Articles tagged marvel

Minimized Melodrama in ‘Uncanny Avengers #5’

Ending with neither a bang nor a whimper.

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Black Widow Earns Her Mark in ‘Black Widow #19’

The story of the infamous "red" in Natasha's ledger is brought to light.

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It’s ‘Death Race 2015’ in ‘Ghost Racers #1’

Fast and furious! The demons take to the road! In Ghost Racers #1 the superhero genre is stretched to the limit.

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There Are No Strings on Me: Ultron and the Top 10 Comicbook Robots

Ultron may be the most famous, but he's hardly alone in the ranks of comicbook automata. Here's a list of the 10 most interesting and important robot characters in comicbook history.

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‘A-Force #1’ Is Gender-Neutral Awesome

How to make an all-female team of heroes awesome for all genders.

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In ‘Secret Wars #2’ Gravity Reverses

Right from the start of Secret Wars #2, it feels like gravity is reversed. This feels big. This feels important. This feels new.

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Black Widow and the Burden of Being the Female Avenger

All too often, when you have a token female in a story, that character's primary super power is simply that she's a girl.

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11 May 2015 // 9:50 AM

Coming Out Honestly in ‘All-New X-Men #40’

Bobby Drake, the X-Men known as Iceman, is outed by a close friend. But could the situation have been handled better?

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The Superhero Film Bubble Continues to Grow With ‘The Avengers - Age of Ultron’

As deft in its dialogue as it is predictable with its action sequences, Age of Ultron is a frustrating experience, forever hinting at depths that it can’t be bothered to explore.

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Cross Culture Convergence in ‘Ms. Marvel #14’

It's easy to root for Kamala Khan, but that also means it's easy to feel the impact when her emotions get the better of her.

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Every Generation Gets the ‘Daredevil’ It Deserves

Marvel's Daredevil is a reminder that our pop culture, even that which is rooted in the pulp tradition, can be vivid, vital, and powerful.

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Binging on ‘Daredevil’: Marvel’s Netflix Series Is As Brutal As It Is Compelling

It's hard to imagine that Daredevil exists in the same universe as the Avengers, but the series successfully delves into street-level violence not yet explored in Marvel's big screen efforts.

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The Three Things That Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Did Perfectly

It could have been a passing curiosity like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Daredevil isn't only a great superhero TV drama, but it's a great drama period.

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Pride and Mourning: “Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2”

How does a woefully ill-equipped teenage girl cope with the loss of a loved one?

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Title Fight, Majority Opinion: “Thor #1”

It's only very, very rarely that we come across issues of such great importance, that present us with such divergent opinions.

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Nixonian Paranoia in 2014: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Out-Whedons ‘The Avengers’

What makes James Gunn's scruffier and un-spandex'd band of reluctant heroes so appealing is how they approximate the good-hearted rogues on the raggedy charm of space westerns like Whedon’s own "Firefly".

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What Edgar Wright’s Departure from ‘Ant-Man’ Says About Marvel

At one time, Marvel was seen as taking risks in defiance of the bottom line. Those days are gone, apparently.

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The Major Comics Publishers Skipped Geek Girl Again, But Is That Such a Bad Thing?

In my review of last year's convention I made the case for Marvel and DC to be in attendance. After attending this year's convention, I think a case could also be made for the major publishers to stay away.

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Fanboy Fury and Authoring ‘Before Watchmen’

Why have fanboys, this group of devoted readers, turned against the mainstream comics industry?

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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

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"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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