The opinion journalist who has lately been writing the Black Panther comics is taking on one of the format’s most iconic characters.
Some thoughts on the biggest Marvel blockbuster yet. [Modest spoilers]
The new Black Panther movie raises a variant of the central question of the superhero genre. [No significant spoilers]
Who was the better Superman: Christopher Reeve or Henry Cavill? Who was the better Batman: Michael Keaton or Christian Bale? Who was the better Spiderman: Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield?
Superman’s famous shield changes from 1938 to present.
Fox and Disney are in a legal fight over movie rights to a minor comic book character.
Issue #700 marks the final issue of Amazing Spider-Man and Peter Parker’s run as that character. For now.
Most of the most popular superheroes in American comics are orphans. Coincidence or something else?
Rush Limbaugh made perhaps one of the dumber comments I’ve seen from the right about the entire Bain Capital story, and managed to display an apparent inability to use Google to look things up.
Green Lantern is gay. The original Green Lantern. No, the other original Green Lantern.
Marvel has created an alternate universe in which Spiderman is a half-black, half-Latino teenager. Some people are angry.
Jack Kirby’s heir are trying to posthumously renegotiate half-century old deals with Marvel.
DC is once again resetting the clock on its universe and starting all its books over with issue #1.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has mastered the worlds of bodybuilding, show business, and politics. Next, he’s going to try his hand at being a Marvel superhero.
After 69 years fighting crime in a star-spangled bathing suit, Wonder Woman will get a super hero costume.
When I started collecting the books, back in early 1977, copies of Action #1 were available for something like $3500.
Marvel Comics is suing the estate of its second most famous figure in order to keep the rights to its most lucrative properties.
Marvel Comics is releasing a special issue of Amazing Spider-Man #583 with Obama depicted on the cover.
The lead character of the new Marvel movie hasn’t received the pop-culture exposure of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, or the Hulk.
Marvel Comics is putting back issues of its comics online, hoping to lure young fans. Excelsior!
For universal icons, albeit fictional ones, to suddenly become partisan props is a bit sad.
Patrick Leahy has a small part in “The Dark Knight,” the next Batman flick. No word on whether Dick Cheney will take part.
Rare comic books have been among the best-performing investment vehicles.
The publishers are being coy about whether someone else will wield the mighty shield, but insist that “This is the end of Steve Rogers, the meat and potatoes guy from 1941.”
The Silver Surfer will make his live-action debut in the second installment of the Fantastic Four movie franchise.
Martin Nodell, the creator of Golden Age Green Lantern and the Pillsbury Doughboy, has died
Scrooge McDuck, Richie Rich, Bruce Wayne, and Tony Stark make the cut.
Given that the first two Spidey flicks were amongst the best superhero movies of all time, there are high hopes for this one.
I’m not sure if that’s an inspired choice or an insane one. However, given that Batman Begins was by far last year’s best movie, I have confidence that Christopher Nolan knows what he’s doing.
The U.S. Postal Service is set to launch D.C. superhero commemorative stamps tomorrow.
Superman is the biggest franchise in comics and Batman is close behind. Marvel’s stable of characters is more interesting, though.
This isn’t your father’s Batman. (That Boy Scout Adam West would never do such a thing.) He’s not even your brother’s Batman. (Tim Burton’s vision was dark, but whimsical too.) No, this killer is your grandfather’s Batman, the Dark Knight who, in his early 1939 appearances in Detective Comics, didn’t show any qualms about dispatching the bad guys.
Actor Frank Gorshin, the impressionist with 100 faces best known for his Emmy-nominated role as The Riddler on the old “Batman” television series, has died.
DC Comics has unveiled a new logo, replacing one that has graced their books since 1980.
I’m glad to see Lee get a piece of this pie given that none of it would exist without his creative vision.
Marvel Comics is putting out a special edition Avengers book for free distribution to American troops around the world.
Reuters is abuzz with news that Colombia is publishing a Pope John Paul II comic book. I’d point out that Marvel already did this–in 1983.
Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale in the title role, looks quite interesting. It’s scheduled for release on June 17, 2005.