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Who causes more destruction in superhero movies, heroes or villains?

Lost in all those superhero comic book flicks that hijack too many screens in movie theaters is how in preventing a villain from let’s say, world destruction or universe domination, the superhero becomes responsible for a lot of damage to a city. Like seriously, cities get messed up. Imagine being a citizen of a world… » 8/27/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

The 5 Most Ridiculously Sexist Superhero Names in Comics

We’re in the midst of a superheroine Golden Age. When even Squirrel-Girl can score her own comic book, and it’s awesome, you know times are (relatively) good for super-ladies. But it doesn’t hurt to look back on the bad old days... the days when no one at Marvel or DC seemed to know what to do with female… » 8/19/15 10:10am 8/19/15 10:10am

Student Calls For Eradication Of Graphic Novels From English Course

A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. Tara Shultz, along with her parents and friends have called for the “eradic[ation] [of the books] from the system,” and have complained to the College’s administrators… » 6/14/15 9:00am 6/14/15 9:00am

The five stages everyone goes through when they watch a Marvel movie


Because days have passed and like, people breathed air, another Marvel movie is releasing. This one is a big one—Avengers!—but let’s be honest, all Marvel movies are pretty much the same at this point. Good superheroes, weird bad guys, crazy action, a little light fun and an after credits scene. It’s the same formula… » 4/29/15 1:00am 4/29/15 1:00am

Why You Should Read Mark Waid's Daredevil

In 2011, Mark Waid took over writing the book Daredevil when it was relaunched in the wake of a crossover called "Shadowland" (it's complicated and involved Daredevil getting possessed by a demon). His run was almost immediately hailed as one of the best comics out there and still is. But now, after four years on the… » 3/01/15 12:26pm 3/01/15 12:26pm

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist

So many of today's popular movies began humbly on the printed page—not in novels, but in comic books. There's a distinct appeal to the illustrated format's ability to tell both large, complex stories without compromising the intimacy of the narrative. And capturing those moments requires a skilled illustrator. What… » 1/27/15 6:44pm 1/27/15 6:44pm

Comic Book Movies should be anything but 'Lo-fi' and 'Ultra-Real'

The internet was busy this week ripping it out of the news that the Fantastic Four reboot will feature a radical reinvention of Doctor Doom. But it was Toby Kebbell's other comments that bothered me: Why is he bandying about buzzwords like 'Lo-fi' and 'Ultra-Real' like they're good things for Comic book movies? » 11/13/14 3:10am 11/13/14 3:10am

Marvel Superheroes, Recreated As Custom LEGO Minifigures

Marvel and LEGO enthusiast autorazr has a mission: To recreate as many custom Marvel superheroes in LEGO form as possible. This includes characters from different timelines and universes, characters wearing their old and their new costumes. Villains that will probably never get their own set. So basically everyone. » 7/18/14 5:51am 7/18/14 5:51am

Ninja Turtles Serves Up The Most Accurate Dinosaurs in Comics

Paleoart blog Love in the Time of Chasmosaurus has a good review of a recent Ninja Turtles comic book: TMNT: Turtles in Time #1. While the story is plenty of fun (aliens are playing Dino-Riders in the late Cretaceous, Turtles go back in time and beat them up), what really stands out is the incredible dinosaur… » 7/05/14 10:36am 7/05/14 10:36am