“Red Dwarf went so meta that SFX itself popped up in the action”
company was making great films, with smart directorial and scripting choices.
The true screen superhero revelation, though, came from Christopher Nolan. Marvel were making great comic book movies. Nolan, with Batman Begins and even more so with The Dark Knight, was creating a whole new paradigm – the urban thriller superhero movie. Comic books were the inspiration; they were not the defining aesthetic.
Justina Robson, Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch and John Courtenay Grimwood were making waves in the literary world, while Marvel Comics released the brilliant Civil War miniseries. Keep an eye on the big screen for that one…
But most importantly of all, a guy with a freeze gun invited us all to sing along as he found the words to tell us how he felt... Dave Golder