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

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…

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…

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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…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Sample six new Marvel titles with Avengers #0

Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” publishing campaign begins this month with a wave of new titles, and readers unsure of which comics to pick up can sample six different series in next week’s Avengers #0 one-shot. It’s one of two samplers being released (the other is All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One) and…