The late 1980s were full of cartoons and comic books that were, essentially, built around the need to sell toys. For instance, the Transformers and their predecessors the Diaclones were just a bunch of toy robots. It was up to the writers of cartoons and comics to build a mythology about the planet Cybertron and its […]
So I’ve seen Netflix’s Iron Fist show, the last of the Marvel Netflix shows that are lading up to Defenders later this year. I have had mixed feelings about aspects of the Marvel Netflix shows. I enjoyed Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, but also had issues with each, whether it was about Luke Cage exchanging […]
The evil organization Hydra has been on the rise in some Marvel Comics recently, mainly in stories by Nick Spencer. Now Marvel has released cover images from the upcoming Secret Empire crossover where many major super-villains will be working for or alongside Hydra to finally take over the entire Earth. One such villain depicted is […]
First appearing in 1971, the Man-Thing is one of Marvel’s stranger characters. Dr. Ted Sallis is a scientist who suffers a fatal car crash in the swamp and then, thanks to both a chemical mimicking Captain America’s super-soldier serum and the intervention of mystical forces, he rises as a swamp creature with only dim memories of his […]
Comics are a business and sometimes a book is produced that seems more like an ad than a story. In 1991, Marvel Comics released NFL Superpro, a new series starring a former football player who gets super-powers and an indestructible football uniform and wow, wait, this was real? I remember reading this as a kid and […]
This week, filming begins on Avengers: Infinity War. Set to release in 2018, this will be the third Avengers film from Marvel Studios, with a fourth untitled film scheduled for release the following year. Avengers: Infinity War will involve not only the Avengers roster but many other superheroes seen across the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But […]
Peter Parker’s “spider-sense” is arguably his most famous power. It’s been called a “spider-sense” a “danger-sense” and even a “spider instinct.”It gets referenced throughout all corners of pop culture. If someone has a bad feeling, there’s a fair chance they’ll say “my spider-sense is tingling” or “my fill-in-the-blank-sense is tingling!” But what exactly is it? […]
Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange is the fourteenth Marvel Studios film and the first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s magical side, delivering a story full of sorcerers, relics, and dark dimensions. So beware of spoilers as we dive into a discussion of just what this movie brings to the table.