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…

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Alt-comic voices elevate The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s special “zine” issue

Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26. Written by Ryan North and Erica Henderson with art by Madeline McGrane, Chip Zdarsky, Tom Fowler, Carla Speed McNeil, Michael Cho, Rahzzah, Anders Nilsen, Jim Davis, and Rico Renzi,…

Stop the presses, we’ve got Squirrel Girl casting news

Gather ’round, folks, because we’ve got the biggest piece of Marvel news since Robert Downey Jr. started buying shirts with see-through chest windows: Squirrel Girl has been cast. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the part of Doreen Green—a.k.a. the New Warriors’ cheerful, bad-guy-trouncing Squirrel Girl—has been given to …

Mental illness is a fluorescent storm in the challenging Our Mother

The cover of Luke Howard’s Our Mother (Retrofit Comics) features a woman’s face—the titular mother. Her head has been enlarged, but her features have remained at an otherwise-proportional size, almost as if something is growing inside of her, expanding, preparing to auto-evacuate at the expense of this woman’s life.…

It’s Rumor Time: Marvel might be working on a New Warriors show starring Squirrel Girl

TV Line is reporting that Marvel and ABC Studios have started work on The New Warriors, a half-hour superhero comedy series that they’re reportedly shopping around to cable and streaming networks. The most notable thing about the project, though, is the rumor that the show would prominently feature a character who’s…

Shannon Purser from Stranger Things would also like to play Marvel’s Squirrel Girl

In what’s either a cool example of how mainstream comic books have become or proof that there are simply too many superhero movies, two people have now publicly declared their desire to play Marvel’s Squirrel Girl—not that there’s anything wrong with Doreen Green, of course, but she’s not exactly one of the brand’s…

Edgar Wright wants to see Anna Kendrick as Squirrel Girl versus the world

Having just touched on the DC Extended Universe—or, rather, a response to its recent output—it’s time for the the latest update from the Marvel movie industrial complex. Hey, it’s only fair/necessary, since superhero movies are all anybody talks about these days. (And those Edible Arrangements aren’t going to send…

Squirrel Girl injects life into an otherwise stale All-New Wolverine

Big pieces of Marvel’s core lineup these days is defined by what it isn’t, rather than what it is. Many titles unapologetically point out what’s missing: Captain America: Sam Wilson isn’t about the real Captain America, or even the other two Captain Americas—it’s about Sam Wilson. It leaves the impression that these…

Exclusive Marvel preview: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is back to kick butts, eat nuts

As entertaining as Marvel’s Secret Wars summer was, the absence of Doreen “Squirrel Girl” Green’s ongoing series was strongly felt. Since gaining her first solo title, Doreen has become one of the most delightful characters in Marvel’s stable, largely thanks to writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson’s comedic…

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