Netflix's 'The Punisher': Aggressively Average

Column by BH Shepherd December 5, 2017
A look at how faithful the new Punisher Netflix series is to its original source material.

The Defenders: Defeated by Dull Writing

Column by BH Shepherd
An examination of how "The Defenders" failed to become more than the sum of its parts.

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!

When Peter Met Tony: The Apprentice/Mentor Relationship Between Spider-Man and Iron Man

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at how the comics have treated the relationship between Spider-Man and Iron Man and how that influences the upcoming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' movie

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!

Why Luke Cage is the Superhero We Need

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at the cultural significance of a superhero like Luke Cage.

The Weird World Of Marvel What If's

Column by Peter Derk July 21, 2016
WWII in space, Wolverine as a vampire, Dazzler better than ever, and the weird, wild world of Marvel What If's?

Storyville: Contemporary Superheroes Through the Eyes of a Pre-Teen

Column by Richard Thomas
My son and I talk about the current state of Marvel and DC films, including 'Batman v Superman', 'Captain America: Civil War', and 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

Comic Book vs. Film: "Civil War" (2006) vs. "Captain America: Civil War"

Column by BH Shepherd May 11, 2016
A look at how much inspiration 'Captain America: Civil War' takes from the comics of the same name.
Marvel's Cloak And Dagger Coming To TV

Marvel's Cloak And Dagger Coming To TV

News by Peter Derk
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger are headed for TV
Kingpin Getting His Own Series

Kingpin Getting His Own Series

News by Peter Derk April 6, 2016
Marvel's Kingpin is getting his own series.

Kevin Smith vs. Mark Waid: The End of an Era for Daredevil

Column by Bart Bishop
A contrast of Kevin Smith's "Guardian Devil" and Mark Waid's "The Autobiography of Matt Murdock", discussing what's changed in nearly 20 years of Daredevil.

Doctor Strange Will See You Now: An Introduction

Column by BH Shepherd
An introduction to Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Strange.
Deadpool Movie Banned In China

Deadpool Movie Banned In China

News by Peter Derk January 21, 2016
Deadpool movie banned in China? Good or bad sign?

Jessica Jones vs. Sansa Stark: Rape Culture in Entertainment, and Why We Should Talk About It

Column by Leah Rhyne January 12, 2016
Trigger warning: We are going to talk about rape, and our reactions to the loss of innocence vs. the thirst for revenge.
ABC to Air Captain America 75th Anniversary Special

ABC to Air Captain America 75th Anniversary Special

News by Emily Rose Lathrop
ABC will air the 75th anniversary special for the Star Spangled Man on January 19th.

Gather 'Round For Tales From Marvel's Holiday Specials

Column by Peter Derk
How do your favorite Marvel heroes spend the holidays? Beatings, cosmic inquiry, and impalement, of course!

Inhuman History: 6 Must Read Inhumans Comics

Column by BH Shepherd
Learn about the latest corner of the Marvel universe to be excavated for adaptation.

Who is Jessica Jones?

Column by BH Shepherd
An introduction to the protagonist of Marvel's latest Netflix adaptation, "Jessica Jones."

How Character Likability Kills Movies (and How It Can Save Books)

Column by Peter Derk September 21, 2015
Why does everyone have to be so damn nice? Character likability, how it's killing movies and how it can save books.

Deadpool's Greatest Hits: 6 Must Reads

Column by BH Shepherd
Now that the Deadpool movie is officially happening, here's a look back at some of the character's best comics.
Marvel Announces ‘Guardians of Infinity’ Series

Marvel Announces ‘Guardians of Infinity’ Series

News by Raine Winters
Don’t panic; the comic will still include Groot.
All-New ‘Inhumans’ Comic Series Coming this December

All-New ‘Inhumans’ Comic Series Coming this December

News by Raine Winters
Look out, Marvel fans—your favorite universe is expanding!

Marvel Movie Preview: Avengers 2, CapAm 3, and More!!

Column by Brandon Tietz
Want to know what's coming up in the new Marvel movies but don't want to wait? We've got some spoiler-heavy info.

Girls on Film: Marvel vs. DC

Column by BH Shepherd March 23, 2015
Superhero comics have historically struggled with portraying fully realized female characters. How have Marvel and DC treated their women in the transition from the page to the screen?