Is Sony Thinking About Letting Marvel Use Spider-Man In Its Movies?

Do you have still have some of that salt from yesterday's rumors? Then pull it back out because word is that Sony may be discussing the possibility of sharing Spider-Man with Marvel, so both companies can make movies starring the webslinger. But here's why you don't need to consider Spidey an Avenger just yet. » 10/07/14 8:35am 10/07/14 8:35am

​Why America Will Never Truly Be Able To Make Its Own Anime

Hello, folks. I'm sorry for the absence of last week's mail column; suffice it to say there was some… difficulty in escaping the intelligent apes, and I couldn't do it without endangering myself. In related news, if you ever go to Ape City, they will no longer be fooled by ape costumes. Just FYI. Now, on with the mail! » 9/17/14 8:00am 9/17/14 8:00am

How the Scarlet Witch Could Get Back To Being A Great Avenger

So after a (frankly) negative look at the Scarlet Witch's latter day tenure with the Avengers, I thought it might be useful to examine what once made her a good Avenger, and how she could get back to being a character the others would be proud to call companion. » 9/08/14 6:26pm 9/08/14 6:26pm

10 Totally Unrealistic Happy Endings That We Can't Help Loving

We love happy endings. In fact, a big part of why we devour stories is to escape from reality, where endings are by definition unhappy. And a really wonderful happy ending can make you turn your bullshit detector all the way off. Here are 10 somewhat contrived happy endings we can't help falling in love with. » 9/03/14 9:29am 9/03/14 9:29am

​Why Are Superhero Movies So Much Better Than Superhero Comics?

Greetings, my stamp stars. I must escape this land ruled by apes. Generally it's pretty great here — the apes are chill, the banana wine is pretty good — but they have me delivering the mail here too, and half of what they send to each other is their own feces, because they're too civilized to throw it at each other. » 9/03/14 8:10am 9/03/14 8:10am