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Captain James Bradley and the USS Halibut: a story like no other

Here’s what you need to remember: cthe Halibut and other submarines began regular mail runs to install new tapes on tap while bringing the old tapes back for analysis by the NSA in what was called Operation Ivy Bells. Since 2015, there have been reports of Russian submarines and spy ships trawling in the waters […]

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Comic Book Writers Keep Talking About Unfair Marvel Studios Salaries

The MCU is facing a backlash for the unfair salary it only gives comic book writers. Comic Book Writers Speak Out. Behind almost every Marvel & DC movie, the beloved storyline and characters were owned by the writers before they even hit the big screen. The only time the names of comic book creators are […]

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Marvel would only pay comic book writers $ 5,000 for screenplays used in movies

Avengers: Endgame Marvel studios Marvel Cinematic Universe movies earn billions of dollars, so you would think that the creators of the characters and storylines they portray would swim in dollar bills. That’s not the case, according to a new report from The Guardian, shining the spotlight on writers fighting to be fairly paid by Marvel. […]

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Comic book writers and artists follow other creators to under stack

In recent years, dozens of leading journalists, historians and essayists have tried their luck as solo practitioners on Substack, the digital newsletter platform that has garnered more than 500,000 subscribers since its inception in 2017. Now, quite a few many comic book creators have decided to do the same. Nick Spencer, a comic book writer […]

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Comic Book Writers Who Inspire The MCU Are Underpaid With $ 5,000

Thanos creator Jim Starlin had to negotiate with Marvel Studios for a higher salary after his villain became a centerpiece of the MCU. At the end of March, during the first edition of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” comic book writer Ed Brubaker posted a newsletter in which he […]

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Winter Soldier co-creator laments Marvel Studios’ treatment of comic book authors

You can expect writer Ed Brubaker to be thrilled to see one of his most famous Marvel creations headlining a series on Disney +. But Brubaker reveals he’s anything but happy with the debut of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Appearing in a recent episode of Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin’s Fatman Beyond podcast, […]

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President Trump wins storytelling game, with help from media friends

Watch President Donald Trump’s rallies enough and his storytelling power shines through. He is the hero, the savior, the dragon slayer of his own story. The bad guys include Democrats, foreigners and journalists at the back of the room. Love it or hate it, but give credit to it: Trump manages to tell a story. […]

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10 captivating novels from comic book writers

The barrier between comics and prose has long been a shallow divide, with acclaimed talents like Neil Gaiman and Joe Hill rushing between mediums so nimbly that either “team” would claim them as their own. Some novelists, like Marjorie Liu and Duane Swierczynski, get into comics and barely look back. Others, like recent Marvel recruits […]