How DC Ruined Harley Quinn

Harleen Frances Quinzel was born in ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ as Joker’s evil love interest and sidekick. We all know her story: She became a psychiatrist and began working at Arkham Asylum, fell in love with the Joker after being his therapist for months, thus deciding to become a criminal and live her darkest desires … More How DC Ruined Harley Quinn

Welcome Back to Comic Fade

Hello, and welcome back to Comic Fade. After a long and difficult 2-month hiatus, Comic Fade is officially returning to all of it’s former major platforms. We will continue on with tweet-based news, entertainment-based YouTube videos and editorial-based articles. We wanted to thank everybody who has stood by us throughout the past few months as … More Welcome Back to Comic Fade

Fictional Mirrors and Their Dark Reflections of Heroes

When most people look into the mirror, they expect to see themselves but just with a flipped image. A similar thing happens regularly in fiction, but instead of a flipped image, it’s a flipped morality, whether that be full villain or antihero, showing what our hero could have become. Some examples that may spring to … More Fictional Mirrors and Their Dark Reflections of Heroes

Inhumans’ Unsurprisingly Weak Debut Lacks Any And All Energy

Inhumans has recently premiered on television, to say the reactions have been divisive is an understatement at this point. I have found myself in the majority when it comes to my feelings about the show. There were a few red-flags that I had just ignored, maybe everyone behind this also ignored them. There was very … More Inhumans’ Unsurprisingly Weak Debut Lacks Any And All Energy

The Batman’s Potential to Be The DCEU’s Best

The DC Extended Universe is a controversial franchise. Among being divisive between critics and fans, the DCEU’s upcoming films are losing directors, release dates and even supposedly cast members. It feels like every week an article is reported by a major publication about a new movie in the works, hell some films haven’t even touched … More The Batman’s Potential to Be The DCEU’s Best

‘Snow Steam Iron’ Is A Compelling And Important Piece Of Art

‘Snow Steam Iron’ is a ballad of blood, sweat, and tears directed by Zack Snyder. While it is exclusive to Vero members only, ‘Snow Steam Iron’ was anticipated on more than just the young social media platform. When it was announced near the beginning of September, fans were surprised to see something so soon from … More ‘Snow Steam Iron’ Is A Compelling And Important Piece Of Art

‘Kingsman’ Retrospective: Stylish And Heart-Filled Brilliance

If you hadn’t already clocked by our fancy new twitter set up, we here at Comic Fade are huge fans of Matthew Vaughn’s loose screen adaptation of Mark Millar’s 2012 ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, and have spent most of September fanboying over ‘The Golden Circle’s’ imminent release. Before we flock to the cinema to see … More ‘Kingsman’ Retrospective: Stylish And Heart-Filled Brilliance

‘Fighter’ Is A Visceral, Beautiful, And Moving Experience

‘Fighter’ is a short film from Director Bugsy Riverbank-Steel which depicts a boxer with down syndrome, and focuses around him and his his family and explores the decision, whether it is right to let him fight as well as his right to fight in the first place. The film is a visceral and intense watch, … More ‘Fighter’ Is A Visceral, Beautiful, And Moving Experience

How James Gunn Uses ‘The Chain’ To Perfection In GOTG Vol. 2

*Spoilers ahead for Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2* The Guardians of the Galaxy movies for me will go down as two of the best comic book adaptations ever put to film. They are full of colourful cinematography, unique writing, and a zany collection of once-outcast characters. These films however have something much deeper … More How James Gunn Uses ‘The Chain’ To Perfection In GOTG Vol. 2

Why Devin Faraci Doesn’t Deserve A Job In This Industry

As a kid, I was taught to tolerate some things because that would be much easier than facing problems I might not understand the full capacity of. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, there are a few definitions for this type of tolerance. The capacity to endure pain or hardship, the act of allowing something, the … More Why Devin Faraci Doesn’t Deserve A Job In This Industry

Oscars 2017 Retrospective: Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water is a poignant commentary on the Midwest of America, a visually interesting film that brings Taylor Sheridan’s outstanding script to life. The most notable aspect of this film however is the performances. The plot revolves around two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) stealing from different branches of the same bank … More Oscars 2017 Retrospective: Hell or High Water

Oscars 2017 Retrospective: Arrival

Moving on with our Oscars Retrospective series on 2017’s ‘Best Picture’ nominees, we have ‘Arrival.’ Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Amy Adams as well as Jeremy Renner, ‘Arrival’ became Villeneuve’s second movie nominated for an Academy Award. It has also become one of my personal favorite movies of all time, and perhaps this article … More Oscars 2017 Retrospective: Arrival

The Rise and Fall of Franchises

In this era, we live in, there are constant remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, and extended universes. So, let’s go back to a time when such a thing was very uncommon. Specifically, back to the days of Alien and Terminator, two high quality thrillers with great acting, effects, and mostly importantly intriguing and original stories. Both spawned a multitude … More The Rise and Fall of Franchises

Streaming Killed The Video Star: The Death Of Physical Media

The once-great musicians Queen stated that “video killed the radio star” in their 1984 classic ‘Radio Ga Ga’: an upbeat post-mortem of the radio industry, sadly deemed irrelevant with the advantageous rise of physical media and home video. Having your movies or music available at any time without ceaseless adverts padded throughout, be it on … More Streaming Killed The Video Star: The Death Of Physical Media

Spotlight: The Defenders

In November of 2013, Netflix announced that they would be collaborating with Marvel to create four live action series and one mini-series. Four years later, we’re finally getting the completion of that announcement. Daredevil Matt Murdock, who would later become Daredevil, first appeared 1964’s Daredevil #1. Matt has made the most appearances of the Defenders, … More Spotlight: The Defenders

Oscars 2017 Retrospective: Moonlight

Continuing our series of retrospectives on the Oscars’ 2016 Best Picture nominees, we will be covering the winner of the award, Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’, starring a cast entirely of POC, including Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex Hibbert, Mahershala Ali, among others. Based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys look Blue”, the movie features a … More Oscars 2017 Retrospective: Moonlight

Whitewashing: An issue of Representation and Respect

Due to my position as a British born POC of South Asian heritage, the opportunity to study film at degree level has opened my eyes to unknown areas of the industry, on and off-screen. Breathing, living and studying Film is what I do as a student and whenever I come across the term ‘whitewash’ or … More Whitewashing: An issue of Representation and Respect

Oscars 2017 Retrospective: Hacksaw Ridge

To continue our new series about each of the well-deserved 2016 films that were nominated for ‘Best Picture’ at the Oscars, we will be looking at my personal favorite film of the last few years, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’. The movie stars Andrew Garfield and features Mel Gibson’s first directorial outing since ‘Apocalypto’, and arguably his best … More Oscars 2017 Retrospective: Hacksaw Ridge

Retrospective: Return Of The Jedi Is A Flawed, Yet Good Conclusion

There are many reasons to love and hate the third installment in the original trilogy of Star Wars films. Though many see it as the last good Star Wars movie to have come out, many see it as a “meh” at best. Although I do find enjoyment in watching this film, it definitely is not … More Retrospective: Return Of The Jedi Is A Flawed, Yet Good Conclusion

D23 Recap

Hello and welcome to ComicFade’s recap of 2017’s D23 Expo! Here you’ll find everything we were able to see and report on from the exhibition each day it went on. From The Incredibles to Marvel to Pixar and to Star Wars, we’ve got what you need to know!   Day One (July 13, 2017): Before … More D23 Recap

Character Spotlight: Spider-Man’s Innocent Complexity

On the 5th of July, Spider-Man once again swung into our cinemas with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. This demonstrates a clear cultural and commercial importance to a character who continues to be revisited year upon year, this being the 3rd iteration of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in the last 15 years. We all know the story … More Character Spotlight: Spider-Man’s Innocent Complexity

Character Spotlight: The Tragedy Of Tony Stark

Over the last decade, we’ve seen many superheroes on screen. From Batman to Superman to Spider-Man, theaters have been filled with people eagerly awaiting the latest comic book movies. But no character has made a name for himself in the last decade like Tony Stark. Before 2008, if you asked 1000 people on the street … More Character Spotlight: The Tragedy Of Tony Stark

Comic Fade Highlights: The Winter Soldier Is Still The Best Marvel Studios Has To Offer

  Captain America: The Winter Soldier is unique to me as it was the point at which I realized just what a comic book movie had the potential to be. Up to The Winter Soldier’s release in 2014, every MCU film followed a “formula” of sorts; it was very much a “Marvel” movie rather than … More Comic Fade Highlights: The Winter Soldier Is Still The Best Marvel Studios Has To Offer

Retrospective: The Empire Strikes Back Is The Perfect Sequel

In my Retrospective for A New Hope, I gave my backstory about how I was first introduced to Star Wars. At the end of that Retrospective, I kind of left all of you on a cliffhanger, similar to Empire Strikes Back. So, considering I do not have to give you an unnecessary backstory about me, … More Retrospective: The Empire Strikes Back Is The Perfect Sequel

Cars 3 Was The Movie The Cars Franchise Needed

In 2006, Disney Pixar launched a new franchise that seemed to be very promising. Unfortunately, the films of said series did not get the praise the studio thought it would receive, I’m sure. While the first installment of the Cars series experienced the highest acclaim of the trilogy, the sequel, Cars 2, did not play … More Cars 3 Was The Movie The Cars Franchise Needed

Comic Fade Highlights: Batman Begins Transcends The Boundaries Of The Comic Book Film Genre

As a kid, I knew Batman as a legend on paper and backpacks, the elusive crusader was always and interest of mine as a kid. I remember being home sick one day, my dad worked the night shift so he was in what I liked to call a hibernation. As any kid would, they took … More Comic Fade Highlights: Batman Begins Transcends The Boundaries Of The Comic Book Film Genre

E3 Was Packed, So Here Is Our Official Recap Of Every Conference

E3 is the iconic and much anticipated expo that happens every year. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is the video game nerd’s dream, and this year proved to be quite action-packed. If you were too lazy to tune into every livestream and conference, we have every major thing that happened — right below!   THE ELECTRONIC … More E3 Was Packed, So Here Is Our Official Recap Of Every Conference

Dead Men Tell No Tales Proves That Dead Franchises Do Not Tell Very Good Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment in the Pirates franchise, and stars Johnny Depp as the washed up drunk Jack Sparrow, Javier Bardem as the villainous Salazar, Geoffrey Rush as the recurring Captain Hector Barbosa, and some other people as Henry Turner and a science lady. The film … More Dead Men Tell No Tales Proves That Dead Franchises Do Not Tell Very Good Tales

Captain Underpants Is The Film DreamWorks Totally Needs Right Now

Captain Underpants is about two boys, George Beard (Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch), who pull all kinds of pranks around Jerome Horwitz Elementary and spend time at their treehouse making comic books about the fictional superhero, Captain Underpants. One day, their creation becomes a reality as the boys hypnotize the school principal, Mr. … More Captain Underpants Is The Film DreamWorks Totally Needs Right Now

Comic Fade Highlights: Why Logan Is The Quintessential Comic Book Movie

Just this recent Tuesday (in the US, at least), Logan came out on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD, along with Logan Noir, the black and white version of the film. The film received a resounding amount of praise, with a 92% Rotten Tomatoes score and an 8.5/10 on IMDb. It’s been praised by many … More Comic Fade Highlights: Why Logan Is The Quintessential Comic Book Movie

Character Spotlight: Wonder Woman’s Beautifully Empowering Effect On The Industry

Wonder Woman is finally playing in theaters worldwide, and we finally get to see The Amazonian Princess’ origins on the big screen. Instead of telling you how it originally went down in the comics, we’ll be going through her creation, how she rose to comic royalty, and her status today as an icon. Diana Prince … More Character Spotlight: Wonder Woman’s Beautifully Empowering Effect On The Industry

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Doing Great, But What’s Next?

With Marvel Studios bumping up their release dates to 3 movies a year, introducing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to the universe, and breaking records with films like Captain America: Civil War, they are definitely on a roll. This streak of critically and financially successful films can only make long-time fans and newcomers ask one question: What’s … More The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Doing Great, But What’s Next?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is A Fun, Entertaining, And Sometimes Tedious Experience [GAME REVIEW]

With a successful launch of 500,000 units being sold, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released to the masses this April. As a sort of remaster, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the Nintendo Switch’s version of the classic game series. We at Comic Fade set out to play the game, and fully review it for you … More Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is A Fun, Entertaining, And Sometimes Tedious Experience [GAME REVIEW]

Character Spotlight: The Wolverine’s Journey Through Fox’s X-Men Franchise

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX’S X-MEN FILMS. Fox’s ‘Logan’ broke records and wooed fans and critics alike. Now, the studio is straying away from the clawed mutant and directing their focus towards the younger X-Men and Deadpool, this seems like the perfect time to put the spotlight on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Wolverine … More Character Spotlight: The Wolverine’s Journey Through Fox’s X-Men Franchise