Stan Lee’s former business manager has been arrested on charges that he used his influence over the late Marvel Comics founder to divert funds and alienate Lee from his family in his final months of life.
The damage done for Mickey Mouse in the name of Sony Bono is finally coming to an end.
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]
The summer of 2014 was the worst Hollywood has seen since Bill Clinton was President. It’s pretty easy to figure out why.
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.
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.
James Franco is a film director, screenwriter, painter, author, performance artist and actor. And working on a PhD at Yale.
Changing economic realities led to a role reversal: television is where you turn for smart entertainment, whereas the movies have become lowbrow.
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.
Rare comic books have been among the best-performing investment vehicles.
The Silver Surfer will make his live-action debut in the second installment of the Fantastic Four movie franchise.
Given that the first two Spidey flicks were amongst the best superhero movies of all time, there are high hopes for this one.
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.
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.