Remember when Civil War II was a "Summer Event" and was supposed to be the lead-in to Marvel NOW! books? Well, it looks as though this already-delayed series will be experiencing further delays, pushing the series into December, and quite possibly meaning that we'll see the ramifications of that ending on other titles before knowing how it ends. So, it's kind of like we have our own Ulysses amirite? Showing us the future? No? No, huh? *sigh*Read More
We've been looking forward to the evolution of Riri Williams, the black, 15-year-old genius who will be taking on the "Iron Man" mantle in Invincible Iron Man. While we're not entirely thrilled that a black and/or female writer wasn't found to take this character on, she's still an epic bit of representation in a world of superheroes that sorely needs it. And now, she has her own name. No, it's not Iron Maiden. Sorry, metal fans/fans of medieval torture devices.Read More
Diverse Characters Need Diverse Writers: Why Brian Michael Bendis Needs to Let Other Kids Play With His Toys
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Bendis has a good inclination toward creating new female, POC, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ characters for the Marvel Universe, but then has a bad habit of being the only writer who advances their stories in a meaningful way. Or he hands them over to another straight white male instead of someone who can draw on lived experience to write the character. That can have devastating effects for representation on and off the page, and it needs to change.Read More
For those of you who've been enjoying Marvel's Civil War II, you may have noticed that Issue #5 has been pushed back. When a fan asked writer Brian Michael Bendis why, Bendis explained, delivering some good news, as well as sharing a preview page to tide us over.Read More
Remember Powers, the TV show adaptation of the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming? Well ... it just got the axe.Read More
Dang. It's like Brian Michael Bendis and Co. just DGAF anymore. **SPOILERS FOR CIVIL WAR II. SERIOUSLY. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS, DON'T READ ON!**Read More
Marvel’s New “Iron Man” Is a Brilliant Black Girl Whose “Brain Is Maybe a Little Better” Than Tony Stark’s
Riri Williams, the 15-year-old M.I.T. student introduced in Marvel's Invincible Iron Man #9 who built her own set of Iron Man armor will be rocking that armor long-term. Marvel announced that, as part of their Marvel NOW! intitiative, they will be relaunching the Invincible Iron Man title with a new #1, and with Riri as its new protagonist.Read More
It's on the docket after "Civil War II."
Brian Michael Bendis himself has announced--in lieu of an official-official announcement--that we should be on the lookout for a sequel to "Alias", which introduced Jessica Jones to the comic world.Read More
Color me intrigued.
Seems like Mr. Stark is the common denominator in all of these Civil Wars--but anything that provides Captain Marvel a chance to really step to the forefront as a character is promising, especially given the recent delay of her solo film to a 2019 release.Read More
The Angoulême Grand Prix offers a lifetime achievement award for comic book creators -- and this year, in their initial list of 30 nominations, not a single woman's name appeared. After the announcement of the nominees, European advocacy group BD Égalité called for a boycott of the Grand Prix 2016. Artist Florence Cestac, whose own illustrated commentary on the situation is pictured above, is the only female winner of this prize in the past 43 years of its existence; she won back in 2000.Read More
The Powers Season 2 Trailer Is Here to Remind You Netflix Isn’t the Only Network With Superhero Shows
In case you forgot that another Brian Michael Bendis-created comic was adapted to television for your viewing pleasure (and let's be real, you did, because it's on PlayStation Network, which is not exactly the first place you think of for television), take a look at the Powers season 2 trailer!Read More
Alias, the Marvel comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Gaydos, inspired the Netflix Jessica Jones show that you're tapping your foot waiting to get home from work to watch tonight. Even folks who've never read the original series feel pretty hyped up about this show -- and if you're among them, you might want to hop on over to Comixology and consider purchasing several issues of Jessica Jones' backstory at a discount today.Read More
Just when we think we've got this All-New, All-Different Marvel line-up down, they drop more titles on us. Ahead of MCM Comic Con in London (which started today!), Marvel announced five new titles, bringing the amount of All-New, All-Different first issues to 71. But seriously, though, where's our America Chavez book? An ongoing Gamora title? Oooh...an ongoing Nebula title...Read More
Tony Stark loves him some redheads.
Does Tony Stark not have enough beautiful redheads around? In the All-New, All-Different Invincible Iron Man, writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez are having Spider-Man's Mary Jane Watson join Team Iron Man.Read More
You didn't see that coming.
Buckle up, buddies, we're going for a ride.Read More
Although Brian Michael Bendis co-created the titular character in Netflix's upcoming adaptation of Jessica Jones, he did not work on the show — but he's seen a preview of the first two episodes, and he gave them a solid thumbs-up on his Tumblr.Read More
We don't know much about what's happening after Marvel's Secret Wars, but we do know that their main Spider-Man will no longer be Peter Parker - it's going to be Miles Morales. The comic will be drawn by Sara Pichelli, and written by Brian Michael Bendis, who told The New York Daily News, "Our message has to be it’s not Spider-Man with an asterisk, it’s the real Spider-Man for kids of color, for adults of color and everybody else." Now, if only the Cinematic Universe could keep up.Read More
Brian Michael Bendis Kinda-Sorta-Maybe Alleges That Spider-Man Will Be In Captain America: Civil War
You're a tricky one, Mr. Bendis.
In a panel during Special Edition: NYC, Brian Michael Bendis, Marvel creative committee member and prolific writer, let slip that Spider-Man may very well be in Captain America: Civil War, which is shooting right now in Atlanta.Read More
Brian Michael Bendis' All-New X-Men #40 just came out today, but it's already been the subject of intense scrutiny after pages leaked to Tumblr earlier this week revealed a scene in which Jean Grey forces Iceman (Bobby Drake) to admit he's gay.Read More
Spoilers ahead for All-New X-Men #40!Read More