Aug. pries away genre dearth of comic book movies

Credits: Sony Pictures
Credits: Sony Pictures

Aug. pries away genre dearth of comic book movies

At one medium working with another, the boom of comic books outsourced into comics oriented screenplays has phased a bold face belonged to the sequential arts mainstream.

And 2013 has seen its fair share of franchise stages: hype, completion, reboot or obsoletion. The stages continue in Aug., but the theatrical offerings brace to show the strength belonging to the backbone of the industry’s publications.

The pulse-pounders have not stopped. It’s only that action is stripped of capes and masks, except for one specific exception. A-Listers or notable up-and-coming actors latch on to these booming fireworks displays of action-adventure, fantasy, and gritty caped-realism.

The Dog Days of a 2013 Summer are not going to be a genesis introduction to the backbone of comics genres – already done with “The Road to Perdition” and “History of Violence” – but it definitely is a plural stable of them.

“2 Guns”

Maybe the cinematic team up between Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington was not long-awaited, yet in line with “The Expendables” franchise experience is no longer unexpected. Boom! Studios has the miniseries responsible for the movie icon and all-star to bring Steven Grant’s comic book script to being a shootout extravaganza of detective fiction.

“The Mortal Instruments”

Able to expand the paranormal spectrum along this summer’s showtimes, the novel passer through the gates of the top ten ranks for the New York Times best-seller lists seems a sleeper ready to erupt in theaters. With a title both colloquially apt and telling, the introduction of Clary Fray and her discovery that she’s not fully human coincides with her walk on the side of angels fighting the ill ilk of supernaturals. To note, the likenesses in the film’s trailer seem as top notch as the comic book series written by Mike Raicht and drawn by Nicole Virella for publisher Th3rd World’s well-received issues.

“Kick-Ass 2”

Capes and masks are included, but even the comic book ran on the independent comics current. The costumes and monikers only lighten this vigilante scope into a desirous sequel of maelstrom titular, blue collar profanity eloquence and cathartic venturings. Icon may be the imprint under Marvel that unleashed the concept and comics series by blockbuster minded Mark Millar, still it also is the publisher launchpad that was able to bind the geek cultured and mainstream movie-goers into one cult fandom for an off-beat, stripped down spin on superhero “what if”.

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