The Oberlin Review

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

February 24, 2017

Comic by Ariel Miller

Age of Ultron’s Cliffhanger Ending Disappoints

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Avengers, Assemble! Or, you know, don’t. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine about Marvel’s most recent blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron, director Joss Whedon explained his deliberate avoidance of one of the most iconic lines in comic book history at the close of the film: “I made sure that we never shot Chris Evans [Captain America] saying ‘Assemble!’” Whedon said. “I was positive that some executive was gonna go, ‘You forgot to put in the last word!’ I was like, ‘With my dying breath...’ I don’t have to say that a lot, but sometimes I’ll turn to [Marvel President] Kevin [Feige] and say, ‘With my dying breath... ” Just before blackout, Evans sizes up his teammates and cal...

Superhero Franchises Face Rebuilding at Hands of Writers

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer

March 13, 2015

Filed under ARTS, Features

In the world of Marvel Comics, nothing is sacred and nothing is set in stone. Writers tend to kill off characters with years of backstory and an enormous fan base in some appropriately heroic manner, only to resurrect them somewhere down the line with only flimsy, pseudoscientific justifications for their return. Of course, this is all a marketing strategy, as sometimes characters are simply worth more dead than alive. The revenue generated from retiring crowd favorites like Captain America is often formidable; March 2007’s Captain America #25, in which Captain America dies, sold more than any other comic that month. But lately, the stakes have grown higher than merely life and death. Writers and producers have bee...

Comic Art Given High Art Treatment at Exhibitionist Initiative

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor

December 14, 2012

Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Last Friday, lovers of comic books and avant-garde art alike were treated to the Exhibitionist Initiative, the product of the first-ever collaboration between the Oberlin Comics Collective and the Exhibition Initiative. An expansive multi-purpose room at First Church was transformed into a DIY exhibition space organized to allow for free, fluid movement from piece to piece, from inner world to inner world of the artists on display. As part of its mission, ExI aims to give student artists and creative individuals the opportunity to receive assistance with their project, to act as a vehicle for student artists on campus — especially those who haven’t had the chance to exhibit their work or don’t have the abil...

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