With "Justice League" No. 1 selling 361,138 copies, it's on top during a year of growth for the comic book industry. DC Comics copublishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee talked to Fast Company about what was then considered a risky relaunch.
At a preview of his "Dark Knight Rises" prologue, director Christopher Nolan advised how "to capture the grandeur of movies," where you need to see the movie in July to fully grasp his Bat-vision, and a tip on the best way to watch the preview ahead of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol" on Dec. 16.
With plans in the current DC storyline to have Batman Inc. go worldwide, I thought we'd see if this is really feasible—that is, do bats have the same connotations around the world as they do in the U.S.? And if the bat isn't the right symbol in, say, China, what animal might serve?
Tonight's Dark Knight Blu-ray event was the first ever BD-Live experience in America. But the live text commentary featuring the film's director, Chris Nolan, left much to be desired. The questions that were texted in resembled the same hit or miss quality as online chats — and only rarely related to what was actually happening during the live viewing of the film. As for the questions that were interesting, even those garnered little attention because most of Christopher Nolan's typed responses were short.
Two polar ends of the glitzy blockbuster—Sex And The City and The Dark Knight—have been entrusted with quite a bit of cultural weight this summer. While one has been mocked for advocating materialism in the face of recession and the other hailed as the pinnacle of an oversaturated genre, both have sent millions to the multiplex and fueled a rhetorical storm on the web.