Midtown and Marvel cancel Riri Williams Invincible Iron Man variant


In a shocking display of good taste, and stunning acknowledgement that it isn’t the 90s anymore and girls read comics now, Midtown Comics and Marvel jointly decided to pull the J. Scott Campbell cover that presented an overly sexualized version of 15 year old Riri Williams.

Marvel’s ResurrXion for Iceman, Weapon X, Jean Grey and Generation X


  Marvel’s been rolling out teasers for yet another eventish kind of thing due in 2017 and this time it’s the merry mutants who are coming back. The X-Men have widely been considered as being under a ban of some kind (along with the Fantastic Four) since Fox has the movie rights, but…well who knows what’s […]

Riri’s no-no: Marvel gets schooled on teen fashion and sexualization

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There was a kerfuffle yesterday! Over this J. Scott Campbell variant cover to Invincible Iron Man #1. The books stars new character Riri Williams, a brilliant 15-year-old mechanical whiz, as the new person in the armor. Now, Campbell is known for drawing sexy women, and while the above cover is pretty mild compared to past […]

New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer just revealed and I got so excited I cried


    Damn. I did not know I missed these guys so much. This teaser footage passed the “Single tear rolling down my cheek” threshhold set by the Phantom Menace trailer back in the day. Yes I cried! Other may find themselves peeing their pants in excitement. Or just needing to change their underwear in general when […]

Slapstick gets his own digital first comic from van Lente and Brown


  Yesterday I mentioned Marvel’s push for a new geeneration of male characters like Solo, Thrasher and Mosaic. Slapstick, a Deadpooliverse character whose power is be a clown (timely) wqas a little too weird for print, but is getting his own digital-first comic from Marvel’s Infinite Comics line. BTW Slapstick was created in 1992 by Len Kaminski and […]

Review: DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1 is Irreverent and Fresh, Just the Way we Like Him


*Some Spoilers* Here’s the good news about Deadpool Annual #1: it contains genuine, gut-bustlingly funny moments. Mostly. I’ll get to that in a second. There are so many moments of pure, gory mirth packed into this issue that I had to take several breaks to recover from my laughing fits. That’s always been the strength […]

31 Days of Halloween: Marvel sets free two Monsters Unleashed tie-ins


Monsters Unleashed is Marvel’s first big event of 2017, with the Avengers, the Champions, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, the Inhumans and the rest going up against hordes of giant monsters. You’ll need little more than that to sell you on the idea, but it’s written by Cullen Bunn with art by Steve McNiven, Leinil Yu, Adam Kubert, Greg Land and Salvador Larocca.

Preview Review: The DOCTOR STRANGE movie turns the VFX dial up to eleven


Heidi MacDonald: A 15 minute preview of The Doctor Strange movie, which opens November 4th, was shown around the globe tonight. I caught it down the street at my local. I can’t do those second by second breakdowns so I’ll just give my impressions. The footage was sort of like an expanded trailer, but with lots more […]