'The Punisher' Season Two: Worse Than the First

Column by BH Shepherd
An examination of the continuing decline of Netflix's "The Punisher."

Castration Anxiety and the Monstrous-Feminine in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at the gender politics of 'Thor: Ragnarok,' specifically in relation to Hela.

11 Ways Marvel Comics Can Change To Attract Consumers

Column by Peter Derk
Eleven ideas to help Marvel end their sales slump. Four of them are actually legitimate!

Heel Turn: When Good Guys Go Bad

Column by BH Shepherd June 13, 2017
A critical look at the superhero tradition of turning evil.

5 Comics Every Crime Writer Needs To Read

Column by Repo Kempt
Crime writers can learn a lot about their craft from well-written comic books. Here's five superb crime comics to whet your appetite.

40 Years Ago, Howard The Duck Ran For President

Column by Peter Derk November 9, 2016
1976 was a simpler time. So much simpler that a duck could be trapped in an election he never made!

Teenage Wasteland: Please, No More Teenage Superheroes

Column by Peter Derk August 25, 2016
Hey teens! Get off my lawn and out of my comics!

A Modest Proposal in Response to Devin Faraci’s 'Fandom is Broken'

Column by Bart Bishop July 1, 2016
A refutation of the tyranny of comic book literalness that proposes banning continuity indefinitely.

Six of the Best Alternate Universes in Comics

Column by BH Shepherd
The alternate universe is a classic trope in comic books. Let's take a look at some of the weirdest worlds our favorite superheroes have visited.

Can Good Writing Save Spider-Man?

Column by Peter Derk
The Spider-Films are in trouble. Can good writing save the day?

Fantastic 4's Film Failures

Column by Peter Derk
Fantastic Four has gone down in flames thrice on film. What can we hope for with the newest installment?

How Daredevil Does Dark and Gritty Right

Column by BH Shepherd May 1, 2015
A lot of movies and shows claim to be dark and gritty, but do they even know what that means? "Daredevil" does.
Captain Citrus

Captain Citrus Is Here To Save Your Mimosa

News by Peter Derk
Marvel and Florida Orange Growers team up to make a comic book. Of sorts.
Comic Movie Deluge

Crisis Of Infinite Films: Comic Movie Deluge

News by Peter Derk June 16, 2014
Over 20 different comic book movies have been announced and confirmed for release between now and 2018.

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Primer

Column by BH Shepherd February 24, 2014
Saw that amazing trailer? Wonder where to start reading? Here's a guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Netflix producing FIVE Marvel Comics series

Netflix producing FIVE Marvel Comics series

News by Dean Fetzer November 8, 2013
The streaming content channel has just sealed a deal to produce 4 series based on the likes of ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’, 'Luke Cage' & ‘Iron Fist’, with a fifth series crossover, ‘The Defenders’.

Top Ten Best-Worst Lawyers in Fiction

Column by Jessica Meddows October 29, 2013
One of history's oldest professions is also the most despised, yet so popular in historical literature and modern fiction. See if you agree with these ten lawyers rated the best-worst in fiction.

Meet Your Avengers 2 Villain: Ultron

Column by BH Shepherd October 10, 2013
All you need to know about the villain appearing in the next Avengers movie.

Is 2013 The Year of the Graphic Novel?

Column by Kelly Thompson
The first volume of Marvel's official graphic novel line debuts in October. Will this be a game changer for mainstream comics?

Comics: Get Your Sex Out Of My Violence

Column by Kelly Thompson May 24, 2013
Mainstream American comics are notoriously puritanical when it comes to sex, but not violence, just like the weird land that birthed them. WHY?

Iron Man 3: Marvel Studios Is In The Superhero Zone

Column by Kelly Thompson May 9, 2013
Iron Man 3 is great, but I saw it in a theater filled with kids, and I couldn't help but wonder who it was made for. It was an excellent superhero film for ME, but I'm not sure it was for kids.
Wolverine gay kiss

Wolverine and Hercules Share Intimate Kiss in Alternate Universe Series

News by Christopher Shultz March 4, 2013
While DC Comics faces fierce criticism for their writerly choices, Marvel continues to trailblaze positive LGBT depictions with the latest issue of "X-Treme X-Men."
Carrey and Sandler Guardians of the Galaxy

Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey Rumoured for Marvel’s ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’

News by Dean Fetzer January 24, 2013
It appears Marvel is ‘courting’ the comedic stars for roles in the 2014 film to be directed by James Gunn.
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SPOILER ALERT: Last Issue of Amazing Spider-Man Contains a Surprise for Fans

News by Dean Fetzer December 27, 2012
As the 50-year-old Amazing Spider-Man series comes to an end, the creators have a shocking ending in store for the fans.