Marc Alan Fishman: Man Of Steel, Heart On Sleeve

Marc Alan Fishman

Marc Alan Fishman is a graphic designer, digital artist, writer, and most importantly a native born Chicagoan. When he's not making websites, drawing and writing for his indie company Unshaven Comics, or rooting for the Bears... he's a dedicated husband and father. When you're not enjoying his column here on ComicMix, feel free to catch his comic book reviews weekly at MichaelDavisWorld, and check out his books and cartoons at Unshaven Comics.

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  1. Sarah Bloom says:

    Have you actually heard of anyone seeing the MoS trailer with The Hobbit movie? We have not. I personally went last night and there was no MoS trailer, and its been the same story all over the world. www. facebook. com/HenryCavillFans

  2. facebook_douglass.abramson says:

    It played with the screening I saw in Temecula, CA.

  3. Emily W says:

    I am with you, Marc, on being hesitant to have faith in this adaptation, *despite* loving both Christopher Nolan and Henry Cavill. I hoooope it’s great; but the dark tone is jarring to me, too. Superman can have some darkness, but it has to be the right kind for his story. I’m not sure this is.

  4. JosephW says:

    Y’know, if people spent as much freakin’ time analyzing “The Avengers” (or almost any other “Marvel” movie) as they do with the DC films, they’d realize there really was a lot of nothing going on with the Marvel films.

    I mean, first off, turning the Asgardians into nothing more than other-dimensional aliens? (And, please, don’t get me started on how third-rate the Asgardian armor was. All the “metal” looked like shiny plastic. But I digress….) Now, of course, if DC’s (supposedly) upcoming Wonder Woman film chooses to ignore the Amazons’ worshiping the Olympian gods with the same zeal and fervor and devotion usually reserved for those who worship the Christian God, then there’d be so much badmouthing of the film that the fanboys would be calling for the heads of the screenwriter and director as well as a call for a boycott until “DC came to their senses.” (And don’t anyone argue against that. Everyone knows damn well that would be the minimum reaction.)

    Now, getting back to the Avengers specifics, the “big bad” Loki gets taken in by the Black Widow? In what freaking universe does that happen? (Oh, right. The Whedon Avengers-verse.) And then there’s this little piece written by you Marc: “And who here could say that a movie with 7 super-heroes could still feel weighty and realistic?” Hmm. Let’s count: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye–that’s SIX. So, from your own words, I’m guessing you didn’t think that “The Avengers” felt “weighty and realistic?” Or is it just there being ONE less super-hero that made the difference?

    Now, don’t get me wrong. “The Avengers” was a “fun” movie. But it was, by no means, as great as people have made it out to be. It had plot holes big enough to push the Earth through (and, sorry, but the Loki that *I* knew and tended to despise should have fully enjoyed that pummeling the Hulk was giving him–he’s the offspring of freaking frost giants for crying out loud–rather than whimpering like a whipped puppy).

    As to all the hate for “Green Lantern,” I happened to enjoy it. Was it everything that I’d expected? Of course not. NO comic-book film is or even can be (unless it’s fully animated). The film could’ve benefited from a little tighter focus–leaving the Guardians and the whole Corps thing for a second film (possibly just having Sinestro show up to find out what happened to Abin Sur and then help train Hal while they’re dealing with some other cosmic menace). But, as I noted, “The Avengers” ultimately was a disappointment (as were “Captain America,” “Thor,” and “Iron Man 2”). But you’d never know that from the fanboys who ignored all the flaws because they were too distracted by all the flash and shiny gewgaws.