How many comicbook movies are on your gift list for Christmas or Hanukkah? Does it already include The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, and The Amazing Spider-Man? Are you chuffed enough to request the The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-Ray, or are you nervously holding your wad for April 2013, when the 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One drops like a ton of bricks? When it finally comes time to plop down and watch your superhero flicks, new or old, you will have to come face to face with a startling fact: throughout the relatively short history of comicbook movies, a whole lot of actors have played more than one character. How can you reconcile that in your OCD-afflicted,
Or at least it feels like every superhero movie ever. It's probably missing something, just like every list always is.
Just a little under a year ago we wrote about the lazy narrative of the box office flop, a phenomenon by which entertainment journalists and other pundits race to judge a film as either a financial success or failure as quickly as possible and justify their existences as pop culture prognosticators. Movies based on comics are the subject of their own subplot in this grim story, and the same analysts wond