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Why Marvel Works: A Scholarly Investigation

Why Marvel Works: A Scholarly Investigation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Eric Alt:  '“Media Genres: Media Marvels” will allow Blumberg--a pop culture historian and comic industry veteran--to dig into how Marvel created a cultural landscape where millions of non-geeks pay to watch a talking raccoon fight a Kree zealot on the Nova Corps home world.'

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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, October 10, 10:07 AM

The Marvel universe make it painfully clear that #Storytelling is not just big business, but also therefore a skill that should be part of any curriculum, not just business schools.

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AGENTS OF SHIELD: AGENCY, INSTITUTIONS AND TRANSMEDIA SERIALISATION

AGENTS OF SHIELD: AGENCY, INSTITUTIONS AND TRANSMEDIA SERIALISATION | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Joseph Oldham:  "Whilst certain ‘high-end’ television series are routinely praised for bringing supposedly ‘cinematic’ values to television, it seems to me that the Marvel series doing something which might be conceptualised as the reverse, porting modes of serialised storytelling that have been prominently developed on television over the last few decades into a popular film series."

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How Marvel's API Will Change Cultural Criticism

How Marvel's API Will Change Cultural Criticism | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Eric Alt:  "Once again, comic fans are blazing a new path online."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 13, 3:55 AM

Other art forms aren't as well equipped for data-infused criticism. “Art historians already have trouble writing about digital art forms because their usual descriptors don’t work anymore,” says author and media theorist Dr. Charlotte Frost. 

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Why Marvel's 14-Year Movie Plan Should Cause Concern For Warner Bros. [#Transmedia]

Why Marvel's 14-Year Movie Plan Should Cause Concern For Warner Bros. [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jeff Gomez:  "More than another action-packed superhero romp, “Winter Soldier” serves as a primer in successfully structuring and steering a sprawling franchise, and stands as a warning to rival Warner Bros. and its DC superheroes that old school one-off tent pole development is becoming a thing of the past."

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Stretching the 'Spider-Man' Universe: Transmedia Spins a Vast Web of Heroes and Villains

Stretching the 'Spider-Man' Universe: Transmedia Spins a Vast Web of Heroes and Villains | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Brent Lang:  'Starlight Runner CEO Jeff Gomez also talks "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."'

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 28, 2013 6:32 AM

Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal hinted last week that the studio has big plans for its “Spider-Man” franchise that might include launching a series of spin-off films based on the comic book’s other characters.

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How Marvel Unified Its Movie Universe (And Why That Won't Be Easy for DC)

How Marvel Unified Its Movie Universe (And Why That Won't Be Easy for DC) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Adam Rogers:  "Kevin Feige helped Marvel unite its superhero movies into one interconnected universe. With a Superman and Batman movie on the way, will Warner Bros. be able to do the same?"


Image: Jon Favreau in Iron Man (Marvel)

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 8, 2013 3:36 AM

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In the midst of the massive geek Mecca that is San Diego Comic-Con, the big Marvel Studios movie panel had all the theater of a presidential campaign rally. Tom Hiddleston appeared in costume as Loki, the bad guy from Thor, and rallied the crowd in character. Then: so many movie stars, including the full casts of the upcoming Captain America sequel and Guardians of the Galaxy. And just when it seemed like it was over, Joss Whedon, patron saint of nerds, walked out for a Steve Jobsian one-more-thing and introduced the first teaser for The Avengers sequel. Eight thousand fans, some of whom had been waiting in line since the night before, shrieked like their souls were being ripped from their bodies.


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Happy 75th Birthday, Man of Steel!: Look at Superman Through The Ages

Happy 75th Birthday, Man of Steel!: Look at Superman Through The Ages | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Graeme McMillan:  "Throughout his existence, Superman has changed to match the times, for better and worse. Here's a quick guide to the many faces of the Man of Steel."

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A fascinating look at character development, not over the course of a single story, but over the course of numerous decades.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:33 AM

Some love him, some hate him, everybody know him -

Ken Morrison's comment, April 22, 2013 8:36 AM
Thank you. This was much more interesting that I thought it would be!
Cindy Rudy's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:11 AM
This story has lasted a very long time. Can kids explain why?
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5 Comics/Transmedia Trends to Watch in 2013

5 Comics/Transmedia Trends to Watch in 2013 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Rob Salkowitz:  "As comics have become more powerful lords of the entertainment universe, we look at what’s in store, across platforms, for 2013."

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After a stellar year in 2012, what's next for comics?  Hint: there's a lot of transmedia storytelling involved.

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Andrea Deydén's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:03 PM

Bastante interesante. Me gusta ver estos cambios, en especial porque poco a poco se empiezan a ver las fusiones entre los estilos estadounidense y japonés (hell, yeah, me refiero a Avatar: La leyenda de Aang/Korra).

 

Personalmente, me encanta que los cómics empiecen a usar más esta plataforma. No que no lo hubieran hecho antes (Marvel luego te engancha para que descargues libremente el número 1 de todos sus cómics y luego ya te vende los demás) o que no hubieran existido plataformas para hacerlo (Comicrack!!!). 

Como sea, me parece que estas tendencias son perfectamente observables hoy día y que podemos ver a dónde hacen evolucionar al cómic sin grandes temores a que echen algo a perder (además de la línea editorial de DC, is that to say) 

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How 'Dredd 3D' Represents the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Modern Action Movies

How 'Dredd 3D' Represents the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Modern Action Movies | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Eric Kohn: '"Dredd 3D" may present a dreary vision of the future, but it offers a promising encapsulation of the modern action movie.'

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With This Kiss...Superman and Wonder Woman Are Finally an Item

With This Kiss...Superman and Wonder Woman Are Finally an Item | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Andrea Smith: "Clark Kent is hanging up his online dating profile because it’s official: Superman and Wonder Woman are now the ultimate power couple" ...

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hahaha
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Why Do Supervillains Fascinate Us? A Psychological Perspective

Why Do Supervillains Fascinate Us? A Psychological Perspective | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Travis Langley: "Why are we fascinated by supervillains? Posing the question is much like asking why evil itself intrigues us, but there’s much more to our continued interest in supervillains than meets the eye."

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Infographic: Here’s Every Avenger That Marvel Ever Invented

Infographic: Here’s Every Avenger That Marvel Ever Invented | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson: "[Jer Thorp's infographics] meticulously and elegantly plot the appearance of every one of the 132 Avengers through almost 50 years of issues, with each hero designated by a three-color shield borrowed from Captain America."

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Marketing Lessons From Marvel’s The Avengers

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Sophie Woodrooffe: "Five years, $100 million in global marketing and Samuel L. Jackson. That’s what it took for Marvel’s The Avengers to earn over $700 million its opening weekend – a box office record."

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What Guardians Of the Galaxy Can Tell Us About Our Relationship with Nostalgia

What Guardians Of the Galaxy Can Tell Us About Our Relationship with Nostalgia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it


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Adam X. Smith:  "Lots of media relies on our nostalgia for something we remember from when we were children, and no matter how well or how badly it is executed, the tactic often works for one pretty good reason" ...

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, August 22, 7:11 PM

Love how this articulates why I loved this movie, so much better than I could.

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Marvel's Transmedia Gambit

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No, not that Gambit, Shaun.


Spoilers for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Captain America: The Winter Soldier ahead.

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Michael R. Underwood:  "When Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was announced, there was excitement, there was wariness, and everything in-between. An ongoing TV show as a tie-in to a powerful superhero franchise? This was something new, something different."

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Zeezee's comment, June 24, 10:16 PM
My favorite Marvel's character :)
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Stellar New X-Men Saves a Franchise Gone Wrong

Stellar New X-Men Saves a Franchise Gone Wrong | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Rachel Edidin:  "The great thing about X-Men: Days of Future Past is that you can describe both the film and its plot in one go: a Hail-Mary pass at repairing a timeline gone terribly, terribly wrong."

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Who Gets To Be A Superhero? Race And Identity In Comics

Who Gets To Be A Superhero? Race And Identity In Comics | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Gene Demby:  "Artist Orion Martin recently posted several images reimagining X-Men characters as people of color. This touched off a conversation about race in comic book worlds, and how these comic book depictions relate to real life."

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 23, 6:14 AM

Interesting reading.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, March 23, 11:39 PM

Comic's characters finally catching up with reading demographics! 

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Marvel at Netflix: Intersecting Comics and Transmedia The Nerd Machine

Marvel at Netflix: Intersecting Comics and Transmedia The Nerd Machine | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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The Nerd Machine:  "Not content with ruling the big screen when it comes to comic book movies, Disney/Marvel has inked a rather epic deal with Netflix: four series with 13 episodes each, all leading up to a final team-up miniseries" ....

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malek's curator insight, November 9, 2013 10:53 AM

a great strategic move: 2nd tier heroes who won't make it to big screen deployed for TV shows. Spinning an old asset is always one of the best marketing decisions you can make.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 9, 2013 5:36 PM

Disney/Marvel has inked a rather epic deal with Netflix: four series with 13 episodes each, all leading up to a final team-up miniseries. The subjects of those series: Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. And if that wasn’t a sweet enough deal for fans, the deal is also part of a broader arrangement between the two that grants Netflix exclusive, first-run subscription rights to Disney and Marvel films - See more at: http://www.thenerdmachine.com/marvel-at-netflix-intersecting-comics-and-transmedia/#sthash.VrVc0Tpb.dpuf

Asil's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:13 PM
This is pretty amazing news. Disney has always been a leader in expanding its product into new markets.
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New digital comics meet old storytelling tricks

New digital comics meet old storytelling tricks | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Seth Rosenblatt:  "Comics fans are getting a double-dose of digital innovation this summer, as DC Comics lets you choose your own Batman adventure and revel in new tales of the campy '60s Batman."

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Despite the odd hiccup, comics seem to be successfully embracing digital whilst also growing their traditional print base.  It makes a great lesson for any of the creative industries struggling with the transition to digital.

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Dorothea Martin's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:57 AM

Very interesting. Looking forward to how comics adapt

Claudio Gentile's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:14 AM

Importanti novità da @DCComics le storie #vintage si fanno #transmediali

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:07 PM

Hmmm.. when might a comic book be a 48 hr film?

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Superhero Factory Marvel Tries On A New Digital Utility Belt

Superhero Factory Marvel Tries On A New Digital Utility Belt | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Tara Moore:  "With adaptive sound to original shows and even Wolverine's new adventures in Japan, the comic company's growing far bigger than books."

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Comics are becoming a powerful option for transmedia projects so it's interesting to look at how the genre is evolving ...

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Niclas Holmqvist's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:25 AM

Seriebranschen förändras. Läsarna har blivit färre, men mediet har blivit accepterat och historierna breder ut sig i andra kanaler.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:48 AM

Comic book geeks: Marvel loves you. But it wants to expand its social circle. Don't worry. Whether it's debuting Wolverine's Japanese adventures or adding adaptive sound to your reading experience, the company will always hold you diehards dear. But at this year’s SXSW Interactive festival, Marvel unveiled five digital initiatives to woo non-fans, too.

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 12, 2013 11:31 AM

Comic book and gaming industry is the catalyst to how publising will be viewed in the future.

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Why is Superman still so popular?

Why is Superman still so popular? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
With the release of Man of Steel looming, Paul Harris examines why the Superman story retains such power after more than 70 years
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A look at how Superman stays relevant by mirroring society's changing values.

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William Barry, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:16 AM

Interesting and thought provoking read!

Maria Rachelle's curator insight, January 10, 2013 10:48 AM

Intersting reading

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Dredd Star, Writer Open Up About the Iconic Comic Character

Dredd Star, Writer Open Up About the Iconic Comic Character | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Alex Garland: "Dredd moves, his character changes, but he’s like a glacier, you don’t see it change, maybe retrospectively you think ‘hang on, that’s a foot further down the valley than it used to be,’ but it’s kind of it. So that traditional story arc doesn’t apply in Dredd."

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What TV Show Will Joss Whedon Make For Marvel? [Transmedia Alert!]

What TV Show Will Joss Whedon Make For Marvel? [Transmedia Alert!] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Noah J Nelson : "Here’s the heart of the speculation at present: that this TV show will somehow tie into the Marvel “cinematic universe”. Which means that charcters from the TV show could turn up in the next Avengers, or Thor, or Batroc The Leaper."


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'The Avengers': The First All-Star Movie By Design

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Jeff Gomez: "Our love of team-ups, in fact, dates back to the Stone Age. Early man imbued all things around him with animus, and the coolest things — the sun, the moon, the ocean — were either the incarnations of, or controlled by superior beings, gods. It was just a matter of time before pantheons formed, relationships got complicated, and villains arose to challenge the benevolent"...

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6 Reasons ‘The Avengers’ Is Crushing It At The Box Office

6 Reasons ‘The Avengers’ Is Crushing It At The Box Office | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Even as the industry scrambles to figure out how to emulate this success, here are six hard and fast reasons why Avengers gets it right:

  • A Mastermind with a Long-Term Scheme
  • Insisting the Story Wins Out Over Egos
  • Homer, Dante and…Stan Lee! Embracing a Mythos of Our Own
  • One Universe, Dozens of Access Points
  • Incentivizing Rivals to Team Up
  • A Daring, Well-Timed Release Strategy

Jeff Gomez and Fabian Nicieza, Starlight Runner Entertainment


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