Tag Archives: Marvel

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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Sam Wilson as Captain America

Why diversity among A-listers matters: the new Thor and Captain America

Much has been written about this by everyone else over the past week, but I guess I’m obligated to chime in as well. Marvel’s announced plans to replace Captain America and Thor. For Thor, a woman will be assuming the role of the Mighty One after Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) rejects him as being “unworthy” of the role. For Captain America, Steve Rogers is forced to retire after his Super Soldier Serum’s somehow removed, causing him to age into an elderly man. Cap’s replacement: the Falcon (aka…

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War Machine

Minorities in cartoons: War Machine

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is James “Rhodey” Rhodes, an Iron Man supporting character who’s best known as the superhero “War Machine.” Rhodey first appeared in “Iron Man” #118 (January 1979), and was created by David Michelinie and Bob Layton. His debut as War Machine came in “Iron Man” #284 (September 1992). Rhodey’s backstory states he served in the military as a Marine on tours of duty in southeast Asia. While he was originally involved in the Vietnam War, comic book time’s retconned the war involved in…

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Minorities in cartoons: Reptil

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Reptil, a Marvel superhero character with the power to turn into various types of dinosaurs. Created for the 2009 animated series “The Superhero Squad Show,” Reptil also has appeared in Marvel’s comics, which gave him a more expanded backstory. Reptil’s first comics appearance was “Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil” #1 in May 2009; he was created by Christos N. Gage and Steve Uy. Reptil‘s real name is Humberto Lopez. Per his comics backstory, Humberto loved superheroes as a…

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Minorities in cartoons: Misty Knight

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Misty Knight, a detective and crime fighter who appears in various Marvel Comics. “Misty” (her real first name’s “Mercedes”) was first mentioned in “Marvel Premiere” #20 (January 1975), and first appeared in the following issue. She was created by Tony Isabella and Arvell Jones. Misty’s backstory states she was an officer with the New York Police Department. One day, she was severely injured while preventing a bomb explosion, forcing an arm to become amputated. Refusing to take a…

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Cartoons for Captain America to put on his “to do” list

The new movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has a scene that shows Steve Rogers, having been frozen in ice since the end of World War II, has a notebook full of pop cultural items he thought might be worth checking out. Said items range from obvious ones (“I Love Lucy,” the moon landing) to some odd ones (the original “Rocky”?). Since others online have gotten into making lists of what they’d suggest for Cap, I thought I’d do so as well. Here’s my suggestions…

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“Man of Steel 2″ to directly face off against “Captain America 3″…for now

News has come that May 6, 2016 will see “Man of Steel 2″ (or whatever it’s eventually called) will be facing off that very same weekend against… Marvel’s third “Captain America” film. Details on The Mary Sue. (Update 4/7/14: Now officially confirmed in this Marvel press release.) I highly doubt that this release status will stay intact… if anything, Warner Bros. has already dragged their feet on releasing any superhero films (with “Man of Steel 2″ their next one), versus the sizable number of Marvel…

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