Tag: X-Men

News & Things: A Very Dark Phoenix Christmas

Read of the Week The A.V. Club asks, “What does X-Men’s Dark Phoenix Saga have in common with Christmas?” “Because at the time, all I understood was that Jean Grey had become the most powerful force in the universe—which I only knew because she ate one—and that she was made of fire and, at least…

News & Things: Almost Turkey Day Edition

Read of the Week Comic Book Resources interviews Neil Gaiman about Sandman: Overture, his creative process, and whether or not we’ll ever see that Sandman movie: “What I miss most, writing anything that isn’t comics, is silent panels. The joy of being able to write silent panels…it’s one of the few things that is just…

News & Things: The Shadow Hero

Welcome back to News & Things! Today we have news on Gene Luen Yang’s upcoming project, the Earl of Lemongrab vs. Frankenstein’s Monster, why Charlie Hunnam dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey, and more! Read of the Week Cultural Gutter’s Carol Borden compares and contrasts Frankenstein’s Monster and Adventure Time’s Earl of Lemongrab in…

Roundtable: Race and Gender in Comics

The race and gender roundtable is here! Mixing it up were our resident writer Mai Pucik; Arturo Garcia, a writer for Racialicious; writer and comics publisher/editor Talisha Harrison; blogger and webcomic creator Jamie Kingston; and moderator Kelly Kanayama. In part one (of two), we talked about “diversity” characters in comics, the gendering of race, and…

What’s In A Codename

Marvel Comics has long been my oldest and preferred superhero reading material, but over the years it’s developed some patterns I can’t help but notice and wince at just a little. Codenames. I’m not griping that they exist; in the universe the characters run in, having a costumed identity separate from the regular “day to…

State of Marvel Roundtable–Part One

Marvel romance, mental health, and motherhood. Megan Purdy Bendis is off Avengers! Marvel’s partnering with Disney-owned Hyperion to put out romance novels! Miles Morales is super popular! It’s a (brand new) day! Maybe. With Captain Marvel, Fearless Defenders, the all female X-Men, and the upcoming She-Hulk and Rogue romance novels, Marvel is putting its female…

News & Things

Megan Purdy Awesome Kickstarter of the Week Earthward, by Bryan Q. Miller. Earthward is “an all-ages graphic novel that celebrates adventure, exploration and family — in space, no less (Robot 6).” Sounds good to me. It launches this Friday. News Marvel’s teaser revealed to be relaunched X-Men title with female cast, Jill Pantozzi (Mary-Sue): So…

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