All of our favorite characters are orphans. Or else, they had horrendously abusive childhoods. Basically, giving characters childhood trauma is an all-purpose motivation—why else would someone be a vigilante/wizard/etc. unless something had gone wrong in their lives? But here are 10 people who had normal families that…
Christmas is a time of bringing people together—usually, with copious amounts of food, booze, and gifts. The Gwenpool Holiday Special might sound like a zany stunt comic, focusing on Marvel’s latest female star, but it’s really about togetherness, and uniting Marvel heroes big and small.
It’s been a remarkable year for comics. Huge publishers like DC and Marvel have rejuvenated their line-ups with tons of amazing books; beyond the big two, there’s been some of the most compelling, challenging material in the industry we’ve seen in years. It was hard to narrow it down, but here’s 20 of 2015’s best.
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…
The other day, comic-book fans got an amazing piece of news: the beloved Y the Last Man is not going to be shoehorned into movie form, but will get to live and breathe as a TV show. Even though comics rule movies these days, some of them are just too big for a two-hour package.
Kamala Khan is unstoppable! The popular new Marvel heroine will be one of several heroes joining Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the third season of Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble cartoon, titled Ultron Revolution, including her namesake Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and more.
Marvel may be developing a TV show based on Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel. Joss Whedon talks about Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man. Doctor Who unveils a new monster. Get a better look at Batman v. Superman’s new Batsuit. And a familiar face officially returns to X-Files. Behold, Spoilers!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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…
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 —…
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.
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…
[*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…
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.