Marvel's New Bi-Monthly Anthology Puts The Spotlight On Female Heroes

Marvel's not been afraid to champion the female side of their roster recently, but now they're going whole hog with a new anthology collection that will gather stories from their most prominent female-led comic series into one collection. » 3/23/15 9:30am 3/23/15 9:30am

Does A Story Need A TV Show Or Movie To Be Great?

Greetings, all! The village shaman claims another crab-wolf attack is imminent, so I've rushed through reading your letters in order that my wisdom might guide you in the upcoming week. First bit of wisdom: Try to find a job that doesn't cause you to regularly encounter crab-wolves. » 3/04/15 9:10am 3/04/15 9:10am

A Look at the Last Days of the Marvel Universe

I love stories that take place before something apocalyptic happens: characters that know what is going to happen, but are helpless to stop it. They have their last meals, spend their last nights with their loved ones, and then accept the inevitable. » 2/20/15 10:00pm 2/20/15 10:00pm

Islamophobic Bus Ads In San Francisco Are Being Defaced With Kamala Khan

Well, this is just brilliant. Racist adverts promoting hatred against Muslims are currently being run on buses in San Francisco - but someone has started covering them up with anti-hatred messages from Marvel's première Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel. » 1/26/15 3:24pm 1/26/15 3:24pm

Why Ms Marvel Is One Of Comics' Most Interesting Discourses On Violence

Superheroes fight. They punch. They zap supervillains and toss them around. Sometimes they kill people and sometimes they die. But, as a recent essay points out, the current Ms. Marvel does an excellent job of asking the question: does a superhero really have to hurt other people? » 1/03/15 12:00pm 1/03/15 12:00pm

​The Secret Danger Of Disney's All-Inclusive Star Wars Universe

Greetings, all! This week, your somewhat amiable post-apocalyptic neighborhood fake postman reveals the possibility of a Ms. Marvel cartoon, the return of The Dresden Files, and why all the women in Jim Gordon's life are named Barbara. Shall we? » 11/19/14 9:20am 11/19/14 9:20am

It's Great We're Getting A Captain Marvel Movie. It's Also Not Enough.

When Marvel announced that its next round of movies would include a Captain Marvel movie, we were thrilled. Yes, a major Marvel movie featuring a popular and wonderful female superhero. But amidst that celebration, let's not forget there are still tons of worthy female superheroes who would make excellent movie stars. » 11/13/14 12:30pm 11/13/14 12:30pm

Ms. Marvel Comes Into Her Own in Issue #5 [Spoilers]

Legacy characters can be tricky. Following in someone else's footsteps takes mixing new, innovative moves with enough respect for those that came before you. For a teenager— someone still deciding who they're going to be— this can be even harder. I'm thrilled to report that in Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan is doing a… » 6/25/14 5:18pm 6/25/14 5:18pm

​The new Ms. Marvel is here and ready to rock your world

We've not been shy about our love of Kamala Khan, Marvel's new Ms. Marvel, teenager, Pakistani-American, Muslim, and New Jersey-ite. Indeed, we may have mentioned it here, here or here. So we're super-excited to finally get to read the first issue, written by G. Willow Wilson, and drawn by Runaways' Adrian Alphona —… » 2/04/14 2:50pm 2/04/14 2:50pm

Pakistani comics fans are super-excited about the new Ms. Marvel

Here's a bit of Friday feel-goodery: American comics fans aren't the only people excited about Kamala Khan, the teenage Muslim Jersey girl taking the role of Ms. Marvel on February 5th. So are Pakistani women, who hope that the character will inspire Pakistani girls and help their country's image. » 1/24/14 3:30pm 1/24/14 3:30pm

The best, weirdest and wildest comics coming in 2014

Telling you it's a good time to be a comic book fan is like telling you oxygen is a helpful thing to inhale. You know this already. It's just a fact. We've been treated to some of the best, most thoughtful, and most fun comics of all time over the last several years, and that's clearly not going to stop in 2014. Here… » 1/14/14 11:30am 1/14/14 11:30am

Everybody loves the new Ms. Marvel*

[*Except for Stephen Colbert.] All copies of Captain Marvel #17, which contains the first appearance of the brand-new Ms. Marvel, have sold out on the distributor level a mere two days after the issue was released. That's a very good sign for the teenage Muslim shapeshifter Kamala Khan, her own series debuting next… » 11/08/13 3:40pm 11/08/13 3:40pm

Stephen Colbert does not care for that new Muslim Ms. Marvel

On Tuesday, we reported on the new comic character Kamala Khan, a teenage Muslim who is taking the moniker of Ms. Marvel in her own self-titled comic due out next February. The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert recognized this for the attack on America that it is, and reported it accordingly. » 11/07/13 9:50am 11/07/13 9:50am

Meet the new Ms. Marvel, a shapeshifting Muslim teenager

Ms. Marvel is returning to the Marvel universe, but it won't be Carol Danvers in the suit. The New York Times revealed the brand-new superheroine taking the moniker will be a teenager, a New Jerseyite, a shapeshifter, and a Muslim. » 11/05/13 11:40am 11/05/13 11:40am

The Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel/Shazam Clusterf*ck Explained

As a fake mailman living in the future, sometimes it’s funny to me what you people in 2013 freak out about. Ben Affleck as Batman? He actually ends up being okay. Not great, but definitely better than Kilmer or Clooney. But man, you guys are going to completely lose your shit in 20 years when Kim and Kanye’s kid North… » 9/04/13 8:15am 9/04/13 8:15am

Why Marvel Needs to Make a Captain Marvel Movie Like, Yesterday

Now that Marvel has firmly established its cinematic universe and the triumph of the superhero genre, it’s time to think about what’s next — and I don’t mean Cinematic Phase 2. There’s a dearth of female superheroes in movies right now, one that Marvel can and should correct with one character in particular: Captain… » 7/02/13 12:07pm 7/02/13 12:07pm

The women of Marvel wear their flowing, formal costume attire

Art nouveau heroines are the latest trend among fan artists, but Hanie Mohd has added a fashionable touch, draping Marvel's superheroines in long, flowing dresses based on their slim-fitting costumes. » 12/16/12 3:00pm 12/16/12 3:00pm

Zany X-Men fashions turn Magneto into a preening popinjay

We've been enjoying the heck out of Kevin Wada and Max Wittert's X-Men clothing line (previously: 1, 2) — these drawings transform Marvel Comics' strangest superteam into a collective of blasé performance artists who blow Xavier's endowment on smart drinks imported from the farthest reaches of the Shi'ar Empire. » 2/07/12 10:50am 2/07/12 10:50am

A Video Breakdown of the Sad History of Ms. Marvel, Sex Slave

Is there any other comic book character more cruelly treated than Ms. Marvel in the The 200th issue of the Avengers? Watch the exceptionally strange history of Ms. Marvel play out in this amazing video, and debate over which comic character has been crapped on the most by the writers. » 12/08/11 9:40am 12/08/11 9:40am

Starbuck Turns To Comics In Time Of Need

With Battlestar Galactica (and Bionic Woman) gone to the great television network in the sky, where should smitten fanboys and girls hope to see Katee Sackhoff next? If rumors are true, a Marvel movie. » 5/26/09 12:09pm 5/26/09 12:09pm