- Posted by Johanna on November 28, 2008 at 10:12 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
Number 13 is the Comic Book Geek (whose age is given as 19), because of his potential to “make or break a potential blockbuster”. Here’s an excerpt, heavy on the cliché:
He lives in his parents’ basement and sometimes wears a cape–but the much-mocked comic-book geek possesses the ass studio execs must kiss to hit superhero-movie gold. Thanks to favorable early buzz, Iron Man and The Dark Knight banked more than $575 million and more than $990 million, respectively, making them the top-grossing films of 2008. It’s no coincidence the producers and casts of these smash hits made the same pit stop on the road to box-office dominance: the Comic-Con International festival in San Diego, where they schmoozed the nerdy throngs, sat on panels, debuted Joker-laden teaser trailers, and forced Robert Downey Jr. to smile and wave like a homecoming queen. There’s a reason that Zack Snyder, director of 300 and next year’s Watchmen, says each of these rabid conventiongoers is “worth 20 normal fans.”
The magazine is due on newsstands December 2.