How The Marvel Cinematic Universe Has Transformed The Comics

It’s hard to deny that the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has affected their comics. Characters generated on film have leapt into the pages of comics, and niche heroes are now comics megastars thanks to movie successes. But the movies’ impact on the comics stretches actually back farther than you’d think. » 5/15/15 3:55pm 5/15/15 3:55pm

The 12 Best Comics Coming Out Right Now

You want to explore other universes? Get under the skin of some weird, complicated, are-we-even-sure-they’re-human people? Rekindle the love you once had for word balloons and illustrated drama? The comic books being published nowadays are a great place to do that. Here are twelve sequential series that will open you… » 5/15/15 12:00pm 5/15/15 12:00pm

The 12 Deadliest Living Weapons Ever Created

What makes a living weapon? Well, first of all, living, obviously. But like normal weapons, living weapons are designed solely to hurt and kill others. They aren’t soldiers, who can take a variety of orders, or assassins, who may choose to kill in secret. Living weapons use their powers for one reason: destroying… » 5/13/15 2:55pm 5/13/15 2:55pm

Your Guide To The Antiheroes In DC's Suicide Squad Movie

DC has finally unveiled the roster for Suicide Squad! The supervillain team has a long history in comic books — and although we’ve seen the Joker already, you might not be familiar with the cavalcade of characters introduced in the cast image above. Here’s our guide to characters of the new Task Force X. » 5/06/15 5:58pm 5/06/15 5:58pm

Black Widow: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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The arguments over Black Widow have gotten ugly. Last night, Joss Whedon quit Twitter, with an image that pointed the blame at Twitter haters. But there’s a real issue with Black Widow, and her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s worth talking about. It’s worth talking about it like adults. » 5/05/15 5:55pm 5/05/15 5:55pm

At Last, There’s A Movie That Makes The Avengers Truly Larger Than Life

The first Avengers movie was the first film to capture the scale and vibrancy of a comic book on screen. The sequel, Age of Ultron, marks a smaller but still significant advance: This is the first movie to make superheroes feel larger than normal people... by getting more personal. Here’s our spoiler-free review. » 5/01/15 11:45am 5/01/15 11:45am

A Guide To The Silliest Supervillains In Comics, The Flash's Rogues

Thanks to The Flash TV series, you’re already familiar with a few of the Scarlet Speedster’s most iconic villains, the criminal group known as the Rogues. But not even a show as delightfully silly as The Flash can really convey just how bizarre the comic book versions of the Rogues are. Here’s a field guide to the… » 4/29/15 4:21pm 4/29/15 4:21pm

The Complete History Of The Joker's Many, Many Incarnations

Jared Leto’s prison-tattooed version of the Joker made a big splash the other day — but a radically transformed Joker is nothing new. Batman’s most iconic foe has undergone many revamps, reimaginings, updates and interpretations over the past 75 years. Here’s the complete history of the ever-changing face of the Joker. » 4/27/15 4:36pm 4/27/15 4:36pm

10 Obvious Superhero Weaknesses (That Supervillains Hardly Ever Exploit)

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We think of superhero weaknesses as being fancy or complicated — radioactive fragments of their old home planets, or the people they love. And that’s why superheroes win. In fact, most superheroes have super-obvious weak points. Here are 10 obvious superhero weakness that villains almost never attack. » 4/27/15 1:25pm 4/27/15 1:25pm

All The Upcoming Comic Book Movies That Aren’t From Marvel Or DC

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Marvel and DC superhero movies get all the headlines, but did you know there are other comic publishers out there? And they are also making great comics — like Scott Snyder’s Wytches, above — that may make their way to the silver screen? It’s true! Here’s 40 future films from all the other guys you need to know about. » 4/24/15 3:30pm 4/24/15 3:30pm

From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female?

The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female? » 4/21/15 4:24pm 4/21/15 4:24pm

Every Key Detail And Killer Moment From The Batman V. Superman Trailer

It’s finally here — the first HD footage of the clash between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. We’ve already watched the HD version a half dozen times, but now it’s time to pore over GIFs and screencaps, to catch every detail and all the insane drama. Here’s everything we spotted!
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The Evolution Of Daredevil's Bloody, Beautiful Fight Scenes

Marvel's Daredevil has a lot of things going for it — but one thing that stands out is its visceral, thrilling fight scenes. These brawls aren't just visual splendour: they help convey Matt Murdock's evolution from Vigilante to Superhero. Join us as we take a spoiler-laden look at Daredevil's important fight scenes. » 4/15/15 4:03pm 4/15/15 4:03pm