So Long, You Weird, Space-Time-Defying Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

July 26, 2019

Odds are you watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D ., because you’re reading this. That throws you in a kind of exclusive club. Which is to say , not many people watch this show. A hanging story-chad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, S.H.I.E.L.D. has had ratings consistently low enough to construct the prospect of its renewal every year a kind of comic-book cliffhanger. Yet it was. Six days. No matter what–stranding characters…

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X-Men’s ‘Dark Phoenix Saga’ comics, explained

June 29, 2019

With X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the way, it’s time to revisit the source material. Written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by John Byrne, the Dark Phoenix saga remains one of the most iconic storylines in X-Men canon. We visualized a version of it in the much-maligned X-Men: The Last-place Stand in 2006, but Dark Phoenix looks like it may be closer to the comics, featuring an foreigner antagonist and a…

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Goodbye X-MenYou Flawed, Frustrating Cinematic Revolution

June 24, 2019

The 1990 s were a weird time if you liked comic books. A supposition boom and subsequent bust mopped away stores and publishers alike, and even Marvel–yes, Marvel–filed for bankruptcy in 1996. Yet the 1990 s is furthermore weirder if you wanted to see comic books on the big screen. Dick Tracy. The Rocketeer. The Phantom. Spawn. Judge Dredd. Jim Carrey in The Mask. Wesley Snipes as Blade. Even the…

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Justice League Is a Beautiful Mess of a Franken-Movie

December 9, 2017

If the internet made a movie, it might look like Justice League. That shouldn’t be construed as a praise or an insult. It’s both. The internet is a marvelous home full of smart people; anything it rendered would have been able to times of grandeur and humor. It’s also a cesspool of tribalism and in-fighting, and anything it created “wouldve been” and look like it was made by a cluster…

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5 Comics You Need to Pick Up After Seeing Justice League

November 23, 2017

After much fanfare, Justice League is ultimately in theaters, complete with Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. It’s a jam-packed two hours, but it can still leave people wanting more. For those looking to go–in the parlance of the tagline–“all in” with the film’s heroes, the DC Comics back catalogue is fitted with stories that construct out the myth and ideas introduced in the movie, from Atlantis to…

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7 things you need to know about Valkyrie before ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

October 2, 2017

In what searches to be the best Thor movie yet, Ragnarok will feature a lot of old fans-favorites–a delightful Thor( Chris Hemsworth ), a clever Loki( Tom Hiddleston) and a whole lot of #HulkSmash( Mark Ruffalo ). The third installment of the Thor solo franchise will also introduce brand-new characters: Hela( Cate Blanchett ), a Grandmaster( Jeff Goldblum ), and Valkyrie( Tessa Thompson ). Valkyrie, as far as Marvel Comics…

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Harley Quinn at 25: How the character became a feminist icon

September 17, 2017

Image: Warner Bros. Animation The man responsible for Harley Quinn’s existence can sum up her ideology in one sentence. “I may fall on my ass, ” chuckles Paul Dini, “but I’ll kick yours firstly! “ Dini, together with Bruce Timm, developed Harley for the wildly popular television testify Batman: The Animated Series — which iswhere she made her first appearance 25 years ago Monday. She was supposed to be a…

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This comic about Bart Simpson and Chris Griffin in therapy will make you cry

July 28, 2017

Bart Simpson is all grows up and still dealing with the trauma of growing up with a violently abusive father. His partner, Chris Griffin, is working through similar issues over his own father. In Panic Volukushka’s poignant comic “Couples Therapy, ” which is all over Tumblr and Imgur this week, we find the two striving assistance from their therapist … Bobby Hill?

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Here’s the cover of Marie Lu’s upcoming young adult Batman novel, ‘Batman: Nightwalker’

July 19, 2017

Everyone knows Batman’s origin tale: young Bruce Wayne’s mothers were slaughtered, invigorating him to one day become a dark vigilante to protect the street of Gotham City. But few people know what Bruce Wayne’s life was like when he was a teenager. SEE ALSO: YA writers will take on Batman, Superman, Wonder Both women and Catwoman All that is about to change, thanks to bestselling author Marie Lu‘s upcoming YA…

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How Fast is the Flash? Here’s the Comic Book Hero’s Top Speed

July 19, 2017

Theres no easy-going answer to any of these. There have been enough contradictions, crossovers, and comic book tragedies to give a wide variety of characters a fighting chance in all of these discussions. As youll soon realize, if “youre just trying to” narrow the scope, there can be a ton of different factors to consider. But with that in psyche, heres an in-depth look at how fast the Flash really…

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