What Secrets are Big Hero 6 Keeping in Fred's Room?

Big Hero 6 hit theaters with a rocket-powered punch, thanks to superpowered nerds and a cuddly robot. People all over the net are going to try and take this apart piece-by-piece, and I can't speak for all of it, here're some pop culture (and especially Marvel Comics) nods you might not have caught. SPOILERS, naturally. » 11/10/14 10:32am 11/10/14 10:32am

Read These Comics to Prepare for the Next Five Years of Marvel Movies

Marvel announced a ton of movies yesterday, revealing the characters who'll be joining their silver-screen universe over the next five years. Some of the new heroes, however, aren't as well-known as big-leaguers like Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. If you don't know who Captain Marvel, Black Panther and the Inhumans are,… » 10/30/14 3:11am 10/30/14 3:11am

She-Hulk #7 Micro-Manages A Rescue (Spoilers)

I'm thoroughly digging She-Hulk. She's struck out on her own, hanging a shingle and bringing in clients, both super and mundane. It gives her comic an episodic feel, while providing superhero action in a variety of settings. (And any comic that passes the Bechdel test is a winner in my book.) Spoilers below! » 8/07/14 2:04pm 8/07/14 2:04pm

Captains America: The Many Who Carried the Shield

It's official, Sam Wilson will be the next Captain America - but he's already been Captain America, and so have a bunch of other people! Steve Rogers has long said that the tradition of Captain America should continue without him, and a lot of brave Americans (and others!) have taken up the shield! » 7/18/14 3:07am 7/18/14 3:07am

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

​Marvel at a Museum Dedicated to One of Comics' Greatest Artists

Captain America, the Hulk, Fantastic Four... If you read superhero comics, you've probably liked a character created or co-created by Jack Kirby. He made the battles of superheroes like Thor feel larger than life but he also grew up fighting in the streets of New York City's gritty Lower East Side neighborhood. And… » 11/12/13 5:50pm 11/12/13 5:50pm

New Marvel Game Gives Stan Lee Eleven Super-Powers. And Immortality.

No one likes to think about it but there will be a day when Stan Lee’s cameos will end. He may be an indefatigable 90-year-old but the co-creator of The Fantastic Four, Hulk and Spider-Man is still only human. But, in the upcoming Lego Marvel Super-Heroes video game, Stan Lee is pretty much omnipotent. » 9/10/13 4:02pm 9/10/13 4:02pm

The weirdest political messages in the history of comics

Every now and again, comic book writers try to infuse superheroes' foibles with societal relevance or their own personal political beliefs. But in fictional worlds where Galactus the World Devourer tries to eat the biosphere every two weeks, these attempts can get downright baffling. » 10/24/12 12:30pm 10/24/12 12:30pm

This was awkward, but…