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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Directed by James Gunn Opens May 5 “I’m gonna make some weird shit,” says Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) upon learning that he has inherited some pretty major world-building powers from his long-lost god father (note the space), played by Kurt Russell. Quill, an intergalactic thief turned hero also known as Star-Lord, then describes a statue of Pac-Man. This is the Star-Lord aesthetic in a nutshell: ’80s-kid references that are supposed to...
When Jeremie Harris walks into the lobby of the hotel, people’s heads turn. They probably don’t quite know from where they recognize the young man with a spiffy wardrobe, a perfectly trimmed beard, and a room-brightening smile—but chances are, if they’re someone who’s binged on a show like Westworld, Lost, Game of Thrones, or Fargo, that this face is about to become even more familiar. After about a half-hour shooting photos in various locations scattered...
Before this past Thursday, I’d never been to any kind of a convention before, let alone a comic convention. Of course, being a pop culture-obsessive living in the age of the Internet, it’s impossible to avoid coverage, so I had some idea of what to expect. But, really, once I stepped inside the behemoth that is the Jacob Javits Center for this year’s New York Comic Con, there was no amount of preparation that...
That comic-book superheroes currently dominate pop-culture is undeniable, but do these big screen creations really capture the imaginative wallop the books they sprung from once brought? For Brooklyn comics creator Michel Fiffe, the migration from page to multiplex has not been entirely welcome. “It’s to me, the most boring thing. It’s so fucking dull.” says Fiffe. “Comics do certain things better than anyone else, but now movies are kind of catching up to what...

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