Addresses LGBTQ Representation in Comic Industry

Strand Panel Addresses LGBTQ Representation in Comic Industry

By Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The Strand Bookstore's recent panel on LGBTQ representation in comics was not only riveting, but sorely needed in an industry that continues to prioritize white, straight, cisgender men over practically any other sort of heroes.

Characters Come to Life at New York Comic Con

Characters Come to Life at New York Comic Con

By Tayler MacMillan

October 18, 2016


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Multimedia, Multimedia Featured On Homepage, Multimedia Gallery

  Cosplay isn’t a requirement to enjoying New York Comic Con, but it’s certainly not uncommon. Fans and hobbyists can work for months to bring their favorite characters from tv, movies, video games, comics, and more to life. Cosplay, like any art form, doesn’t discriminate. Age, race, gender, sexuality, body ...

First annual Gallacon invites comics artists to Gallatin

First annual Gallacon invites comics artists to Gallatin

October 11, 2012


Filed under Features

While New Yorkers are generally unfazed by unusual fashion choices, a man in a mask and cape might draw stares. But not at GallaCon, Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s first comic convention on Tuesday night at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theater for the Performing Arts. Even though the event lacked...

Superhero television revolution may be coming

Superhero television revolution may be coming

October 9, 2012


Filed under Arts

Comic book characters have become essential fixtures of modern entertainment. Movies have benefited the most from this superhero craze, with “The Avengers” making more than $200 million its opening weekend, but TV is starting to capitalize on the trend. From “The Walking Dead” to the upcoming...