26th annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees for comics announced

Lumberjanes #2

This year’s GLAAD Media Awards have been announced, which includes comics from mainstream publishers that are deemed to best depict LGBT people. The nominees for comics this year include: Hawkeye (Marvel) Lumberjanes (Boom! Studios) Memetic (Boom! Studios) Rat Queens (Image) Saga (Image) That’s two nominees from Image, two from Boom!, and one from Marvel. DC … Read more

Marvel’s rebooting their universe (sort of?) in “Secret Wars”

Marvel logo

After much speculation on what Marvel planned to do with its newest mega-crossover, “Secret Wars” (a modernized version of the classic 80s miniseries), today brought news of what Marvel has planned: a reboot of sorts for the Marvel Universe.  I say “of sorts” since while there’s time- and dimensional-travel and merging going on, it doesn’t … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for April 2015

Princess Leia #3

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for April 2015. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #12, $4 Princess Leia #3 (of 5), $4 Howard the Duck #2, $4 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4, $4 SHIELD #5, $4 All-New Hawkeye #2, $4 Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #7, … Read more

Diamond releases 2014 sales figures; Marvel, Image dominate

Rocket Raccoon #1

Comic shop distributor Diamond has released its annual sales figures for 2014 comic shop sales. For comic books, sales figures are as follows: Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) Walking Dead #132 (Image) Rocket Raccoon #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine #4 (Marvel) Thor #1 (Marvel) Original Sin #1 (Marvel) Death of Wolverine … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for March 2015

Squirrel Girl #3

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for March 2015. A full list of solicitations are available here. Comics Princess Leia #1 (of 5), $4 Princess Leia #2 (of 5), $4 All-New Hawkeye #1, $4 Howard the Duck #1, $4 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #11, $4 SHIELD #4, $4 Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #6, … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for February 2015

Squirrel Girl #2

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 … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Black Panther

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 … Read more

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

Captain Marvel film logo

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, … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for January 2015

Squirrel Girl

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. … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Ghost Rider (Roberto Reyes)

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 … Read more