Someone Actually Outbadassed Darth Vader in Marvel's Star Wars Crossover

Marvel’s new Star Wars crossover event, Vader Down, is pretty much all about reminding us that Darth Vader is not a Sith Lord to be trifled with. And while Vader does get some nifty moments in the event’s second part, the best moment comes thanks to a member of the comic’s amazing supporting cast. »24 minutes ago11/30/15 1:30pm


Why Did Marvel Say No to a Doctor Strange Movie From Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro?

It’s pretty cool that Marvel’s sorcerer supreme is making his way to the movies. You know what might have been cooler? A weird and wonderful look at the mystical side of Marvel comics from two icons of modern fantasy: Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro. However, Marvel apparently disagrees. »Today 9:30am11/30/15 9:30am

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Is An Honest To God Delight

This is not exactly a spoiler, but not a lot happens in the first issue of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Like many first issues in Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” universe, it spends a lot of time setting up the tone of the book going forward. And Moon Girl’s tone is so unrepentantly joyful, it doesn’t matter. »Friday 4:30pm11/27/15 4:30pm

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. »Thursday 5:00pm11/26/15 5:00pm

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. »Wednesday 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. »Wednesday 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