captain marvel origin story

Some comic book characters’ backstories are simple. Batman’s parents are murdered in front of him, inspiring him to become The Dark Knight. Superman’s home planet explodes and he crash lands on Earth, etc.

The Captain Marvel origin story is…well, it’s considerably more complicated than that. But now Marvel Comics has decided to tweak it just a few months before the character takes center stage in her own solo movie – and the changes in the pages of the comic books now reflect Brie Larson‘s movie version.
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Chuck Wendig fired

Chuck Wendig, the best-selling author of the Aftermath trilogy of Star Wars novels and multiple Star Wars-related comics, has been fired by Marvel Entertainment. Wendig took to Twitter to share the reasons for his termination, and it basically boils down to the fact that the company didn’t like his tweets about politics. Read on for much more about this situation. Read More »

luke skywalker's last words

Marvel’s comic book adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fleshes out Rian Johnson‘s acclaimed film, inserting tiny gems that make Episode 8 feel all the richer. And while The Last Jedi provided us with the perfect ending to Luke’s (Mark Hamill) journey, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book throws a cherry on top with its insight to Luke Skywalker’s last words.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow.

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hit girl the golden rage of hollywood

Hollywood predators are about to meet a bloody reckoning from our favorite pint-sized punisher. Hit-Girl makes a lauded return to the comic book pages in the newest Millarworld comic penned by Kevin Smith, aptly titled Hit-Girl: The Golden Rage of Hollywood.

In the upcoming 2019 series, the Kick-Ass breakout character portrayed by Chloe Grace Moretz in the movie adaptations is pitted against the predators of Hollywood to dole out brutal justice. And in a post-Weinstein world, it couldn’t come at a better time.

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buffy the vampire slayer dark horse

As we learned from last month’s confusion surrounding the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, there can only be one Buffy. Now, it turns out, there can only be one Buffy title being produced at a time.

While we lie in wait for more news about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot/sequel, creator Joss Whedon revealed that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dark Horse comic series will be wrapping up its lenghty run in the wake of Fox pulling the beloved show’s comic book license.

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Aquaman comic cover

DC Comics has been assembling a stellar lineup of creators as of late. Marvel mainstay Brian Bendis recently relaunched Superman with artists Joe Prado and Ivan Reis, while Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson is set to take over duties on Wonder Woman with Cary Nord this year. Add to that Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s Green Lantern re-imagining and you already have a veritable all-star team, but the powers that be over on the WB lot aren’t quite done shaking things up.

Ahead of Aquaman‘s big-screen outing this December, DC is going to re-tell the Atlantean king’s origin under the authorship of writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and artist Robson Rocha (Green Lanterns). Read More »

Green Lantern comic

DC’s Green Lantern mythos has always been a wellspring for incredible ideas, from alien rings that turn thought to reality, to Geoff Johns’ modern entangling of the visual spectrum with corresponding emotions. The well was arguably poisoned with the 2011 film adaptation, a cookie-cutter Hal Jordan story with an unearned character arc that left audiences feeling sour. And while there have been plenty of good Green Lantern comics since, the film side of things has struggled to get its Space Corps off the ground again.

One wonders, then, if that could change with this upcoming comic relaunch from artist Liam Sharp (Judge Dredd) and writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman). Read More »

shuri comic book series

T’Challa’s sister Shuri, played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Letitia Wright, was so wildly popular that she prompted calls for a movie spin-off. But Marvel will do you one even better: a Shuri comic book series simply titled Shuri will be coming soon from award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor.

Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.

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Steve Ditko dead

The comics world has lost a titan of the industry. Steve Ditko, the artist responsible for co-creating iconic Marvel Comics characters like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange alongside Stan Lee, has died. He was 90 years old. Read More »

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James Bond origin

Have you ever wondered what James Bond was up to before he became the world’s greatest secret agent? Dynamite Entertainment and the Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. have teamed up for a new James Bond Origin comic series that will answer all of your burning questions about Bond’s days as a teenager during the turmoil of World War II. Read more about the comic and check out the full cover below. Read More »