In an attempt to cash in on the original Wolverine’s popularity without rushing to bring him back from the dead too soon, Marvel’s recently introduced a whole slew of Logan’s “children”—clones created using his DNA. The youngest and most well-adjusted of these clones is a girl named Gabby.
Listening to the way film studio executives hem and haw about whether they’ll ever get around to putting queer characters on the big screen in live-action comic book adaptations, you’d think someone was asking them to choose which of their beloved children they were willing to sacrifice so that the others might live.
Even though Thanos has been trying his damnedest to get her attention for eons, Marvel’s abstract concept of Death’s been spending the bulk of her time lately hanging out with Ben Reilly, Spider-Man’s clone. In this week’s Scarlet Spider, Death visited Ben for a friendly chat about her involvement in the 2016 World…
At some point in the production of every live-action adaptation of an illustrated franchise, creative teams have to go about the important business of choosing just how closely to hew to the aesthetic style of the source material. Staring into the lead character’s disturbingly large eyes, it’s safe to say Alita:…
By now, millions of readers across the world are familiar with the tone and voice J.K. Rowling used to approach the main Harry Potter novels, which makes the experience of reading Botnik’s take on the series that much more unnerving. It sounds like Rowling’s writing voice, but it reads like the ravings of a mad person.
The Vindicators—featured in an episode of Rick and Morty this season—are kind of like if all the Guardians of the Galaxy were emotionally-stunted, alcoholic sex fiends who became a superhero team because they had nothing better to do with their time. While there’s a very good chance they’ll be coming back to the show…
The Gifted’s ability to shy away from the melodrama and bombast of other live-action comic book adaptations in favor of a more grounded, realistic dystopia is a big part of what’s made it so strong, if a bit narratively staid. In its mid-season finale, though, The Gifted finally decided to up the ante with a major…
Netflix’s Marvel shows have a well-documented history not, well, not doing a very good job of trying to connect to the larger MCU. In the first trailer for Jessica Jones’ second season though, everyone’s favorite alcoholic detective calls out Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben in the best possible way.
Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight is a slow burn of a comic that favors scene setting and world building over huge narrative payoffs from issue to issue. While this week’s issue doesn’t push the series’ plot forward terribly far, it does reveal an interesting tidbit about Gotham’s finances, and a brand-new Joker.
X-Men: Apocalypse is not a very good movie, but it is an extremely comic book-y movie, which is to say that it feels very much like a one-to-one translation of your typical X-Men comic. Rather than focusing on making audiences really care about the characters, Apocalypse prioritizes action and visual spectacle.
Listen, folks. We all loved Ron Perlman’s performance in Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy movies, but it’s high time we accepted that there’s a new Hellboy in town and his name is David Harbour. You might have heard about him. Nice guy; he’s got quite the dad bod. Or at least he did until he had to start Hellboy training.
Even when their titles seemingly have no direction, the X-Men can (and often do) fall back on good, old-fashioned resurrection stories to revive one of their beloved characters. Logan’s back, Jean’s coming back, and now, it’s Professor Xavier’s turn.
During San Diego Comic-Con, the CW’s upcoming animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray gave us our very first look at the Arrowverse’s Earth-X. The series was supposed to have premiered this fall, but then something kind of big got in the way: the CW’s Crisis On Earth-X crossover.
With as many big-budget action movies as Marvel puts out, it can be easy to forget that the studio has an impressive portfolio of animated projects in the mix. Marvel’s aiming to change that with Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, a feature-length animated movie starring a new generation of heroes.
We got our first details earlier today on Fox’s upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix film. We know Xavier’s students will make it into space and inadvertently unleash the Phoenix sleeping within Jean, but newly released photos reveal just how dark and devastating the film will be for the X-Men.
Even though the news cycle has moved on and shifted the focus away from Puerto Rico, the island is still struggling to recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria that ravaged the island, killed hundreds, and left over a million people without power. Though many have forgotten Puerto Rico, Lion Forge hasn’t.
For reasons that I can’t even begin to understand, Danny DeVito has not been cast as Detective Pikachu’s titular gumshoe. That honor belongs instead to one Ryan Reynolds.
Genocidal aliens, killer robots, and megalomaniacal gods have all tried to take over and destroy the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Earth, but none of them has been anywhere near as terrifying as the villain recently revealed in Hulu’s Runaways: President Donald Trump.
Guillermo del Toro has a habit of signing on for awesome-sounding projects that he either drops out of or never gets made at all. Either way, not a day goes by that we shouldn’t all be mourning the fact that we’re probably never going to get a del Toro-directed Justice League Dark movie.
For all the fuss that was made about Marvel’s Iceman series featuring the newly out Icemen (two Bobby Drakes), the book’s been a rather dull rehash of the kind of narrative beats you’d expect from so-so queer YA fiction. This week, though, the series finally did something dynamic with its characters that it should…