YouTuber Patrick (H) Willems recently took a look at "shared universe" comic book movies and TV, such as the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) and the CW's Arrowverse, to analyze how their comic book storytelling roots have influenced their cinematic storytelling.Read More
Disney has Daisy Ridley for two more Star Wars movies that we're incredibly excited about (including the one coming out in just under a month!), and if that keeps working out as well as it has so far, they'd no doubt like to put Ridley in as many heroic blockbuster roles as possible—but Netflix just swooped in and landed her upcoming superhero-themed project.Read More
When I first read Dennis Liu's Raising Dion, the story of a widowed mother raising a superpowered child, I was grateful for its existence on so many levels. Now, even more people will be able to experience this story, because Netflix has just given it a 10-episode series order.Read More
I spend a lot of my time thinking about superheroes, that ever-growing pantheon that means so much to so many of us. One question I've been pondering lately: what is it that makes any particular hero your number one, and how did that happen?Read More
Following the advice of Lin-Manuel Miranda, with an assist by @loudlysilent on Twitter. Sí se puede!Read More
Over the last five seasons of American Ninja Warrior, the number of women placing in the top 30 competitors has increased nine times over. These women are superheroes and they're opening the door for other women to realize their own incredible, superhuman potential.Read More
Artist Jason Ratliff creates beautiful, touching works that depict the legendary figures we aspire to be as children, and the way we can imagine ourselves as superheroes in play. His creations are a mix of Marvel and D.C. heroes, and they will make you happy-cry.Read More
There's something special about watching geek heroes geeking out about the nerdy things they love. Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is a huge fan of Marvel comics, and he talks about his love, as well as shares a letter he had published in an issue of Fantastic Four back in the day in an upcoming History Channel documentary about comic book superheroes.Read More
I am all about better representation in comics. More female characters. More ethnicities and races represented. More body types and abilities. Yes, please! In that regard, Fanbase Press' newest title, The Gamma Gals, absolutely delivers. Unfortunately, where it's less successful is its storytelling.Read More
Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination.
A college seminar forever changed the way I look at art, literature, and super-powered people. My professor (who now teaches the class at Harvard) was kind enough to send me an updated syllabus. Let's DIY a comics course.Read More
Ridley Scott revealed why he hasn't directed a superhero film, and how he feels about the general state of cinema.Read More
Eddie Murphy has pushed his limits as a versatile actor. However, there’s one genre that he has yet to cross into and it doesn’t seem likely that he ever will.Read More
They have an impact not merely on their own worlds, but on the future of ours as well.
For almost as long as there have been superhero comics, there have been teenage superheroes. From Superboy to Ms. Marvel, superheroes in their teenage years are solid proof that you don't necessarily have to be an adult to be endowed with powers--or find yourself the unexpected recipient of superhuman abilities.Read More
The Rock-tor is In.
Let's begin with some names you probably know already: Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson and Shane Black, director of The Predator and Iron Man 3. It was recently announced that these two are working on a film about Doc Savage, whose name you might know, but could be forgiven for not recognizing. Even Johnson himself felt the need to reintroduce the character to his fans while discussing the new movie on Instagram.Read More
Batman v Superman v fundamental civil liberties.
Superhero narratives are politically fascist. That’s not really a criticism, it’s just a statement of fact. Integral elements of the genre, such as the nearly unlimited power and authority superheroes are handed with little to no oversight, are inherently authoritarian concepts. As such, superhero stories that wind up addressing or examining these themes tend to […]Read More
Hugh Jackman is 47 and Robert Downey Jr is 51. They're certainly not the only middle-aged superhero actors, either. Mark Ruffalo's 48, Jeremy Renner's 45, and Paul Bettany is also 45, yet no one seems to find it strange that they're chumming around with heroines who are decades their junior (Scarlett Johansson's 31; Elizabeth Olsen is 27).Read More
Many Supergirl fans were worried about the show's fate after lower-than-desired ratings coupled with an entertainment environment that seems downright hostile toward female superheroes. Last week, we learned that Supergirl had not only been renewed, but had found a new home at The CW, which is owned by CBS. Now, we're learning that even if the show hadn't made the move, it likely would have survived anyway.Read More
Interview: Amanda Conner Talks About Her Latest Creator-Owned Title, SuperZero, From AfterShock Comics
If you're looking for a new female protagonist in comics to get excited about, allow me to introduce you to Dru Dragowski from one of AfterShock Comics' newest titles, SuperZero! Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Rafael De Latorre, it tells the story of a high school student who will go to any lengths to become the superhero the world so desperately needs. Even if she has to suffer a bunch of ant bites to do it!Read More
Last week, Marvel released its first video in a series on the new Black Panther title, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates with art by Brian Stelfreeze, Coates gave us a preliminary look at T'Challa and Wakanda. This week, since Issue #2 is out today, Marvel has released a new video that goes more in-depth into the first story arc of the new series, A Nation Under Our Feet.Read More
(Because that's a nicer thought than its actual fate.)
In what is very definitely a superhero origin story, a weasel was zapped by the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, and caused it to shut down. Sure, the scientists at CERN say the weasel was killed by the electric jolt it got from gnawing through one of the particle accelerator's power cables, but we all know the truth: Superweasel is out there.Read More