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With the seventh film in the X-Men movie franchise leading the 2014 summer blockbuster charge and Guardians of the Galaxy about to throw its hat in the ring, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the comic movie market has always been with us. But back in 1999 comic book franchises couldn’t get near the big screen. CGI technology hadn’t reached the stage where directors could create believable superheroes, and even if they could studios weren’t willing to take the financial gamble. More than that, audiences weren’t interested. In 1978 people believed a man could fly. As the millennium approached people believed lycra was for losers.

The late eighties / early nineties saw a massive boom in the American comics industry, and beating out popular franchises such as Spiderman and Batman for the top selling comic we ... Read more »

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