Capes on Camera: “Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is Intriguing, Inaccurately Titled

When you get right down to it, the success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is nothing short of improbable. Created by a duo of New England indie comic creators in the early 80s, an offbeat style parody of Frank Miller comics with an initial print run of 3,000 issues went from underground sensation to…

Capes on Camera: A Punisher Triple Feature

On March 18th, Daredevil returns for the second season of its Netflix show. Joining the Man Without Fear and company as season 2’s primary adversary is Marvel’s favorite, skull shirt-clad antihero The Punisher. Created by writer Gerry Conway and artist John Romita Sr. in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974, The Punisher was Marvel’s reflection of the…

Capes on Camera: “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?” Is a Fascinating Story Unevenly Told

In the years since the project was scrapped, Superman Lives has become the Jodorowsky’s Dune of the superhero set: a dauntingly ambitious film helmed by a distinctive director featuring the input of a truly diverse array of artists that ultimately bit the dust before cameras started rolling. Slated for release in 1998, Superman Lives was set to be directed by…