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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier': A Black and White Morality in a Politically Grey Time

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is inspired by paranoid political thrillers of the '70s, making it the most radical departure from the tried-and-true MCU formula up to that point.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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The Staff Become Characters Themselves in 'Marvel Comics: The Untold Story'

Licensing deals became all important, with comics becoming vehicles for selling things like toys, towels, and shampoo.

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The Wedding Issue: "Astonishing X-Men #51"

It's the wedding issue of legalizing marriage for all Americans that's tabled in Astonishing X-Men #51, and it's written with a quality only Marjorie Liu can offer…

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Avengers Assembled! 'Ultimate Avengers Movie Collection'

These films are the spiritual successors to Batman: The Animate Series.

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Strange Tales and Mainstreams: When All Superheroes Are Uncanny

The long-term serialization of comics means that different creators get a chance to work with characters and storyworlds originally written by others. On occasion, they're given license to run wild.

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Black Widow #1-2

In the hands of series regulars writer Marjorie Liu and artist Daniel Acuña, the Black Widow becomes an opulent mediation on third wave feminism, evolved from the character's original Cold War roots.

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Black Widow

The classics 'Black Widow', 'Dangerous Crossing', and 'Daisy Kenyon' are found again, buried deep within the blanketing cloak of the 'film noir' category.

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