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Squirrel Girl #3

Anthony’s Marvel picks for March 2015

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, $4 All-New Captain America #5, $4 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3, $4 Storm #9, $4 Trade paperbacks Captain Marvel, vol. 2: Stay Fly, $20 Comments For those wondering, no “Storm”…

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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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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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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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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 a previous minorities in cartoons entry. The series has been released to DVD. X-Men The 1990s X-Men series that aired on Fox was a lot of people’s first non-comics exposure…

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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 His Amazing Friends Spidey had gone through a few previous TV shows (both live-action and animated) in the late 70s and early 80s, but this one’s probably the most fondly…

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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 both decades). I’ll post the much longer list of runners-up in the future… but for now, here’s my top 10, in chronological order. The Fleischer Superman shorts The 40s theatrical…

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Could DC and Marvel use some content diversity? (The answer’s “yes.”)

Last week on Twitter, there was a discussion on how reliant DC and Marvel, the “Big Two” of American comics, are on their various properties. Based on the discussion, I thought I’d look over DC and Marvel’s various franchises myself, to see if “Wolverine Publicity” (as TV Tropes might put it) really holds true. DC Going by DC’s November 2013 solicitations, my goal was to find “New 52″ ongoing books that aren’t related to Superman, Batman, the Justice League, or Green Lantern. And here’s the…

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Anthony’s Marvel picks for July 2013

Here’s what’s of interest coming out from Marvel for July 2013. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #25, $4 Trade paperbacks None. Comments I admit my reading of Marvel’s slacked off lately; thus the lack of “picks.” This includes keeping up with Miles Morales’ book. I’ve been attempting to wait for the trade paperback versions of “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” in an attempt to save money (by borrowing them from the public library). There’s also that Barnes and Noble doesn’t carry much of…

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Anthony’s Marvel picks for June 2013

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for June 2013. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #24, on sale June 19, $4 Trade paperbacks None. Comments This month’s Ultimate Spidey brings the Ultimate versions of…Power Pack. In the regular Marvel Universe, they’re a group of kid siblings who fight crime with superpowers. Can only imagine what their “Ultimate” versions will be like (cynical teenagers?).

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