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All Your Canceled Faves Are Back in Marvel’s West Coast Avengers

America Chavez, Gwenpool and more ride again

Marvel has announced that it's bringing back several canceled faves in the new series West Coast Avengers, written by Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye) with art from Stefano Caselli (Avengers: The Initiative). The new series features Clint Barton/Hawkeye relocating to Los Angeles, where he mentors a young group of heroes that includes America Chavez/Miss America, Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, Kate’s non-powered boyfriend Johnny, Quentin Quire/Kid Omega, and Gwen Poole/Gwenpool.

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Peggy Carter Dons the Shield as Captain America in Exiles #3

Agent Carter's got powers, y'all.

You can't keep a good agent down. Peggy Carter returns to comics in the upcoming issue of Exiles #3 with a whole new look and a dose of super-soldier serum, taking on the mantle of Captain America herself. This is another exciting incarnation of the beloved heroine who first had us fangirling in in Captain America: The First Avenger.

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The Most Extra Loki Outfits from the Comics That We Deserve(d?) in the MCU

As the potential death of Loki in Avengers: Infinity War approaches, let's look at all the amazingly over-the-top outfits the MCU could have pulled from the comics.

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The Dora Milaje Are Starring in a New Comic Written by Nnedi Okorafor

Three of the Dora Milaje — Okoye, Ayo and Aneka — will be heading up their own Marvel Comics miniseries from sci-fi superstar Nnedi Okorafor. 

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We Might Have Already Seen Avengers: Infinity War’s Missing Infinity Stone in Action

Yesterday, we brought you to the reaches of the Marvel fan theories for some Infinity Stone speculation that was ... well, kind of a reach. But what if something both more obvious and incredibly meaningful and perception-altering is afoot? It may be that we've already seen the final piece of Thanos' infinity gauntlet puzzle in a way that has more impact than seeing the glowing Soul Stone itself.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Taking Over Captain America and We Can’t Wait

Ta-Nehisi Coates announced today that he will soon be taking over the Captain America comic book series. While Coates began writing comics only recently, he's an incredibly exciting choice. For starters, his run of Black Panther, which laid the groundwork for the perfect piece of art that is the movie, was beyond brilliant. But his work in journalism also gives him a unique and exciting perspective on this character and comics in general.

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Behold the Dapper Perfection of Peggy Carter As Captain America

Coming to a comic shop near you!

Peggy Carter as Captain America, whom you may recognize from Marvel's Puzzle Quest game, will appear in Exiles #3, and I can't wait.

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Remember That Time Marvel was Skittish and Tried Desperately Not to Call T’Challa “Black Panther?”

Black Panther first appeared in Marvel's Fantastic Four #52 in July 1966, which means it predates the Black Panther Party, which started in October 1966. Despite that, the connection has always been made, and it has generally been assumed that the character was inspired by the party, not the other way around. This assumption made Marvel kinda skittish back in the day.

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Marvel Comics Ushering in Big Changes, Taking Their Comics Line in a New Direction

Marvel Comics just announced that it's a brand new day for their comics properties. With the departure of former Marvel architect Brian Michael Bendis (creator of Jessica Jones and Miles Morales) to DC Comics, it seems that they're taking the opportunity to make some big changes. Don't worry, those characters aren't going anywhere. In fact, it seems like there are positive changes in the works, in large part inspired by the MCU. Check out the announcement video after the jump!

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The Weather Goddess & The Mistress of the Animal Kingdom

As we celebrate Black Panther release day, I wanted to highlight two amazing black female characters in comics.

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Exclusive: Black Panther: Long Live the King #5 Preview Showcases a Female Chief as Written by a Black Woman

Long Live the Chief.

One of the best things about Black Panther fever lately is that it's, in large part, powered by women of color. T'Challa is great as he comes into his own as a leader after the death of his father, but he'd be nothing without Ramonda, or Shuri, or the Dora Milaje. In this exclusive preview of Black Panther: Long Live the King #5, we get to spend time with a female chief named Ikoko, who does not have time for T'Challa's judgmental attitude.

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Was There a Queer Story Removed from Black Panther?

Short answer...maybe?

People are wondering where the queer scene in the Black Panther script went?

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The Reason Only Thor Can Pick up His Hammer Is … Science

The comics are pretty clear on the ground rules: "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he [OR SHE] be worthy, shall possess the power of THOR." But how does this work?

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Catch Up on Everything You Need to Know Going Into Black Panther With This Primer

Black Panther week is finally upon us!

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C’mon, Marvel! How Do You Not Invite Roxane Gay or Yona Harvey to the Black Panther Premiere?

We were all excited about the Black Panther premiere (I mean, those purple-carpet photos, tho!), and are even more excited for this movie to finally come out! However, as we were looking through the premiere photos, which seemed to include every single black person from all walks of entertainment, including Black Panther comic writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, there were two faces that were notably absent.

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Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok Is Going to Star in a Marvel Comic Book!

"A tankard-draining, maiden-wooing, giant-slaying thunderbolt of a woman"

The upcoming Marvel comics series Exiles will feature an alternate-universe version of Valkyrie/Brunnhilde—and she'll look a whole lot like Tessa Thompson's character from Thor: Ragnarok.

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Jon Bernthal Has Sharp Words for Alt-Right Fans of The Punisher

How does Punisher star Jon Bernthal feel about the alt-right fans of his character? "F**k them."

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Marvel Reveals Thanos’ “True Name” and I’m Obsessed With It

It's ... not what you might expect.

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TMS’ Favorite Female-Created Comics of 2017

If you're a TMS subscriber, you receive our daily newsletter, and (almost) every Wednesday I provide our weekly Pull Wisely list of comics recommendations for New Comic Book Day. Now that a full 365 days have gone by, here are some of my favorite new, female-created titles this year!

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No, Kevin Feige Didn’t Say That About Loki’s Role in Infinity War

A couple of weeks ago, an earthquake went through the branch of the MCU fandom that loves Loki. But what you may have heard was not what was actually said by Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige.

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