It’s impossible to talk about female comic creators without featuring one of the most influential women in the business today: Gail Simone.
We talk with Yanick Paquette about his run on Swamp Thing, the comics industry, and collaborating with Grant Morrison.
Not every nerd is created equal: some of us are slow out of the gate when it comes to discovering interests. Alex James explains what kept him out of comics until well after he started shaving, and runs down the titles that finally sucked him in.
Comic books are awesome, and more ladies should love them. Here’s the top ten best gateway comics that will make gals fans for life.
The Amazing Spider-Man still faithfully tells the origin story of Marvel Comics’ famed web-slinger for the first half, but a stellar cast raises the material past the bar set by Sam Raimi’s franchise and the second half wisely becomes its own movie from that point onward, even if the more original second half has more problems than the part haters will probably unjustly dismiss as redundant.
Are 12 new characters, additional modes and updates enough to justify a $40 disc release 10 months after its predecessor? How will the changes to the previous characters affect the high-level tournament scene? And what the hell is a raccoon doing with a repeater cannon?
Generation Hope #9 is “the one where we’re using the X-metaphor to talk about teenage gay suicide.” It's not a story where they "deal with" teenage gay suicide, of course; that would imply some sort of satisfactory resolution, if not an outright happy ending.
If a man in a giant bat costume can be rationalized – intensely and dramatically – then so too can a man named Captain America. The name alone makes my skin crawl; it’s filled with so much camp and pomp. When I imagined what such a film would feel like I thought of Independence Day. With that as my prejudice, this movie had some challenges to overcome in the battle of authenticity versus believability. However, I am happy to report that Captain America: The First Avenger nailed it.
I should preface this review with one caveat: I've never read or watched — or heard of Thor at all, really — before seeing the film. As you can probably guess from the preceding sentence, I don't even know what format of text or media from which its story originates. Colour me uneducated and largely incurious. Instead of attempting to hide this gaping hole in my nerd credentials, I'm sure that highlighting my lack of Thor knowledge will make for a pretty interesting review.
Big news for you cartoon buffs out there: Marvel.com now offers many of their animated series to stream for free. This means that you can watch some classic shows to your heart's content, provided you have a big enough bandwidth budget.
Marvel has released the first official trailer for Thor. The Kenneth Branagh directed action epic stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular Norse god of thunder, robbed of his power and cast down to Earth by his father Odin. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Natalie Portman as his love interest, Jane Foster.
The second official trailer for Iron Man 2 has just hit the web. The film sees Tony Stark pitted against his competitors, his government and a new threat in the form of Ivan Vanko, a mysterious Russian with a vendetta against the Stark family. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey […]
In what comes as surprising, but not totally unexpected news Deadline Hollywood has confirmed that Sony has scrapped Spider-Man 4. For months the film has been plagued by script problems, production delays and a May 2011 release date which was starting to look increasingly unrealistic. Sources report that director Sam Raimi told Sony Pictures that […]
Welcome back to this week’s pull list: what comics I’m looking forward to reading in the next week, and why I’m excited about them. Last week, I explained what pull lists are, and I hope since then some of you are now happy pull-listers in your own right. Batman and Robin #1 Spoiler Alert! Dick […]
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 ,the sequel to Activision’s 2006 hit game Marvel Ultimate Alliance is due out this Fall. The game follows the recent Civil War storyline that rocked the main Marvel universe. The U.S. government enacts a superhuman registration act after an incident caused by a third-rate Superhero team results in the death of […]