FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s Secret Empire #1

FRIDAY FIRST LOOK: Marvel’s Secret Empire #1

Marvel Comics released preview pages for the debut issue of the  much ballyhooed summer event, Secret Empire, which will be released May 3rd. Positioned as the culmination of the long-simmering and controversial “HYDRA Cap” storyline running through the Captain America line, writer Nick Spencer and artist Steve McNiven take Steve Rogers from undercover double agent to public enemy number one. Will his former heroic allies recover form this shocking betrayal? Will HYDRA rule the world?…

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Marvel Among Victims of Latest Ourmine Hack

Marvel Among Victims of Latest Ourmine Hack

Marvel Entertainment was among several organizations which found themselves the target of a coordinated social media hack. An organization known as Ourmine Security Group briefly tok control of the Twitter accounts for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and the main Marvel Entertainment account. The most recent attack also targeted online streaming video giant Netflix. Ourmind has previously hacked the accounts of Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Buzzfeed,…

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DISCOURSE DISH: #IStandWithChelseaCain and Mockingbird

DISCOURSE DISH: #IStandWithChelseaCain and Mockingbird

Whoo, we had a week this week in the grand halls of Discourse, that’s all I can say.  From the lingering fallout of the Midtown Comics Invincible Iron Man variant cover to discussions of whether casting a white woman as an Asian man is better or worse than the Mystical Asian trope, it’s been wild.  But I want to focus, today, on Chelsea Cain and the associated hashtag, #IStandWithChelseaCain. Chelsea Cain co-wrote the Mockingbird solo series, which just…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep“ With Luke having announced his presence to the world at the close of last episode, this one features him no longer hiding his abilities or aims from the people of Harlem. As…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 2: “Code of the Streets”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 2: “Code of the Streets”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 2: “Code of the Streets“ Things are starting to pick up speed in this episode after the slower start that was episode one, albeit not in a huge way. Part of the issue the series faces is the reluctance of the series’ central…

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PREVIEW: Deadpool Does Shakespeare –Your First Look at DEADPOOL #21!

PREVIEW: Deadpool Does Shakespeare –Your First Look at DEADPOOL #21!

Deadpool continues a fabulously successful run this October in its 21st issue.  The new ish is a whopping 81 pages long, and includes a full length issue and a 60 page second story.  The main story focuses on Madcap, an iconic Deadpool villain.  Then, the Merc hops back in time for an adventure involving Shakespeare.  Hold onto your hats for this wild ride, and don’t say Marvel never taught you anything! Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli helm…

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PREVIEWS: “Don’t Stop Me-Ow”- First Look At Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! #11

PREVIEWS: “Don’t Stop Me-Ow”- First Look At Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! #11

Marvel and creative team Kate Leth and Brittney Williams are bringing Hellcat face-to-face, and claw-to-claw, with the villainous Black Cat in October 19th’s Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! #11, and we’ve got preview pages! The irreverent series launches into a brand new story arc this October that sees Patsy Walker come into conflict with Felicia Hardy, AKA the Black Cat, with guest star Jubilee on the sidelines. But on whose side will the Vampire X-Man enter…

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Civil War II and the Fall of Event Crossovers: An August Prophecy

Civil War II and the Fall of Event Crossovers: An August Prophecy

Very recently, Diamond finally released the numbers for August.  Aside from DC and its Rebirth soft-reboot dominating the charts, one more thing comes through clearly: Civil War II, Marvel’s lengthy ‘summer’ crossover event, has not proved a sales juggernaut like its predecessor and namesake.  The only Marvel title to break the top ten this month, Amazing Spider-Man, didn’t have anything to do with the event. Civil War II, August 2016, By the Numbers Forty-five separate titles figured…

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LEGION: New trailers go for funny, underwhelm with ableism

LEGION: New trailers go for funny, underwhelm with ableism

Legion, an FX TV series following Charles Xavier’s son, dropped two teaser trailers this past weekend.  Both trailers clock in at under 20 seconds, and both attempt to add some lightheartedness to the hype for the series. Unfortunately, that humor comes at the cost of the dignity of mentally ill people.  The first trailer, below, titled ‘WTF,’ shows a catatonic man drooling.  David Haller and another character stare at the character in apparent disbelief.  Considering…

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Marvel Releases LUKE CAGE SDCC Trailer Online

Marvel Releases LUKE CAGE SDCC Trailer Online

Get ready for a bulletproof black man strolling the streets of Harlem. Luke Cage is coming. After teasing the forthcoming release of the trailer yesterday, today Marvel dropped the official trailer for the series. The footage was originally shown only to attendees of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but with the release just over a month away, Marvel is ramping up the promotional apparatus.     Luke Cage is Marvel’s third Netflix original series, following…

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