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Nextwave Is A Bloody Brilliant Comic Book That Everyone Should Read

While researching my article on Monica Rambeau’s unfortunate history, I naturally re-read one of her standout series: Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave: Agents of HATE. It’s a comic I already held dear to my heart, but it re-affirmed what I previously thought: It’s the most joyful comic Marvel have ever… » 8/27/15 4:48pm Thursday 4:48pm

How Batman's Butler Alfred Evolved from a Joke Character to a Total Badass

Bruce Wayne has always been a vigilante and billionaire. Since a vigilante needs a lot of help around the house and a billionaire has the money to buy that help, most Batman fans assume that Alfred was in the comics from the beginning. Maybe he wasn’t in that first issue back in 1939, but surely he was always there,… » 8/26/15 11:18am 8/26/15 11:18am

DC Comics' New Formula For Success: Stop Shaking Things Up

It’s not been a good day for DC Comics. Earlier this morning, the company announced that it was down over $2 million in its total revenue and expenditure for the last financial year. It’s getting worse, though: DC’s reaction to the bad news is apparently to get editors to stop experimenting with its comic books. » 8/26/15 7:20am 8/26/15 7:20am

The Unfortunate and Obscure History of Monica Rambeau, the First Female Captain Marvel

As Carol Danvers rides high in the comics as Captain Marvel, it’s hard to remember that she wasn’t the first woman to take on the mantle: back in 1982, Monica Rambeau became that woman. If you haven’t heard of her, though, there’s a reason. Here’s the sad story of the Captain Marvel comics forgot.
» 8/24/15 12:51pm 8/24/15 12:51pm

The 5 Most Ridiculously Sexist Superhero Names in Comics

We’re in the midst of a superheroine Golden Age. When even Squirrel-Girl can score her own comic book, and it’s awesome, you know times are (relatively) good for super-ladies. But it doesn’t hurt to look back on the bad old days... the days when no one at Marvel or DC seemed to know what to do with female… » 8/19/15 1:53pm 8/19/15 1:53pm

See What Happens When The New Batman Catches Up With The Old Batman

A few months ago, Bruce Wayne died—and Jim Gordon took on the heavily armored Batman-mantle. But, this is comics: a magical, wonderful land where Death is more a temporary check-in at a fancy hotel than a permanent rest. As we’ve known for a while, Bruce Wayne is very much alive, but the kicker? He’s done being… » 8/07/15 7:00pm 8/07/15 7:00pm

Fantastic Four is The Most Self-Loathing Superhero Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre. » 8/07/15 11:29am 8/07/15 11:29am

10 Examples of Comics Art So Good, They Don't Need Words to Tell a Story

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Comics are a visual medium—but most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. Once in a while, though, a series, a single issue, or even one great scene in a comic will forgo text, or keep it at a minimum, to tell a gorgeous story with just images. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that don’t need words to… » 8/03/15 1:55pm 8/03/15 1:55pm

In DC's Bombshells, Batwoman Messes Up Batman's Origin in the Best Way

When DC announced that their series of World War II, pin-up style takes on their cadre of female heroes was getting a comic, we couldn’t wait to see some of comic’s coolest ladies swing into action—and now we’ve got a taste of just how great it is with a new, Batman-filled preview. Well, sort of Batman-filled.… » 7/28/15 1:00pm 7/28/15 1:00pm

Batman Is A Corny Dingus, And Superman Should Whomp His Ass

As the title suggests, the upcoming stupid-ass movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature Batman and Superman opposing each other, at least for a while, before they inevitably come together to form what will become the Justice League of America. I do not follow this garbage film franchise, because it is… » 7/21/15 12:32pm 7/21/15 12:32pm

What We Learned From Obsessively Studying The New Suicide Squad Footage

Like we said the other day, the Suicide Squad footage that premiered at Comic-Con really was stupendous. And after poring over it for a whole 24 hours, we’ve noticed lots of fascinating details and easter eggs. Here’s our complete breakdown of everything you might have missed. » 7/14/15 6:25pm 7/14/15 6:25pm

Rick Grimes Is Scarier Than Any Zombie in the New Walking Dead Trailer

It’s a lesson many people (and zombies) have learned the hard way—do not mess with Rick Grimes. But if you thought Rick taking charge of the Alexandria Safe Zone was somehow going to put an end to the group’s troubles, this lengthy, brutal Comic-Con trailer for season 6 will make you think again.
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Marvel Is Putting Naked Superhero Bodies in ESPN Magazine's Body Issue

Huh. Every year, ESPN magazine releases a special “Body Issue”, celebrating the peak physical form of the world’s finest athletes with oodles of nude and semi-nude pictures. This year’s issue will get a special helping hand from some of Marvel’s mightiest men and women. » 7/10/15 10:40am 7/10/15 10:40am