Coin-Op Classics: Capcom’s Awesome 1993 ‘Punisher’ Game
Video games based on comics have always been a pretty risky proposition. For every Arkham City, there are two or three Superman 64s out there making life hard on anyone who just wants to punch out super-villains. That’s why we here at ComicsAlliance believe that the good ones should be celebrated, and why we think that it’s finally time to put the spotlight on one of the most underrated classics in comic book video game history.
Optimism and Cynicism in ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Dark Knight’
In the weeks leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, there were a lot of debates over the relative merits of Joss Whedon’s Avengers film and TDKR’s predecessor, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. When you get right down to it, that was inevitable: Avengers was a monumental success, with four years of buildup designed to create a series-spanning mega-franchise that would reflect the shared universe of the comic books that inspired it and managed to rack up a billion dollars in about a month, and The Dark Knight was an Academy Award winning smash hit that was also no slouch at the box office. They both stand out as huge milestones of super-hero storytelling that people have really responded to.