Posted: July 15, 2015 in Blade, CommentaryCast, Marvel
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Blade is the first new CommentaryCasts to be posted in this new format. Starring Wesley Snipes, this 1998 film is the first to kick-off the modern “Golden Age” of comic book films. That’s especially interesting since the studio that released it, New Line, didn’t promote it as such. It’s not too odd considering the cinematic pedigree of movies based on comics at the time (and let’s not forget that this was only a year after the Great Bat-Implosion…also called Batman and Robin). But it’s cool to see the cinematic juggernaut that comic book movies (and Marvel especially) have become, with much thanks going to the strong foundation that Blade laid. Brian and I discovered that even with dated cgi, it’s still an incredibly entertaining action flick.

Blade (1998 DVD)
-Recorded in March 2015
-This was Marvel’s first successful cinematic film series, spawning two sequels with Snipes and a follow-up TV series that featured Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones taking on the role.
-Blade has shown up in various video games and cartoons after the success of this film. His design typically borrows more from the movie than from the comics.
-Blade was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan as a supporting character in the Marvel comic Tomb of Dracula, and was a part of a team known as “The Nightstalkers” before joining another group of undead hunters called “Midnight Sons”.

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