Anthony’s Marvel picks for May 2015

A-Force #1

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for May 2015. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics A-Force #1, $4 All-New Hawkeye #3, $4 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5, $4 Howard the Duck #3, $4 Rocket Raccoon #11, $4 Night Nurse #1 (one-shot), $8 Storm #11, $4 Trade paperbacks Ms. Marvel, vol. 1 (HC), … Read more

Spider-Man’s coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Nick Fury

Not a hoax, not a dream, and not an imaginary story—a deal’s been reached between film rights-holder Sony and Marvel Studios to use Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe-set films. Which means Spidey can now appear alongside the Hulk, the Avengers, or even Rocket Raccoon. Spidey will first appear as a cameo in an upcoming … 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

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

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

Anthony’s Marvel picks for November 2014

All-New Captain America #1

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, … Read more

The best 1990s superhero TV show or movie openings

Today, I’ll look at my picks for favorite 1990s superhero TV show and movie openings. My vote for the best 90s openings are “Batman: The Animated Series” and “The Powerpuff Girls.” But I did have plenty of runners-up to choose from… Captain Planet and the Planeteers I’ve written about this early 90s eco-conscious series in … Read more

The best 1980s superhero TV show or movie openings

Moving on down the list, here’s my favorite superhero TV show/movie openings for the 1980s. By this point, the rise of first-run syndication meant a way around networks’ strict bans on violence, plus deregulation of children’s TV standards led to a wave of half-hour toy ad-like shows (“He-Man,” “Transformers,” “My Little Pony,” etc.). Spider-Man and … Read more

Top 10 superhero TV show or movie openings

I thought I’d compile a list of what I consider the 10 best opening title sequences for superhero TV shows and movies. I largely went decade by decade in analyzing the best openings, though the 60s or 90s seemed to be the two biggest decades for superhero TV shows (probably the influence of Batman for … Read more