Jessica Jones Was An Awesome Origin Story For One Of Marvel's Oldest Heroes

In Jessica Jones, Marvel and Netflix have given us a remarkably well done adaptation of one of their most complex and adult characters. But at the same time, it pulled double duty in doing an equally fantastic job in bringing one of Marvel’s oldest characters to life: Patsy “Hellcat” Walker. »Yesterday 5:00pm11/26/15 5:00pm


Everything You Need to Know About Earth-2 Before Tomorrow Night's Episode of The Flash

The Flash’s first season was defined by its admirable embrace of some of the Flash’s strangest comic book concepts: the mystery of the Reverse Flash, time travel, the goofy Rogues, and yes, Gorilla Grodd. But its second season is tackling something altogether crazier—the DC comics multiverse. Here’s what you need to… »10/12/15 4:00pm10/12/15 4:00pm

The Many, Maddeningly Convoluted Lives Of Hawkgirl

Comics are infamous for their sometimes convoluted plots: perhaps none more so than DC’s “Hawk” Heroes. We’ve already covered the fluctuating origins of Hawkman, but with his superhero partner Hawkgirl making her TV debut in Legends of Tomorrow, it’s time to delve into the maniacally convoluted history of Hawkgirl. »9/16/15 11:30am9/16/15 11:30am

Everything You Need To Know About Marvel's "All-New, All-Different" Comic Universe

Next month, Marvel is introducing a whole new line up of comics—and a whole new universe to go with them. Don’t know your Earth-616 from your Earth-65? What the hell is with this Secret Wars thing? Will your favorite hero still have a comic? Will they even be the same person? Here’s everything you need to know going… »9/14/15 11:00am9/14/15 11:00am

Everything We Know About Star Wars' Post-Return of the Jedi Future

Last week’s “Force Friday” wasn’t just about the release of new Star Wars toys. It also heralded the start of “Journey To The Force Awakens,” a planned series of stories detailing the 30 years between Return of the Jedi and the new film. Here’s everything we know so far about the formative years of Disney’s new Star… »9/09/15 11:00am9/09/15 11:00am

The Unfortunate and Obscure History of Monica Rambeau, the First Female Captain Marvel

As Carol Danvers rides high in the comics as Captain Marvel, it’s hard to remember that she wasn’t the first woman to take on the mantle: back in 1982, Monica Rambeau became that woman. If you haven’t heard of her, though, there’s a reason. Here’s the sad story of the Captain Marvel comics forgot.
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Secret Origins Of The Japanese Superhero Show That Became Power Rangers

If you look at the picture above, you probably think of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, costumed heroes who have been kicking their way across TV in different incarnations for nearly 20 years—but you’d be wrong. These are actually the Zyurangers, the stars of a Japanese TV series that inadvertently spawned a global… »8/06/15 4:20pm8/06/15 4:20pm

A Guide To The Silliest Supervillains In Comics, The Flash's Rogues

Thanks to The Flash TV series, you’re already familiar with a few of the Scarlet Speedster’s most iconic villains, the criminal group known as the Rogues. But not even a show as delightfully silly as The Flash can really convey just how bizarre the comic book versions of the Rogues are. Here’s a field guide to the… »4/29/15 4:00pm4/29/15 4:00pm

The Complete History Of The Joker's Many, Many Incarnations

Jared Leto’s prison-tattooed version of the Joker made a big splash the other day — but a radically transformed Joker is nothing new. Batman’s most iconic foe has undergone many revamps, reimaginings, updates and interpretations over the past 75 years. Here’s the complete history of the ever-changing face of the Joker. »4/27/15 4:14pm4/27/15 4:14pm