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Monday, August 19, 2013 

Yahoo asks if comic moviemakers should care about comic readers

Yahoo's UK site asked if filmmakers adapting comics should care about the comics audiences. Of course they should, but that doesn't mean they have to pander to us with something moviegoers might not understand. This even goes vice versa. When a comic is adapted to screen, it's to be expected that there will be some changes and differences in store, as was the case with the 2002 Spider-Man movie using organic web shooting instead of gadget-based.

But when the comics start taking elements from the movies and sticking them back into the comics, that's where a serious risk comes into play. There are some ideas seen in the movies that could serve the comic well, but only if the writers and editors choose carefully. If they take only so many ideas and stuff them in artificially, then they're going the wrong way, and even the moviegoers aren't bound to find it appealing. Mainly because many of them too realize that differences from the movies are to be expected, just like with a novel.

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