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November 18, 2017

Miscellania

WWE #6 (Review)

WWE #6 BOOM! Studios, June 2017 Writer: Dennis Hopeless In the professional wrestling industry in the United States, the word “kayfabe” refers to the code or principle in which the wrestlers and employees of a promotion must maintain the illusion of reality even outside of the ring and beyond the camera’s gaze. This means in-ring

The “Superhero” Trademark: how the name of a genre came to be owned by DC and Marvel, and how they enforce it

Our publication has a category devoted to “superheroes”. It is a genre to which we have paid disproportionate attention, primarily because it is in English (the language of most of our contributors) and because of the sheer volume of superhero-genre material generated primarily by American publishers. But what does the word “superhero” actually denote? The

Trump Organisation to Buy Iconic “Superman” Comic Character

In a press statement issued yesterday (May 31), The Trump Group of Companies have announced a US $2.2 billion cash-and-equity deal to acquire the comic book character “Superman” from US entertainment company Warner Bros, a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX). Various business newspapers have noted that the deal is not subject to any regulatory

The curious case of Batman ’66 slot machines (WCBR’s editorial position regarding product placement on our site)

Something curious happened to the World Comic Book Review in late 2016. Below is an email exchange we have had with Thomas, an employee of Media Top. Our commentary appears between each email. ** Name: Thomas Email: [A Gmail account] Website: Comment: Hello, I am writing on behalf of Media Top online agency. We would

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