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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Kurt Russell joins GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

Kurt Russell joins GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

Ever since the release of Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, fans have argued over which actor might appear as Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s father in the sequel. A common suggestion was Hollywood heavyweight Kurt Russell. It appears that fans’ prayers may have been answered as Russell has officially joined the cast for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which started filming this week. As of yet, neither director James Gunn nor anyone else has confirmed what role Russell is set to play, however…

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CINEMATIC MULTIVERSE: The Fantastic Four

CINEMATIC MULTIVERSE: The Fantastic Four

CINEMATIC MULTIVERSE is a regular column where we run down the history and present production statuses of various comic book properties on Hollywood’s radar. Today, we start with the Fantastic Four (FF) who made their first appearance in Marvel Comics in November of 1961. They were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby after Lee noticed that Marvel lacked a super-hero team like DC’s Justice League. The team consisted of their leader, Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) who…

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Video Preview: Hulk And the Agents Of S.M.A.S.H.

Video Preview: Hulk And the Agents Of S.M.A.S.H.

Marvel has released a preview for an upcoming episode of Hulk And the Agents Of S.M.A.S.H.. Play the clip below to watch Hulk team up with the Fantastic Four’s Thing! _________ Asaph Bitner is a staff writer for Capeless Crusader. His other activities include studying for a college degree and dreaming of visiting the Song Of Ice And Fire universe as a future-tech wielding jedi secret agent. You can follow him on twitter at @AsaphBitner….

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