The animated Marvel Rising: Initiation may be for kids, but its heroes contain grown-up potential

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When Marvel first announced Marvel Rising, its new foray into animation, it looked to deliver something largely missing from the big-screen MCU: a focus on the comic publisher’s younger crop of heroes, especially the women and people of color mostly relegated to sidekick status when it comes to the live-action films.…

Marvel launches a new animation franchise, Marvel Rising, focused on its younger fan favorites

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a real treat for fans of Marvel Comics’ iconic heavy hitters; if you’re looking to hang out with Spidey, Cap, or Big Green, look no further than the MCU. It’s been a little more sparse, though, for the devoted followers of the company’s newer crop of characters; when we’re still…

Kamala Khan gets her mind right in this Ms. Marvel #10 exclusive preview

Teenagers are easily influenced by the people they idolize, and Kamala “Ms. Marvel” Khan is no exception. As part of Civil War II, Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers asked Kamala to lead a group of Carol Cadets responsible for bringing in people prophesied to commit crimes in the future, and despite Kamala’s misgivings…

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…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Kamala takes on Hydra gentrifiers in Ms. Marvel #3

Ms. Marvel hasn’t lost any steam with its second volume, and the creative team has taken advantage of Kamala Khan’s new status as an Avenger to broaden the scope of the series without losing sight of the rich character drama that made the first volume a success. Kamala is becoming a bigger part of the Marvel Universe,…

Our favorite ongoing and serial comics of 2015

2015 was a great year for readers to move away from Marvel and DC for exceptional monthly (or bi-monthly, or quarterly) comics. There were still some strong releases from the “Big Two,” but as Marvel and DC shook up their publishing line-ups with major events that sidelined regular titles, Image continued to exert its…

Your own origin story: 21 comics to get newcomers hooked

Comics can be a scary, intimidating medium to an outsider. The breadth and depth of history, brands, universes, events, and movie and TV adaptations make getting into comics seem like more trouble than it’s worth. But take it from us, comics are well worth diving into, and you don’t need spend hours reading background…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Kamala Khan’s last days arrive in Ms. Marvel #16

Marvel’s big summer event Secret Wars began with the destruction of the Marvel Universe, and over the next few months, select Marvel titles will feature “Last Days” crossovers that show how characters deal with the end of the world. The last days of Kamala Khan are chronicled in next week’s Ms. Marvel #16, and in…

One year later, Ms. Marvel’s influence is felt far beyond the comics page

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Ms. Marvel #11. Written by G. Willow Wilson (Mystic, X-Men) with art by Adrian Alphona (Runaways, Uncanny X-Force) and colorist Ian Herring (Amazing Spider-Man: Learning To Crawl, Scribblenauts Unmasked), this issue positions…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Impulse’s Waid and Ramos reunite for S.H.I.E.L.D. #2

In 1995, writer Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos teamed up to deliver one of the best-ever runs on a teen superhero comic with DC’s Impulse, chronicling the high school experience of Bart Allen, the lightning-fast grandson of Barry “The Flash” Allen. Twenty years later, Waid and Ramos reunite and return to high…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Kamala stands up for millennials in Ms. Marvel #10

Kamala Khan has quickly become one of the most captivating characters in superhero comics, and this preview of next week’s Ms. Marvel #10 shows exactly why. After rescuing a group of teens that have been used as living batteries for The Inventor’s machines, Kamala discovers that the runaways are willing volunteers,…

Strides and backslides: How to tackle diversity in comics

Character and creator diversity has been a major issue within the comic-book industry since its creation, but it’s become an especially prevalent topic in recent years as creators and fans from all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations become more vocal about equal representation. For Comics Week 2014, …

Pages most likely to succeed: Our favorite books of 2014 (so far)

Earlier this year Amazon, where the capitalism stork gets all the books before he brings them to your house, went to war with Hachette, one of the largest publishing houses in the world, and got people talking about books—or at least how they’re published—again. If that’s all it took, why didn’t we start a…

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