Accusations of Bi-Erasure aimed at Axel Alonso and Marvel’s Hercules Set Off Internet Firestorm


Yesterday, Ray Sonne at Loser City levied hefty accusations at Marvel staff.  In an interview with CBR, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso angered fans when he crushed longstanding implications that the Greek mythological-inspired character Hercules is bi-sexual. From CBR: Also, a lot of fans have been curious if the character’s sexuality — it’s been strongly suggested Hercules is bisexual, and […]

Abnett and Ross give Marvel’s Hercules “consideration” and a New Costume


Dan Abnett and Luke Ross are bringing Hercules back to the Marvel Universe with a new title named after the titular hero. The series will be available for purchase in local comic book shops in November and will feature the Olympian attempting to atone for some of his previous mistakes. Hercules, a key ’70s Marvel […]

Why OBLIVION is the most miraculous “comic book movie” of all time


You may have noticed a few trailers for OBLIVION, a new Tom Cruise SF film that seems to fuse the themes of I am Legend, Mission Impossible, War of the Worlds and Minority Report into one handy epic. (It also destroys New York, just as all futuristic movies must.) The film comes out in April and in addition to Cruise it stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell and Andrea Riseborough. The director is TRON: UPRISING’s Joseph Kosinski, and he’s also the source of this film’s tenuous but fascinating “graphic novel” connection.