Chris Fluit's News posts – July 2010 Archive (5)

Driving Action vs. Twisting Action

MV5BMTI0ODEzMDQ1OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzM4NzU4MQ@@._V1._SX352_SY500_ There are a myriad number of ways to plot a story, but they all boil down to a basic two: driving action and twisting action. A story with driving action is one that points you to an expected climax or conclusion. A story with twisting action is one that surprises you with unexpected turns. The best stories combine these two distinct models. They drive us to an expected…


Added by Chris Fluit on July 30, 2010 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Memories of Comic-Con

Nine years ago this week, I attended my first and only San Diego Comic-Con.

I had a one-year internship on the West Coast (just outside of San Francisco) and my wife Anacoqui and I decided to take the trip down to San Diego. We didn’t know if we’d ever get another chance to go (and so far, we haven’t). We had a great time. Comic-Con was everything I… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on July 23, 2010 at 9:37pm — 3 Comments

International Super-Teams

I’ve always been a fan of international super-teams. Maybe it’s because I was an American-born kid growing up in Canada or a Canadian-raised kid going to school in America. My affinity for superheroes based in other countries inevitably extended to teams representing other nations. I like teams from my own country or similar nations: Alpha Flight and Excalibur… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on July 23, 2010 at 8:22am — 4 Comments

X-Men East, West and South

Didn’t like my idea last week of a thrice-monthly Uncanny X-Men? Don’t worry. I have another one.

I’m not saying that there’s a problem with the X-Men the way they are now. I’m not automatically saying that the titles have to be obviously distinct from one another. I’ve definitely enjoyed past times when two titles essentially operated as one. Yet I do… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on July 9, 2010 at 8:24pm — 12 Comments

Uncanny, Uncanny, Uncanny

This July, Marvel Comics debuts a new X-Men #1 for the first time since 1991. The new title essentially brings the total number of X-Men titles to four. There’s the title that started it all, Uncanny X-Men, now up to 525 issues and still going strong. There’s X-Men Legacy, formerly New X-Men and adjective-less X-Men. There’s Astonishing X-Men, which is… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on July 2, 2010 at 9:00am — 21 Comments


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