Age of apocalypses: 10 momentous character events in ’90s comics

The 1990s were a period of boom and bust for the comic book industry. Many of the highest-selling single issues of all time (like X-Men #1, still the record holder with more than 7 million copies moved) were released during that decade, and the two major publishers were churning out huge quantities to meet the demand…

Marvel has released a series of 10-year anniversary posters, and we have one big question

In addition to releasing what will almost certainly be the two biggest films of the year, Marvel Studios is celebrating its decade of blockbuster movies with a new series of 33 posters highlighting the many heroes of the MCU. But after giving them all a thorough perusal, we have one pressing question that must be…

This Quicksilver: No Surrender #1 exclusive sends a speedster outside of time

Pietro “Quicksilver” Maximoff sacrificed himself to save the Earth at the end of Avengers’ “No Surrender” storyline, and while the rest of Marvel’s heroes think their speedster ally is dead, the new Quicksilver: No Surrender miniseries reveals what happened after Pietro disappeared in a bright flash of light. Written…

“No Surrender” consolidates the Avengers line for an entertaining but slight story

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With the Avengers at the core of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the franchise has gotten a big push in comics over the past decade, spawning multiple titles that expanded the team’s presence in the Marvel Comics line-up. This gradually diluted the brand with too many books taking on the Avengers name and pulling the…

At least Disney can finally make Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/X-Men/Avengers crossover dreams a reality

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the far-reaching consequences—some weird, many worrying—of Disney’s decision to buy a big chunk of 21st Century Fox this week, bringing any number of beloved properties under its omnipresent umbrella. Still, even as worries about media monopolization gnaw at our hearts, it’s…

Screw the gauntlet, people want to know where Thanos' helmet is

Avengers: Too Many Characters (just kidding!) dropped its first trailer this morning, and the biggest takeaway (aside from Star-Lord’s little ’stache) has to be the wreckage of ultra-villain Thanos, who we’ve seen do little else aside from float through space for three dozen movies now. Though his size and knockout…

Watch Chris Hemsworth dog the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Chris Hemsworth has slowly emerged as the Marvel cinematic universe’s MVP, with the Thor actor’s ability to pivot between badassery, pathos, and sharp one-liners getting better with each appearance. Still, some might say he remains an unappreciated part of the MCU, a perspective he confronts head-on in a new clip…

A talking van is the Avengers’ last hope in this Occupy Avengers exclusive

Occupy Avengers has been Marvel’s strongest Avengers series this year, so it’s a pity that the book has struggled to gain an audience. Much of the blame can be placed on the title, which ties the book to a social movement that lost steam years ago. But it didn’t help that the book spun out of Civil War II, a messy…

Online fanfiction jumps to the page in this Avengers Annual exclusive

Kamala “Ms. Marvel” Khan loves writing fanfiction, but now that she’s a superhero herself, she finds herself cast as a major character in other users’ imaginary narratives. These fanfictions make up the majority of the content in next week’s All-New, All-Different Avengers Annual #1, featuring an exciting lineup of…

Hasbro learns its lesson, includes Black Widow in first line of Civil War toys

Captain America: Civil War isn’t out yet (more’s the pity), but the film’s relevant merchandise is already seeing the light of day. Now, a certain segment of the population—we’re obviously talking about Marvel fans here—had begun to resign itself to waiting as the same old (male) molds were filled anew with plastic…

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