Articles by Vinay Viswanath
Oct 09, 2019
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is proof that looking beyond the DCEU may be a great idea for Warner BrosJoker is a timely reminder that a comic book film can be enjoyable and engaging even when it isn’t linked to 20 other films and doesn’t have the fate of the entire world (at the very least) hanging in the balance.
Oct 07, 2019
Meet the Eternals: As Marvel lays its bets on next phase of superheroes, here's a look at the Avengers' successorsIt’s fair to say that the Eternals probably represent the biggest challenge that the MCU has faced yet, when it comes to endearing a group of minor and vastly unknown characters to an audience that, at this point, absolutely must be experiencing at least some superhero movie fatigue
Oct 02, 2019
The Joker: The insanity and pessimism of Batman's nemesis — the most enduring villain in comicsIt is rare to find a villain that is so fully defined solely by their opposition to a hero, but the Joker has turned what should be a flimsy premise into one of the strongest and most enduring double acts in comic book history.
Sep 15, 2019
With gambling mechanics in video games under investigation in the UK, is the day of reckoning finally upon the industry?A few days ago, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons published a report on immersive and addictive technologies. As part of their investigation, the committee studied the nature and impact of loot boxes and other chance-based mechanics and from the look of things, their findings are nothing short of damning.
Sep 02, 2019
What Spider-Man’s exit from Marvel Cinematic Universe means for the future of Tom Holland's characterFollowing Sony and Marvel's impasse, Spider-Man does appear to be out of Marvel’s control at least for the foreseeable future.
Aug 03, 2019
Marvel Phase 4: Our informed guesses about who'll replace Thanos as primary antagonistMarvel Phase 4, with Avengers: Endgame, left a void in the fans' lives not only with Tony Stark's death but also Thanos turning into ash (excuse the pun).
Jul 28, 2019
As Alan Moore bids adieu to comic books, a look at his life, work, and towering legacyOver a career in comics that has spanned a little over four decades, Alan Moore became one of the most renowned and celebrated writers of his time, credited with a number of critically acclaimed original works as well as reimaginings of existing characters that helped revive their flagging popularity.
Jul 06, 2019
Spider-Man: How Marvel's web-slinging, friendly, neighbourhood superhero came into beingCreated by the classic Marvel dream team of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first hit shelves back in 1962 as part of a collection of comics under the title Amazing Fantasy #15. Coming fresh off the success of the Fantastic Four’s debut, Lee was already working on what he hoped would be the next big thing.
May 05, 2019
Avengers: Endgame — All the interesting Easter Eggs you may have missed in Marvel's Infinity Saga finaleRusso brothers managed to cram Avengers: Endgame full of references to the other films or comics and even a few Easter eggs that could point to where the MCU is headed in the future.
Apr 29, 2019
Avengers: Endgame — Ten questions you may have after watching the final film in Marvel's Infinity SagaSo, you’ve seen Avengers: Endgame. Here are answers to some burning questions you may have post-watching the film.