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Comic Books: History & Trends through the eyes of an iOS Developer

Damian Esteban—Thor_ Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok—From Myth to Comic to Film

Warning: Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow. If you’re a fan or Marvel, or even if you’re not, Thor: Ragnarok is a fun romp through distant worlds featuring characters that many have come to love. It is, as many have pointed out, similar in tone to the equally absurd and lighthearted Guardians of the Galaxy, an aesthetic ...

Damian Esteban—New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con: From Niche To Mainstream

New York Comic Con (NYCC) wrapped up last Sunday, and though I wasn’t able to track down attendance numbers, it seems likely that this year will eclipse last year’s figures of over 180,000 people. Indeed, NYCC has come a long way since its inception in 2006 where its crowd of 33,000 attendees pales in comparison to modern ...

Damian Esteban—The Sanctity of Canon

The Sanctity of Canon: How Much is Too Much?

When it comes to fictional universes, there are always changes being made. Take, for instance, the beloved Star Wars saga, having recently been purchased by Disney. One of the first things that the company did upon its acquisition of Star Wars was trim away a lot of the stories that it had built up over the years. The Star ...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—Damian Esteban

Playing Against Type—Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

It can be difficult to fully encapsulate what made Marvel’s 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy so popular among audiences. Fans of the film will often point to the film’s humorous writing, charming characters, and solid sci-fi action as reasons why Guardians had such a pull, and they’re not wrong. However, I believe that the appeal ...