There are two Nick Furys in the current version of the Marvel Universe: a younger black guy and the original white super-spy who’s his dad. This week, they meet in a time-travel story that shows how the racial tension in America today isn’t all that different from the how it was in the bad old days.
Iron Man may have changed the game for Marvel movies, but Marvel already had a long history of movie-making before the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here's part two of our look back at the history of Marvel comic book movies, as we head into the 90's and come right up to 2008.
Who needs strange growth hormones or LMDs? Shortpacked reveals what SHIELD really uses in cases of intense medical trauma.
Obviously, if you don't want to know a pretty major plot development, stop reading and definitely don't watch the video. Or if you do, watch it on mute.
The funniest scene from Agents of SHIELD episode two was also the most surprising, as an unexpected character showed up. Check out the clip right here!
In less than a month, we're going to be seeing Joss Whedon's long-awaited return to television, with a show about S.H.I.E.L.D., the shadowy organization from the Marvel movies. But S.H.I.E.L.D. has already had a ton of unforgettable storylines in the comics. Here are 11 sagas that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could draw on.
Managing the Avengers and agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can be tough work for reasons having nothing to do with supervillains or shadowy government figures. Nick Fury has to constantly break up drinking contests, root out agents playing pranks on Steve Rogers, and prevent Tony Stark from committing sexual harassment. Memos…
In 2012, such heralded heroes as the Caped Crusader and Bilbo Baggins will hit the multiplex, making the producers enough gold bullion to make gallons of extremely expensive, fatal soup.
While bored in class one day, Malaysian artist The Durrrrian decided to doodle Earth's Mightiest Heroes going medieval. In these illustrations, the shawarma is replaced with mutton, and Tony Stark's exoskeleton is traded out for luscious silks with an absurdly high thread count. We're not normally ones to encourage…
James Daily is an attorney licensed in Missouri and one of the authors of Law and the Multiverse, a blog that investigates the intersection between genre fiction and the law. Here, he looks at the recent Avengers movie and asks whether the orders Nick Fury was given toward the end of the film were illegal, and whether…
What comics are in stores tomorrow? Among the new books on the stands are Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis' kids' series Takio ("Taki and Olivia are sisters with superpowers! In fact, they are the only ones in the world with superpowers! So obviously, they have to become superheroes!") and Garth Ennis and…
There's a gobsmackingly diverse slate of comics hitting stores over the next three months. Here's a sneak peek at some of the newest series under the summer sun. What's on the docket? Doctor Who aboard the Enterprise, new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Nick Fury acting salty, and Jesus Christ's clone's reality…
This happens like clockwork once every few months. A perfectly nice Halloween costume manufacturer sends us the latest disguises based on [insert upcoming $150-million movie's name here] and we have an ethical obligation to make fun of them.I have no idea how they did it, but this minimalist costume look…
We know that Marvel is filming Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 as its next couple of projects — but what comes after that? In yesterday's article about Hollywood scientific advisors, we heard that the Dr. Strange script is far enough along that it's being vetted for scientific accuracy.
In anticipation of Joss Whedon's upcoming superhero remake of the Night of 100 Stars, olfactory merchants JADS International have assembled a line of Avengers-themed fragrances.
Captain America: The First Avenger did some late (and very public) shooting this weekend, and a familiar face shows up to greet Steve Rogers. Who is it? Put your star-spangled spoilers on!
Nick Fury will be getting an awesome new female sidekick in The Avengers, according to Samuel L. Jackson. But who? And what cool female character from Avengers lore could director Joss Whedon be drawing on?
No matter what Rob Liefeld thinks, we're not sure that Deadpool needs an R rating. But there are some characters we're dying to see in salty, untamed R-rated action. Here are five comic-book heroes whose movies shouldn't be for kids.
In honor of Election Night 2010, let's remember the bizarre historical minutiae comic books have taught us about the ol' U.S. of A. You know, like the time Henry Kissinger met Doctor Doom.