Matthew Shlomo Mintz

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What “Jessica Jones” lost in the move to TV: We’d rather watch a woman be abused than heal

<b>Krysten Ritter in "Jessica Jones" (Netflix/Myles Aronowitz)</b><p>The comic “Alias” is about recovering from trauma—but in the acclaimed Netflix adaptation, it hasn’t stopped<p>Eli Keel<p>December 1, 2015 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Most comic adaptations come with some headaches. There may be decades of continuity, multiple …

Comics

16-year-old inventor launches new smartphone lens

The young entrepreneur has sold 4,000 Magnibands and is hoping for a Christmas 'surge' in orders<p>Toby Liew, a 16-year-old A-level student from Gillingham, Kent, has created a macro lens that fits on most available smartphone models, which he hopes will become the next consumer technology "it" gadget.<p>…

Paul Dini to Tell Personal Tale with Dark Knight: A True Batman Story

The night is darkest just before the dawn.<p>Comic book superhero maestro Paul Dini, who has won several Emmy awards for writing Batman: The Animated …

7 Times the Classic Batman Cartoon Made Us Feel Too Much

7. His Silicon Soul<p>As far as compelling openings go, "His Silicon Soul" is hard to beat. In a secluded warehouse late at night, Batman bursts out of …

Will Jared Leto’s Joker Be More Heath Ledger Or Jack Nicholson?

Is <i>Suicide Squad</i> out yet? I feel like the first trailer came out eons ago, but alas, we still have almost a year until the movie is finally released. During said eons, one of the biggest topics of conversation (besides how to dress up like Harley Quinn and other Quinn-related matters) is Jared …

Comic Books

This Fascinating 1976 Memo From A Fox Exec Accurately Predicts The ‘Star Wars’ Phenomenon

Obviously, the original <i>Star Wars</i> was an instant phenomenon once it received a wide theatrical release in 1977, but did anybody realize what they had on their hands beforehand? I’ve always gotten the impression that the success of <i>Star Wars</i> was a surprise to most involved. George Lucas has gone on …

2016 Summer Olympics Watersports Venue Reportedly Highly Polluted Far Offshore

The world's best athletes will reportedly have to worry about more than just their elite competition during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.<p>According to a report from Brad Brooks of the Associated Press published early Wednesday morning, the AP's latest testing found Rio de Janeiro's Olympic …