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Diversity in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Are you ready to talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Let me tell you, I’m so ready to talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As you’ve probably guessed: massive spoilers ahead. I’m going to be talking a lot about the movie and the

A Guide to Live Action Superhero Entertainment

This week instead of an episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC aired a special about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe was basically a documentary discussing the process that Marvel Studios went through to create their series of interconnected movies and

Carol Danvers

Reboot vs. Relaunch: Pros and Cons

There are a lot of similar-sounding terms thrown around when talking about comics. We’ve got reboots, revivals, relaunches, retcons… they’re all important terms, but if you’re not familiar with what each one means, it can be really confusing. A reboot is the resetting of a

Iron Man #9: Cover of the first issue of The Secret Origin of Tony Stark arc.

The Downsides of Serial Storytelling

Serial storytelling is popular on television, but as far as print goes, it’s a dying art. There used to be a time when people regularly followed installments of actual books, printed a chapter at a time in magazines, but now magazines themselves are struggling to

Let’s Talk About Race

As you’ve no doubt already heard, the new Fantastic Four movie has cast its Human Torch. Meet Michael B. Jordan, the new Johnny Storm: Even though this is a topic that Eric has already covered, I’d like to offer my thoughts on why casting an

King Pin Comic Depiction vs Movie Depiction

Race Flipping in Comic Movies

The internet is abuzz about the recent news by 20th Century Fox to have Johnny Storm played by an African American actor in the next Fantastic Four movie. The featured image of this article should be a reminder that this isn’t the first time we’ve

Guardians of the Galaxy promotional image: Will audiences connect with these characters?

Coming Soon from Marvel Studios

The first full-length trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy was released this week and it marks the tenth movie that will be released in the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe, joining the Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Avengers movie franchises as well as The Incredible

Young Avengers #13

Talk To Me!: Why Lettering is Important

I’ve talked a lot about art and writing in the past few months, and a few weeks ago we had colorist appreciation day. I figured now was a good time to round out the collection of creators and talk about lettering. Lettering doesn’t sound important

Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan Takes Up the Mantle

In 1962 Marvel Comics changed the face of the comic industry by creating Spider-Man. Peter Parker was a teenager who wasn’t stuck in the role of sidekick. He was able to be the hero of his own story and he managed to do it while

Dustin Nguyen (from Li'l Gotham #24)

It’s Colorist Appreciation Day 2014!

While every single person in the creative process is incredibly important, it’s often the writer and the penciller who get mentioned, with the inker sometimes getting credit as well. Yet without the colorist, comics would be a completely different medium. Hence colorist appreciation day!

Hulk Rollercoaster by legoyodax

Disney Needs its Heroes back – For Walt Disney World

By now, dear reader, you are familiar with the argument that Disney needs to get its Marvel characters back from Sony Pictures and Fox. They’ve done a pretty great job weaving together the Marvel cinematic universe around the Avengers. In the comics we have members

X-Factor #1: They're a family.

Comics and Corporate Responsibility: The Team Book Edition

I really love reading comics about teams. Individual titles are interesting. They let you get a sense for what a character thinks of him or herself, and they show you what that person’s thoughts and actions are like when they’re interacting with a few other