Marc Alan Fishman: A WONDERful Problem To Debate

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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6 Responses

  1. Next you’re going to tell us it’s not important that Han Shot First.

    In most cases, it’s not the thing they want to change for a movie or TV show, but the reason they want to change it. The choice to change Spidey’s web shooters wasn’t to make the story better, but because they thought the idea of a young kid making his own super-powerful polymer was ridiculous. It’s MUCH more narratively logical that he got the ability to spin webs from the mutation gained by getting bit by a genetically altered spider.

    The Wonder Woman story was just woolgathering by a guy on his blog, but it so perfectly fit into the fears that people had, it was easy to believe. Warner Brothers has gone on record how “complicated” a story they think Wonder Woman has (which she doesn’t), so the idea of changing it at such a basic level would mean they didn’t think the story as it exists would sell.

    There’s the fear that the producers fear the comic story that we’ve been reading and enjoying for years will be changed not because it’s too “complicated”, but because it’s too silly. That they’ll basically say “We would make this story, but nobody would come see it cause it’s just childish and ridiculous, so we’re changing it so it makes more sense”.

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    You’re COMPLETELY wrong on this Marc, my friend. It’s COMPLETE disrespect for Amazonian. Period.

  3. Rene Narciso says:

    Superhero movies have a kind of Occam’s Razor approach to superhero origins, in that they’ll try to combine as many superhero origins as possible if the characters appear in the same movie.

    That is why Dr. Doom was made a victim of the same accident that created the FF. And the Green Goblin formula was derived from Spider-Man’s accident. And the Juggernaut was made into a mutant in the X-Men franchise.

    I suppose they think that in a movie with Superman, all meta-humans introduced in that movie must be derived from Superman. Adding mythological Gods to a world with Kryptonians may seem like stretching people’s suspension of disbelief.

    But what about the Avengers? Well, the characters were all introduced in their own movies. If they had done all the Avengers for the first time in one movie, I suppose someone would say that Asgardian blood is the real basis for Captain America’s serum and the Hulk’s tranformation. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way Hollywood thinks.

  4. mike weber says:

    They might just take that bold leap to a comic shop to see what they’ve been missing all along.


    And they’ll go “Oh, like, wow man! This is nothing like the movies! Why did they change all this stuff when they made these comics?” (Slightly exaggerated. Slightly.)

    Just try to get someone who only knows the Judy Garland film to read the Oz books.

    Or listen to them complain about how wrong Disney’s Return to Oz is.

  1. January 28, 2014

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