Unassuming Barber Shop: Who is the Scarlet Witch?


From the time the Scarlet Witch first appeared in X-Men #4 (March 1964), her fictional adventures have been pretty complicated. Now a new, eventually billion-dollar incarnation of the character has debuted on the big screen in Avengers 2. But why did the Scarlet Witch get the nod for superstardom? What about her resonates with so […]

Review: Secret Wars #1 is an Omelet of Marvel Warfare


When the worlds end the Secret Wars begin. Well…kinda…

Disney Infinity 3.0 is Official and it’s Star Wars!


The new Disney Infinity 3.0 WILL be with the force.

Fantastic Four Director Josh Trank criticized for erratic behavior


Ouch. 30-year-old director Josh Trank gets the full studio backs away treatment , including firing him from the second standalone Star Wars movie, after Fox execs became alarmed by his erratic behavior while making the Fantastic Four Reboot: A Fox spokesman says the studio is “very happy with the movie and we can’t wait for […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron scores second biggest opening, but took some shots from the Mayweather-Pacquiao


Avengers: Age of Ultron had a huge opening weekend domestically—$187.7 million, huge but still only the second biggest opening of all time. Luckily for Joss Whedon, the record is still held by the original Avengers movie which opened with $207.4 mil in 2012. While A:AOU is doing very well, the numbers for the weekend were […]

Who Would Win the Super(hero) Bowl? The Seattle Hulks or the Cleveland Things?


Last week, Chicagoland geeks were congregating at McCormick Place, enjoying the plethora of pop culture paraphernalia. This week, Chicagoland geeks are congregating at Grant Park, to experience the NFL Draft.  It’s Chicago’s first draft in 51 years, and the NFL has a “fan experience” set up in the park, complete with a beer garden. (Side […]

Marvel and Netmarble Team Up to Launch New Mobile RPG Game


Netmarble Games (Seven Knights, Raven) today announced the launch of a new Marvel Comics licsensed mobile game for Android and iOS. Available for free on both the App Store and Google Play across 148 countries, Marvel Future Fight features 36 of Marvel’s world-famous Super Heroes and Super Villains. Among the characters playable in the game will be Spider-Man, Daredevil, and the Guardians […]

Preview: M.O.D.O.K. ASSASSIN #1 by Yost and Pinna


Modok! This little Marvel villain with the oversized noggin’ remains a cult favorite, and who are we to deny the people their Modok. IT’s all part of this Secret Wars business that’s got everyone in a tizzy. Modok can only increase the tizziness.     There’s a new killer in town, and he’s taking the Secret […]

Review: Avengers: Age Of Ultron is a heavy metal disappointment

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The anticipated Avengers sequel fails to live up to its predecessor

Jeremy Renner sings about how lame Hawkeye is on Fallon


The press parade hasn’t slowed down for the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast, but the end is nigh. Jeremy Renner, he plays that Hawk Guy character that chums around the Avengers while they save the world and stuff, was on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show last night.  Renner sang a catchy Ed Sheeran parody that expressed the true essence […]

Review: Silver Surfer #11 ƖƖ# ɹǝɟɹnS ɹǝʌlᴉS :ʍǝᴉʌǝɹ


˙ʇᴉ ɟo puoɔǝs ʎɹǝʌǝ ʎoɾuǝ ll,noʎ ʇnq pɐɯ noʎ ǝʌᴉɹp llᴉʍ ʞooq sᴉɥʇ. This book will drive you mad but you’ll enjoy every second of it.

Marvel teams with Fandango to offer free digital comics with purchase


A common comment often heard around the con floor is “Why doesn’t Marvel Studios do more to promote the COMICS with all those movies?” Some would think that seeing the Avengers on every product and website and TV show known to humankind would be a lot of promotion, but let’s take that complaint for what […]

Data shows Daredevil tops new Netflix shows


According to a report from Variety, San Diego-based Luth Research has been analyzing Netflix’s original content and concluded that Marvel’s Daredevil was the most popular of the streaming service’s original series in recent months, with 10.7% of domestic Netflix subscribers tuning in for at least one episode in the show’s first 11 days of airtime.

5 Marvel Attractions That Need To Be At Disneyland


With the new Avengers movie looming, Comics Beat comes up with new ways for Marvel and Disney to merge at the Happiest Place on Earth.

What’s Happening NYC: Forbidden Planet Rocks!


WOW!  Forbidden Planet in New York City, one of the oldest and best comics retailers in the country, has an amazing amount of events planned this week! First off, on New Comics Wednesday: Dan Slott and Chris Miskiewicz will be signing from 6 PM until…? Then, on Thursday, the 30th, things get really interesting! Words […]

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films, Pre-Age of Ultron edition


A countdown of the MCU from worst to best