Tag Archives: Marvel

Squirrel Girl #2

Anthony’s Marvel picks for February 2015

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for February 2015. A full list of solicitations may be found here. Comics Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #5, $4 SHIELD #3, $4 All-New Captain America #4, $4 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2, $4 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #10, $4 Trade paperbacks All-New Ultimates, vol. 2: No Gods, No Masters, $18 Comments “Ms. Marvel” is Valentine’s Day themed this month… with the special guest villain Loki. I wonder if it’s to cash in on the popularity of Loki’s live-action…

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Black Panther

Minorities in cartoons: Black Panther

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Black Panther (real name: T’Challa), a Marvel superhero.  Black Panther (no relation to the African-American political movement of the 60s) first appeared in “Fantastic Four” #52 (July 1966), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Black Panther has the distinction of being the first Black superhero in mainstream American comics. Earlier non-stereotypical Black comic characters were usually either non-superhero adventurers (like Lobo or Lothar) or one-shot characters (“Negro Romance“). T’Challa’s backstory is that he’s (usually) the…

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Captain Marvel film logo

Marvel announces its “Phase 3″ film slate: Black Panther! Captain Marvel! Inhumans!

Marvel today announced the “Phase 3″ film releases for its upcoming films (the “Marvel Cinematic Universe”). The film schedule has some welcome surprises: May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 July 28, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok November 3, 2017: Black Panther July 6, 2018: Captain Marvel November 2, 2018: Inhumans May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War, Part I May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War, Part II The biggest news out of the above,…

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Squirrel Girl

Anthony’s Marvel picks for January 2015

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for January 2015. Full solicitations are available here. Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, $4 SHIELD #2, $4 All-New Captain America #3, $4 Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #4, $4 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #9, $4 Storm #7, $4 Rocket Raccoon #7, $4 Trade paperbacks Rocket Raccoon, vol. 1: A Chasing Tale Premiere (HC), $25 Storm, vol. 1: Make It Rain, $16 Comments Squirrel Girl gains her own monthly title this month. No idea what it’ll involve, but…

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Roberto Reyes

Minorities in cartoons: Ghost Rider (Roberto Reyes)

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Roberto “Robbie” Reyes, the newest person to assume the role of Ghost Rider. Roberto first appeared in “All-New Ghost Rider” #1 (May 2014), and was created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore. Roberto’s backstory states he lives in a crime-ridden East Los Angeles neighborhood, where his interests include caring for his brother and street racing. Seeking a way to get himself and his brother out of poverty/their surroundings, Roberto enters a  street race with a $50,000 prize, borrowing a…

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All-New Captain America #2

Anthony’s Marvel picks for December 2014

Here’s what’s of interest coming out from Marvel for December. Full solicitations are available here. Comics All-New Captain America #2, $4 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #8, $4 Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #3, $4 SHIELD #1, $5 Trade paperbacks Hawkeye, vol. 4: Rio Bravo, $18 Comments Regular Spider-Man’s caught up in some sort of massive crossover (“Spider-Verse”) that somehow involves Miles, as well. It sounds like it reads better as a trade paperback (and vastly cheaper), thus just Miles’ regular title above listed. Marvel’s…

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All-New Captain America #1

Anthony’s Marvel picks for November 2014

Here’s what’s of interest coming out from Marvel for November. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #1, $4 Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #2, $4 All-New Captain America #1, $4 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #7, $4 All-New Ultimates #10, $4 Trade paperbacks Amazing Spider-Man #1.1: Learning to Crawl, $18 Comments After a long absence from the blog, I thought I’d give listing Marvel stuff a go again. I’ve been trying to catch up via trade paperbacks on my…

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Yet more sexism in comics: Yale Stewart and Spider-Woman

Once again, sexism reared its ugly head in the comics medium during the past week… Last week, it was fully revealed (after being an “open secret” for awhile) that artist Yale Stewart had sent unsolicited lewd pictures of himself to various women. Stewart is the cartoonist of the popular webcomic “JL8,” about child versions of DC Comics’ Justice League members. Stewart’s placed his comic on an indefinite (and likely permanent) hiatus, while also issuing an apology. Meanwhile, Stewart’s also facing accusations from another artist (Ulises Farinas) that his fundraising artwork for…

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Charles Xavier

Minorities in cartoons: Charles Xavier

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Professor Charles Xavier (also known as “Professor X“), the founder and leader of the famed mutant superhero team the X-Men. Professor Xavier’s first appearance was in the very first X-Men comic, “The X-Men” #1 in September 1963. Xavier (and the X-Men) was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. I’ll admit the following is a greatly shortened and glossed-over summary of Charles’ rather long and convoluted backstory. If you want the whole thing in detail, try Wikipedia, Marvel.com or the Marvel…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Cap’s mighty shield forces the World’s Finest to yield: “Batman V Superman” to open March 25, 2016

As the old Captain America cartoon theme song goes, “when Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield…” In this case, it was announced today that Warner Bros. has chosen to “yield” and move the opening of  the “Man of Steel” “sequel,” “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” to March 25, 2016. It was originally going to open on May 6 of that year, pitting it directly on the same weekend as “Captain America 3.” A lot of people…

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