Tag Archives: Marvel

Could Conan the Barbarian join the MCU?

Marvel reacquired the Conan comic book license earlier this year, and since then, the Conan comics have been a fairly successful sales story, by modern standards, anyway. Marvel must be happy with the performance of the Conan property, because earlier in September, the publisher acquired the comic book rights to two other Robert E. Howard characters: Dark Agnes and Solomon

Read more

“Graveyard Shift” creator Jon Malin defends fellow comic artist Rob Liefeld from detractors

Rob Liefeld is responsible for creating some of Marvel’s most enduring comic book characters from the 1990s. Deadpool, Cable, the X-Force- all of these were born of Liefeld’s brain, after which he went on to become one of the founding fathers of Image Comics. However, that hasn’t stopped Liefeld’s detractors from criticizing his work (including the often-parroted “Rob Liefeld can’t

Read more

Crystal Dynamics’ “Avengers” characters get a face-lift

Following their reveal at the Square Enix press conference at E3 2019, the character designs from Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game received quite a bit of ribbing and well-intentioned ridicule. The latest footage of Marvel’s The Avengers from Gamescom, however, seems to indicate that the artists at Crystal Dynamics have taken the feedback to heart. Take a look at the

Read more

Comic Store Owner Perch reacts to Marvel’s “Absolute Carnage” and “Future Foundation” Events

One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below are Perch’s thoughts on how Marvel’s editorial practices are evident in two of the company’s current events: Absolute Carnage and

Read more

CNN embarrasses itself with big “The Walking Dead” boner

If you still need yet another example of how awful “news” organizations are at doing their jobs, look no further than today’s comic book coverage on CNN, who apparently believes that Marvel must publish every comic out there without a bat in the logo. As we (accurately) reported yesterday, Image Comics has ended the long-running series The Walking Dead this

Read more

Marvel Comics’ “Epic Battles of the Civil War” Memorial Day Special

“Early July, 1861. The war has started, and the first major battle is about to take place. The Confederate Army, under General Beauregard, is camped on the west bank of Bull Run, a stream in Virginia that flows into the Potomac River. The plan is to prevent the Union Army from getting to the railroad center of Manassas Junction… and

Read more

Marvel cancels “Squirrel Girl”, the first Marvel comic series starring hero with Down syndrome (humor)

Sigh. Here we go again… Just when it looked like Marvel actually cared about inclusion, off they go and cancel their only series starring a superhero with Down syndrome, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, which will end with issue #50. Marvel’s excuse? They didn’t really give one. Some are trying to tie the book’s cancellation to abysmally low sales, but shouldn’t

Read more
« Older Entries