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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Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade-and-change, you know that pop culture has entered the second age of the Super Hero Film. This year alone, studios have released five films featuring characters who debuted in the “funny pages”, with Deadpool, Batman V. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows serving as their respective studios’ tentpole films for the year. As of…

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Marvel Reveals Their New Quasar

Marvel Reveals Their New Quasar

About a week ago, Marvel released a teaser image promising a “long-awaited return” which was tied into their Avengers: Standoff! storyline. It was recently revealed that the returning hero would be none other than Wendell Vaughn, also know as Quasar, along with a new wielder of the cosmic-powered Quantum Bands. The new Quasar is a female S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Avril Kincaid, and she’s the creation of writer Nick Spencer and artists Daniel Acuña and Angel Unzueta. In…

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AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1

AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1

Marvel has announced the first issue of the conclusion to their AVENGERS STANDOFF series, hitting stores on April 27th. FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: The Explosive Finale! Your First Look at AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1! New York, NY—March 30th, 2016 — This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting for! Heroes from across the Marvel Universe converge on Pleasant Hill to face-off with an army of super villains! Today, Marvel is…

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Marvel Bets Big on BLACK PANTHER With New Merchandise Line

Marvel Bets Big on BLACK PANTHER With New Merchandise Line

With the release of the massive crossover film Captain America: Civil War just weeks away, Marvel Entertainment is going all-in with a huge push for Black Panther. Though much of the buzz about the upcoming film has been centered on the first appearance of a certain wall-crawling web-slinger in the MCU, one of the most exciting aspect of the film is the on-screen debut of T’Challa of Wakanda, also known as Black Panther. Marvel has…

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First Look at Spider-Man in New Civil War Trailer

First Look at Spider-Man in New Civil War Trailer

When Sony made the deal with Marvel to have Spider-Man be apart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everyone was pretty excited to hear of this news and have been eagerly awaiting to see the newest incarnation of the Web-Slinger appear in one of the Marvel movies. After countless rumors, leaks, and casting updates, the new MCU Spider-Man has finally arrived! Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, will be making his debut appearance as the character in the…

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First Look at Marvel’s All-New Wasp

First Look at Marvel’s All-New Wasp

With Free Comic Book Day only a few months away, we’re starting to see what titles will be available for the event. One of these new titles will feature the highly anticipated debut of the All-New Wasp who we now have a better look at thanks to one of the covers. The newly released Alex Ross cover for May’s All-New All-Different Avengers #9 by Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar, gives us our first official look at the All-New Wasp along…

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Marvel shows off FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offerings

Marvel shows off FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offerings

Coming to a comic book store near you on May 7th is Free Comic Book Day, a special event where both independent and well-established publishers offer free books to their readers. So far, DC and Archie Comics have unveiled their offerings for the big day, and now it’s Marvel’s turn. Their first title will be FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1, which gives an insight into the biggest event of 2016. Brian Michael Bendis and Jim…

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Marvel Teases Civil War II

Marvel Teases Civil War II

Some retailers have received a postcard from Marvel showing Iron Man fighting Captain America (Sam Wilson) along with the Roman numeral “II” and the date “Spring 2016.” Sooo…is this @Marvel announcing Civil War 2?pic.twitter.com/tYN3gNhdzH — Ryan Higgins (@RyanHigginsRyan) October 5, 2015 Marvel hasn’t made any official announcements about the card so far but more information could be revealed in the next few days especially with New York Comic Con going on this weekend. Captain America: Civil War is currently…

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The Sides for the Civil War Have Been Revealed

The Sides for the Civil War Have Been Revealed

Marvel has been pretty tight-lipped when it came to which Avengers would be siding with Captain America and which will be with Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War. Well the secret is out and we now know who’s on whose side thanks to some newly released concept art.   Be warned for there are major spoilers ahead.  So far it looks like Cap’s team will include Hawkeye, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, and Sharon Carter, aka Agent 13 while Iron Man’s…

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