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Posts Tagged ‘Marvel Comics’

Comic Book Facebook Game Counts 5.3 Million Monthly Active Users

Marvel’s Avengers Alliance game brought comic book heroes to Facebook, creating a highly successful new kind of storytelling on the social network. AllFacebook has more:

According to sister site AppData, Avengers Alliance has 5.3 million monthly active users. The game has also recently earned a spot on Facebook’s developers blog. According to the blog, the game was up and running quickly. It took just one day to prototype, and then there was one week of internal testing and one week for staging and going live. The game has become successful, Facebook notes, largely because of the quality of its open graph actions. The makers of the game wanted to ensure that the actions sent out by players would rise above the simple ones informing friends of achievements.

Press play below to listen to an encore edition of the Morning Media Menu where we interviewed Alex Irvine, the comic book writer and novelist behind Avengers Alliance.

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5 Literary Adaptations to Look Forward to Next Year

Hollywood has lots of new literary movies scheduled for 2012. Here are five upcoming literary movies to look forward to in the new year.

Walt Disney Animation Studios will rerelease Beauty and the Beast in 3D. The film’s story comes from Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont‘s version of the fairy tale called La Belle et la Bête. It arrives in theaters on January 13th.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the sequel to the 2007 film, once again stars Oscar winner Nicholas Cage as the Marvel Comics antihero. The movie comes out on February 17th.

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