PODCAST | Twenty years ago this week BLADE hit theaters and changed EVERYTHING for comic book movies. We take a look back at the groundbreaking film and answer the questsion: Does it still hold up after all these years?

PLUS: Industry legend Paul Levitz joins us IN STUDIO to chat about Blade, his 30 year career and latest graphic novel “Brooklyn Blood”

Blade Retro Review

Segment 1:

The crew start out discussing Blade, What were the expectations for Blade?, Gene Colan and Neal Adams, Michael and Hassan discuss their experience working at Wizard Magazine, Hassan analyzes the introduction and art style of Blade

Segment 2:

The crew continue their retro review of Blade, Paul shares his teaching resume, How important is it for educators to learn about the graphic novel format?, The change in perception of the graphic novel industry, How Blade transcended the unfavorable comic book movie perception of the past, The success of 1997 Batman, How movies like X Men succeeded without going to TV first


Brooklyn Blood Graphic Novel

Segment 3:

How Wesley Snipes’ portrayal of Blade facilitated the comic book movie crossover, Michael discusses interviewing Ryan Reynolds, Paul Levitz discusses his new graphic novel Brooklyn Blood, Paul shares the plot of Brooklyn Blood and what you can expect, The transition from paper comic to digital comic, Paul shares the coolest moment from his tenure as president at DC Comics

Segment 4:

Spinning the Racks: Who Watches The Watchmen? Former DC Comics President Paul Levitz weighs in on the news that HBO has picked up the WATCHMEN for a full season.

HBO Picks UP Watchmen

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