All the Connections to the Marvel Universe You May Have Missed in Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones may be the most subversive of Marvel’s superhero stories thus far, but it’s still full of cameos, shout-outs and connections—to the cinematic universe it is part of, and the comic books it came from. Here’s a few of the links to the wider world of Marvel movies and comics we noticed while watching. »Yesterday 3:20pm11/25/15 3:20pm

Jessica Jones Is a Show About Trauma That Doesn't Skip Over The Complexity of PTSD

Plenty of media narratives touch on trauma and recovery nowadays, and PTSD has become a common trope. But in real life, everybody deals with trauma differently—and Marvel’s new series Jessica Jones actually shows the vast array of responses that people can have to traumatic events. »Yesterday 1:30pm11/25/15 1:30pm

12 Things We Loved About Jessica Jones (And 4 We Didn't)


This weekend, the world met the whiskey-drinking, super-powered Hell’s Kitchen detective known as Jessica Jones. She’s the star of the second Netflix Marvel superhero show, leading into the team-up series The Defenders, and many people spent their weekends on the couch, devouring all 13 episodes.
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Ms. Marvel's First Big Foe As An Avenger? Gentrification.

Ms. Marvel has kicked off a new series this week, and there’s big changes ahead for Kamala Khan. She’s now a known hero in Jersey City—and not just any hero, but one of Earth’s mightiest. But it wouldn’t be Ms. Marvel if she was just fighting giant monsters and supervillains. She has her own delightful problems to… »11/19/15 8:30pm11/19/15 8:30pm

We Finally Know a Little More About What Happened To Cyclops In Marvel's New Universe

The X-Men are having a rough time in Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” universe. Usually, that’d just be like another Tuesday for them, but this time there are a lot of questions up in the air: Why is Terrigen Mist killing them? What the hell did Cyclops do to make mutants hated again? Well, we might just have some… »11/19/15 10:30am11/19/15 10:30am

Agents of SHIELD Is at the Top of its Game, and That's Amazing to Watch

One thing that keeps occurring to me while watching Agents of SHIELD lately: This show is pretty much 100 percent serialized now, with huge elements of soap opera as well as ongoing plot strands. There’s zero “monster of the week” stuff. That’s been true for a long time, but lately the show is doing this incredibly… »11/18/15 7:15pm11/18/15 7:15pm

The New Star Wars Crossover Comic Rejuvenates Darth Vader's Terrifying Reputation

Darth Vader should be an immensely intimidating figure. Emphasis on the should, because over the years, his appearances in increasingly silly scenarios as part of Star Wars’ place in pop culture have blunted his reputation. But Vader Down’s first issue is a fantastic reminder that we should never underestimate the… »11/18/15 9:30am11/18/15 9:30am