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

Captain America: The First Interventionist

Captain America introduced himself to Americans by punching Adolf Hitler in the face on the cover of Captain America Comics #1. While this is something the vast majority of people would applaud in this day and age, Timely Comics, the predecessor to Marvel Comics, debuted Captain America in early 1941, when the U.S.… » 1/02/14 5:29pm 1/02/14 5:29pm

Investigative Journalist Uncovers the Fake Geek Boys of Comic-Con

Even though we are all so over the "fake geek girl" nonsense, this video that turns the tables on the menfolk is kind of awesome. Yes, it's all tongue-in-cheek, and all the gentlemen here are excellent sports — but there's something so awesome (and funny) about watching these guys field the annoying questions so many… » 9/13/13 12:14pm 9/13/13 12:14pm

The Winter Soldier reveals the secret backstory hidden in his hair

The Winter Soldier is giving Thor a run for his money for the most fabulous Marvel hair on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But how did they decide that a character breakdown equals long hair? Actor Sebastian Stan, who plays both Bucky Barnes and Captain America's new foe, shares with us the evolution… » 7/24/13 1:30pm 7/24/13 1:30pm