We all know Spider-Man, right? He’s a guy from Queens named Peter Parker, who got bitten by a radioactive spider and became CEO of a multimillion dollar company. He owns a car that can drive upside down, too. Yep, good ol’ Spidey. »
Not a whole lot is changing with Tony Stark in the new Iron Man comic debuting tomorrow. He’s still an egotistical genius billionaire who flies around saving the world in high-tech power armor. Whew. But one of the people he tussles with on a semi-regular basis looks a whole lot different. »
Marvel’s leading super-magician regularly goes to weird dimensions and foreboding soulscapes to protect the Earth. But Stephen Strange hasn’t always felt like a guy who had his feet on the ground. The new Dr. Strange comic changes that. »
This is the month that things start changing big-time in the Marvel Universe. Mutants are becoming an endangered species, Tony Stark’s financial situation goes topsy-turvy and one of Marvel’s grimmest loners is getting some unwanted help. »
Unless some other series winds up pulling off something unexpected, E Is for Extinction is going to wind up my favorite Secret Wars tie-in book. And that’s because the X-Men-in- twilight story has nothing to do with Dr. Doom or any crossover nonsense. It’s all about the right way for old superheroes to die. »
There are two Nick Furys in the current version of the Marvel Universe: a younger black guy and the original white super-spy who’s his dad. This week, they meet in a time-travel story that shows how the racial tension in America today isn’t all that different from the how it was in the bad old days. »
The Maroon Witch. Thor with an ‘N’ at the end. Miss Marvelous. Rabid Raccoon and...Grout. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at AMZGame’s Tiny Mighty Heroes Unite, so I do a little of both. »
At the end of the original Star Wars movie, Luke Skywalker had a lightsaber and not much else. The old man who started to mentor him died at the hands of the Empire’s most feared enforcer and he didn’t know anything about the legacy he was supposed to continue. This week’s Star Wars comic shows that Luke got his next… »
Galactus and Deadpool—two guys classified as “bad guys” at one point in time—are going to be Avengers when the Marvel Universe returns to a more recognizable form this fall. And they’re going to have a lot of company, some of whom are coming from alternate universes.
You can’t say the name “Mary Jane Watson” without immediately thinking about Spider-Man. Peter Parker’s favorite redhead originally appeared in the webslinger’s comics more than fifty years ago and has primarily been used in Spidey storylines since then. But she’s leaving webshooters behind... for Stark-brand power… »
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… »