A More Authentic Transmedia: The Ethics of Transmedia Fatigue
‘Sometimes, as Stuart Moore writes in Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk, you just gotta disappear. It’s a memorable line and it applies more than a little to my ComicCon fatigue that seems to have already set in something near a month in advance of the actual event. But what really animates that line is Tomm Coker’s artwork, and the his magnificent breakdown. Jammed in right in the middle of the two moody atmospheric panels is a third panel, a giant-sized panel with the warmest, brightest color palette on the entire page.
It is a memory if you will, a recollection of Wolverine’s time with the X-Men, having lived through, what would it have been?…the events of Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men finalé, “Unstoppable?” Or Warren Ellis’s taking the reins of the same title with “Ghost Boxes?” Or the events of Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker’s X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia?..’