10 Would-be Avengers (Who'd Actually Have Something To Avenge)

With Marvel rejiggering its Avengers lines after Siege, readers have been introduced to a number of same ol', same ol' new recruits. If we had our druthers, how would we arrange the Avengers roster? » 3/07/10 9:00am 3/07/10 9:00am

Why DC's Brightest Day Could Be The Comic Story Of The Year

DC's hyper-successful Blackest Night series will, we know now, be followed by a year-long series/event called Brightest Day. But is this really DC's answer to Marvel's "Heroic Age" era of optimism, or should we expect something more ambitious? » 1/25/10 2:00pm 1/25/10 2:00pm

Marvel To Cancel Every Single Avengers Comic

The Avengers titles have long been Marvel's cash cows, but with the advent of Siege, every one of them will fall under the editorial ax this April. » 1/16/10 10:30am 1/16/10 10:30am

What You Need To Know For Marvel's Siege

The first issue of Marvel Comics' big event, Siege, hits stores this week, bringing to a close storylines that've been going on for the last few years. But if you've missed those stories, don't worry: We're here to help. » 1/07/10 9:00am 1/07/10 9:00am

Dark Reign

Following Marvel's Civil War, the superheroes of Marvel's United States found themselves offered a choice: Either register their secret identities with the government and become federal employees, or else consider themselves criminals and be hunted down like rabid dogs if necessary. Of course, with Iron Man in charge… » 1/06/10 2:27pm 1/06/10 2:27pm

Thor: From Ragnarok To Oklahoma

Unlike Captain America and Iron Man, Thor managed to miss out on the overgrown hissy fit that was Marvel's Civil War by, essentially sleeping through it. Not that that mattered, because he had already previously fallen out with both heroes over the subject of religious freedom of a small European nation (Admittedly,… » 1/06/10 2:25pm 1/06/10 2:25pm

Iron Man: From Asshole To Reboot

Even though he won, Iron Man was left massively damaged by the events of Marvel's Civil War. Seen by many heroes - and even more fans - to have trended towards the fascistic in his pursuit of those who opposed the Superhero Registration Act, his placement as Director of SHIELD coincided not only with the return from… » 1/06/10 2:20pm 1/06/10 2:20pm

Captain America: From Death To Reborn

For years, Captain America fought a terrorist organization called Hydra, whose motto was "Hail HYDRA! Immortal HYDRA! We shall never be destroyed! Cut off one limb and two more shall take its place!" Apparently, Cap learned from their example, because even though one Cap was assassinated on the steps to a courthouse… » 1/06/10 2:15pm 1/06/10 2:15pm

Civil War

Almost all of the status quo that Siege seeks to overturn got its start in 2006's Civil War event: Iron Man and Captain America falling out (and, in fact, coming to blows on more than one occasion)? That was here. An over-present government seeking to control the activities of superheroes? From here. Norman Osborn's… » 1/06/10 1:55pm 1/06/10 1:55pm

Mind Control And Heists Brighten 2009's Last New Comics

It's the last week of new comic releases of the year (Well, kind of, but I'll get to that later), so it's a good thing that tomorrow's haul at your local comic store is full of comfort and joy. Almost. » 12/22/09 9:00am 12/22/09 9:00am

How Marvel Learned To Stop Worrying About 9/11 And Love Slaughter

Wondering how long it'd take for the events of September 11th to go from real life tragedy to thoughtless plot McGuffin? Marvel's new mega-event Siege demonstrates that the answer is "eight years, and we can kill even more people." » 12/07/09 12:21pm 12/07/09 12:21pm

Dr. Horrible Strikes Again, And Captain Picard Goes Ghost-Hunting

Fittingly, perhaps, for our book and comic theme week, there's a lot to buy in comic stores tomorrow. Whether you're looking for zombies, space opera, superheroes, detectives or even just a new Dr. Horrible, there's something here for you. » 11/17/09 9:00am 11/17/09 9:00am

Wood, Dreams And The Victory Of Evil In This Week's Comics

Killer puppets and wily foxes offer the best thrills in this week's new comic releases, but there's also a nice taster for curious potential Hellboy fans and even the seventh issue of a six issue mini-series. Hello, Comics We Crave! » 10/27/09 9:00am 10/27/09 9:00am

Tis The Season For Tesla, Frankenstein And This Week's Comics

You can tell that we're getting closer to Hallowe'en, just by looking at this week's new comic releases: Vampires! Zombie plagues! Frankenstein's Monster! Nikolai Tesla! Okay, maybe not that last one. But these are still Comics We Crave. » 10/20/09 9:00am 10/20/09 9:00am

Up, Down And Away In This Week's Comics

Whether you're looking for superpowered pets, non-moving motion comics, classic tales retold or spelunking adventure the way you want it, there's only one place to look this week: Your local comic book store. Why, yes: These are comics we crave. » 9/22/09 9:00am 9/22/09 9:00am

Marvel Plans To Take Pity On Your Pocketbook

Fans feeling as if you have to buy every book that Marvel publishes in order to follow their favorite characters can take one piece of good news from the Mondo Marvel panel this afternoon: No more crossovers. Well, for awhile. » 7/23/09 2:30pm 7/23/09 2:30pm

Kiss Me Underage Deadly In New Captain America Tease

Jailbait psychopaths and government organizations offering secret deals? It can only be the latest ploy from Marvel Comics to make sure that you'll pick up the first issue of Captain America: Reborn. » 7/01/09 1:00pm 7/01/09 1:00pm

Something For Everyone In This Week's Comics

Hope you've been saving up your pennies recently, because this week's comics are full of new treats for you to savor, whether they're Gotham Girls, deadly alien Predators, or Barack Obama in a loincloth. Okay, maybe not that last one. » 6/23/09 9:00am 6/23/09 9:00am

Marvel, Steampunk And Misfits Rule This Week's Comics

After weeks of taking it relatively easy, there's only one way to look at this week's new releases: Marvel are back to wanting all of your money. But steampunk and weird goodness are available elsewhere. » 4/07/09 9:00am 4/07/09 9:00am

Wolverine's Son Is Darker, More Ramones Than His Daddy

The best part of Marvel's entire Dark Reign event? That might end up being Dark Wolverine, where Wolvie's son pisses everyone off by stealing daddy's identity. We spoke to writer Daniel Way about the series. » 2/09/09 7:30am 2/09/09 7:30am