Back Issues: WTF Logan? 5 Dumb Wolverine Moments

Back Issues: WTF Logan? 5 Dumb Wolverine Moments

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. With 20th Century Fox’s “Logan” opening in theatres today, it’s a big day for everyone’s favorite hirsute Canadian (sorry, not you, Eugene Levy). The film marks the final time Hugh Jackman will sheathe his claws (unsheathe his claws? Both?) in the role that made him a star, and…

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BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Last week saw the premiere of Legion, a new FX TV series based on the Marvel character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. The series follows David Haller, a mutant currently being treated for schizophrenia as a patient in a psychiatric hospital. Haller is one of the few…

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BACK ISSUES: Marvel’s Secret Empire

BACK ISSUES: Marvel’s Secret Empire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Last week, Marvel announced that its summer event for 2017 will be called “Secret Empire”, releasing a logo featuring Steve Rogers’ current Captain America shield and a tagline, lifted from a famous Abraham Lincoln quotation, “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand.” This initial teaser was followed by a…

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Sterling K Brown Joins the Cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Sterling K Brown Joins the Cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Marvel’s Black Panther already boasted perhaps the most impressive cast of any film Marvel Studios has released, so people could be forgiven for thinking the film’s group of actors couldn’t get any stronger. But with today’s announcement that Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K Brown is joining the cast of the film, it’s safe to say the cast has become even more compelling. Brown had an incredible year, beginning with his breakthrough and award-winning performance as…

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First International “Spider-Man: Homecoming” TV Spot Released

First International “Spider-Man: Homecoming” TV Spot Released

Columbia Pictures, Sony, and Marvel Entertainment released their first international TV spot for the hotly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film relaunches the Spider-Man film franchise for the second time, this time with Tom Holland playing the web-slinger. The movie already has a huge buzz attached to it, following Holland’s warmly received debut as Peter Parker and his heroic alter-ego in Marvel’s Captain America – Civil War. While this particular spot is made up mostly of…

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BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Before I introduce this edition’s topic, I just wanted to let you all know that Back Issues is moving to a twice-monthly format for the foreseeable future. These columns involve a lot of research, and doing it weekly has just become untenable, so I hope you’ll all continue…

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BACK ISSUES: Pymworld – Marvel’s Artificially Intelligent Family

BACK ISSUES: Pymworld – Marvel’s Artificially Intelligent Family

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Earlier this week, HBO’s latest culturally omnipresent TV hit “Westworld” wrapped up its inaugural season. For the myriad of fans out there missing its trippy and unsettling exploration of sentience, free will and exploitation of the other, not to worry, comic books have got you covered! This…

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Marvel Releases Second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer!

Marvel Releases Second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer!

Over the weekend, Marvel Studios dropped a second, more detailed, more Baby Groot-filled trailer for their upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. A sequel to their quirky surprise hit, the latest trailer focuses on each of the Guardians in turn, albeit with a definite focus on the franchise’s breakout character, Groot. The first film, focusing on a cosmic-based team of outlaws who boasted a smallish cult following among comic-book fans, was seen as…

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Netflix Announces Marvel’s Luke Cage Will Be Back For Second Season

Netflix Announces Marvel’s Luke Cage Will Be Back For Second Season

In a move that didn’t really surprise anyone, but is still welcome, Netflix announced this past weekend that Marvel’s Luke Cage will be returning for a second season on the streaming service. Always forward. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/4pnu52KFKr — Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4, 2016 The first season, starring Mike Colter as the indestructible and reluctant super-hero, was a buzzy success for Netflix despite some mixed reviews. For the most part, however, critics and audiences responded positively…

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Fox Releases Explosive “Logan” Photo Released

Fox Releases Explosive “Logan” Photo Released

Empire has released the first color image from this Spring’s Logan, the hotly anticipated X-Men film starring Hugh Jackman in his ninth and final appearance in the role that made him an international star. Since director James Mangold promised a grimmer, more down-to-earth and brutal look at Wolverine, fans have been eagerly awaiting the film. Back in October, Mangold tweeted the following image of the film’s screenplay, which boasted “if you’re on the make for…

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