Marvel's new Thor is so worthy, she actually rewrites Mjolnir's oath

Over the years, Thor's power has been wielded by many - a Frog, a Space-horse-thing, Superman - but soon, the mantle will pass to a woman. In a preview of her first issue, it turns out that this mysterious new woman is so badass, her lifting of Thor's mighty hammer causes the weapon to literally rewrite its own creed. » 9/08/14 2:19pm 9/08/14 2:19pm

10 Times When Comics And Movies Sexualized Male Superheroes

You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples. » 8/28/14 10:59am 8/28/14 10:59am

A Fan Video That Celebrates Marvel's Quieter Moments

The Marvel movies rightly get praise for their action and their witty writing, but Gen Kim has made a video that focuses on the universe's more subtle moments. Without dialogue, and set to José González's "Stay Alive," the emotion the actors convey with their faces and body language are thrown into stark relief. » 8/27/14 9:00pm 8/27/14 9:00pm

The REAL Reason Why Superhero Romances Are Always Doomed

Everybody knows that superheroes can't have successful love lives. If a costumed hero does get married to his or her long-term love interest, then the multiverse winds up breaking (or Satan intervenes) to thwart it. Is this because happy relationships are boring? Or is there a more insidious reason? » 8/13/14 4:29pm 8/13/14 4:29pm

What's The Greatest "F*@% Yeah" Moment Of All Time?

We root for heroes who are underdogs, who suffer unimaginable setbacks and misery. But sometimes, we root the hardest for heroes who bounce back and do something incredibly awesome. Philosopher/sage Dave Campbell calls this the "F*@% Yeah" moment. But what's the greatest fist-pumping scene of all time? » 7/31/14 2:35pm 7/31/14 2:35pm

Which Change To A Character Did Purists Overreact To The Most?

We all get attached to certain versions of characters, and when they get changed or updated, it can be annoying. So we end up debating whether Constantine needs to be bisexual, or whether Thor can be a woman. But sometimes, it just gets silly. Which update to a character were purists most needlessly upset by? » 7/16/14 1:28pm 7/16/14 1:28pm