Usually, superhero cosplay goes in one direction: from the pages of a comic book out into the real world. But a bunch of cosplayers will be winding up on the covers of series featuring the Marvel characters they dressed up as. Pretty cool. »
Squirrel Girl started as a joke, a character so implausibly silly that you had to laugh at her even in her victories. But, a funny thing happened after the character got her own series: people started laughing with her.
The Black Panther isn’t Captain America. He’s not Iron Man, either. He’s different than most of Marvel’s big superhero characters and, in the right hands, he’s arguably better. Don’t think so? Read these comics and see. »
The second most-surprising thing about Marvel Comics’ big 2015 crossover comic book event is that it’s very good. These epics tend to disappoint, but not this one. The bigger surprise? Even the comics tying into it are mostly really good. That never happens.
Things will be a lot different after the reality-bending events of Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars crossover wrap up. Tony Stark’s still going to be Iron Man, though, and he’ll be wearing an all-new suit of super-armor. It sounds like it can do... anything? »
Superheroes fight each other all the time. Usually, they get over it and pound the real bad guys into the ground. But in the new Civil War comic, which is an alternate-reality continuation of a 2006 Marvel crossover of the same name, Captain America and Iron Man are ready to do some real messed-up things. Like… »
Let’s all be glad Stan Lee is still alive. Let’s all be sad that the words “Stan Lee” are still appearing in front of new things. »
Fourteen years ago, a run of X-Men comics took Marvel’s famous mutants out of superhero costumes, put them in rockstar leather uniforms and detoured away from years of dead-end storylines. The X-Men got much cooler. This week, we get to see what happens when the X-Men’s cool runs out.
If all you know about Hawkeye is that he’s a guy who shoots arrows in the Avengers movies, then you don’t know anything about Hawkeye. Lucky for you, then, there’s an excellent comic-book series that shows you just how awesomely complicated Clint Barton is. For example, he’s great with boats. »
The guy running around in one of Marvel’s oldest superhero identities isn’t all that great when it comes to fighting crime. Ant-Man is not a very good boss, either. And, honestly, he could stand to improve a lot as a dad. But his struggles to be a decent dude are what make his comic a great read.
In other words, it’s everything fans wanted in a Deadpool movie, with a side of “big chrome cock-gobbler.” »
There’s more to the LEGO Avengers video game than the two blockbuster movies. During a Comic-Con panel earlier today Stan “The Man” Lee took to the stage to introduce his two cameo characters as well as a few surprise guests.
In a way, nothing matters in the comics Marvel is publishing right now. The future of the company’s superhero universe just got officially revealed today, via teasers that leaked out earlier this week. And the Fantastic Four—as a team and as a family—is nowhere to be seen. Secret Wars might hold the reason why. »
Miles Morales became one of the more popular versions of Spiderman in Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, and now, Marvel Comics is bringing Morales back in the aftermath of the Secret Wars series. Morales will headline Spider-Man when it relaunches this fall. »
Ant-Man games big. LEGO set 76039, Ant-Man Final Battle, is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys photographic tiny people doing big things.