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Comics Worth Spending Money on
Three Chronicle writers recommend 14 current comics, from standard superhero fare to funny-animal satire to slice-of-life drama.
"...Marvel Comics, $2.25..."

May 3, 2002 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mondo Presents Marvelous Munchkins
Exclusive: Mike Mitchell assembles the most adorable Avengers ever
"...the opening of his latest show, Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo, with the local gallery's go-to profile portrait..."

April 23, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Third Coast Invasion! Austin At San Diego Comic-Con
Mondo, 'Darksiders,' and 'Ultimate Spider-Man' at SDCC
"...up early on Thursday for Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way. That's the start of a busy weekend for..."

July 10, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Tangled Web of David Marquez
Local artist takes over 'Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man'
"...Then a one-off penciling job on issue 24 of Marvel's Secret Warriors lead to a remarkable challenge: Fantastic Four..."

April 4, 2012 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Home Fires
Revisiting the smoking ban and the return of Otto Binder
"...he became part of the creative team behind Captain Marvel and family. He loved working at Fawcett, which proved..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Black Panther Comic Writer Evan Narcisse on Heroes and Afro-Futurism
From Austin to Wakanda
"...Marvel's Black Panther follows the story of T'Challa, the king..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Screens Feature by Moisés Chiullán

Making Mjolnir Out of a WiiMote
Local game developers Red Fly talk 'Thor'
"...Sega with tying the movie in with the classic Marvel Comics tale of Asgardian deities...."

May 11, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Iron Man 2
Despite a high tech sheen and an excellent but overstuffed cast, this sequel feels more like a setup for the upcoming Avengers movie than its own picture.
"...through this outing, marking Tony Stark as one of Marvel Comics' all-time great flawed heroes. Also on hand for..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Free Comic Book Day
Nine years in, the annual event is winning big crowds and new comics readers
", natch – lists 33 official titles for 2010. Marvel again piggybacks on a movie release (Iron Man 2..."

April 30, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Revenge of the Return of the Son of the Graphics Giveaway Begins!
If Scrooge McDuck, Bruce Wayne, and Veronica Lodge are giving away millions, it can only be Free Comic Book Day, Part IV
"...Batman book based on the latest animated series, while Marvel is giving away a Fantastic Four/Spider-Man book for younger..."

May 6, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best of Print 1995
Words: Printed, Spoken, and Painted
"...and it is still, in fact, a dog turd.) Marvel Comics, the only publicly traded comics publisher, reels under..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Books Feature

Top 10 Most Read Reviews of 2019
Superheroes, the supernatural, and some Texas faves
"...Read our review one-and-a-half star review here. 10: Captain Marvel..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Otto Binder Had a Vision
The great science-fiction and comic book writer already had a name for Trump back in the 1950s – Bizarro
"...reigned as one of the main writers on Captain Marvel. He was responsible for 986 scripts for Captain Marvel..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Page Two: Oh, Death
Remembering the late Steve Levitan, and a long-ago afternoon with him boxing Wendell Crowley's comics collection
"...that featured the comic book company's biggest stars: Captain Marvel, Spy Smasher, and Bulletman...."

March 25, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Free Comic Book Day: Picking Through The Shelves
The annual graphic giveaway is this weekend, so what should you pick up?
"...head for the latest freebies from DC Comics and Marvel. This year the House of Ideas leads its charge..."

May 3, 2013 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Dressing Down the Superhero
How the irreverent comic Kick-Ass made the leap from page to picture show
"...a poke at mainstream superheroes, it's actually published by Marvel Comics where .... Hold up; we need a secret..."

April 16, 2010 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Essential Man-Thing: Vol. 1 and Showcase Presents: The Unknown Soldier
No nostalgia: discovery and rediscovery
"...Marvel Comics, 544 pp., $16.99Showcase Presents: The Unknown Soldier..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Books Review by Rick Klaw

Re: Gift
When a PS3 just isn't in the cards
"...Marvel Ultimate Alliance..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Screens Feature by Tim Warden

New to DVD
This DVD compiles all of the cartoons featuring the Man Without Fear, in conjunction with last week's release of the live-action Ben Affleck Daredevil feature.
"...fittingly bold move for Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. Marvel's follow-up to Spider-Man's wildly successful Hollywood debut is a..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Screens Feature by Michael Chamy

Thor: Love and Thunder
The Slayer of Thanos becomes a lovesick clown in this mirthless sequel
" the trailer for the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's saga of Thor that should tip you..."

July 8, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Escapism and Connection: The Illustrated Life of Billy Perkins
Hustling Austin posters for 30 years, Perkins perseveres
"...really interesting, beautiful, funny people whose work I just marvel at."..."

June 17, 2022 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Spider-Man: No Way Home
The multiversal smackdown you’ve been waiting for!
"...Home, the final part of this current trilogy of Sony/Marvel collaborations featuring Tom Holland as everyone's favorite friendly neighborhood..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Jiang Ziya
Epic Chinese animation mimics Marvel, but not for the best
" epic. Chinese animation studio Beijing Enlight went full Marvel and planned out their own franchise loosely based on..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Now Speaking at SXSW: Ozzy Osbourne, Trent Reznor, Janelle Monae
Plus: St. Vincent, Carrie Brownstein, Judd Apatow, Desus & Mero
"...• Marvel Comics: The Oral History of the X-Men (Connection &..."

Feb. 11, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dark Phoenix
The X-Men finally leave the silver screen with a story they already told
"...Spider-Man to the big screen. The idea of a Marvel Cinematic Universe seemed impossible, and when it arrived it..."

June 7, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Local Pick for Free Comic Book Day
Creators of Punchline offer a super-powered narrative
"...make it a miniseries.” Which is the thing that Marvel does: They launched new Winter Soldier and Black Widow..."

May 1, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Girls Gone Geek
Weird Girls is an Austin-based website and YouTube channel dedicated to all things geeky, but from a female perspective
"...the Show and Grace Randolph recording The Watcher for Marvel Comics. But it was still essential research she did..."

May 23, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Chris Claremont: Dead Should Mean Dead
'X-Men' mastermind talks the Phoenix and the flame
"...cosmic force of death and rebirth that burns up Marvel's storylines. He and artist Dave Cockrum created the character..."

July 14, 2012 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

The Big Show
Comic-Con has gone Hollywood, but Austin's comics pros say it's still the place to be
"...finished a 12-issue stint writing Hulk for the all-ages Marvel Adventures line, is one of several local comics pros..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Me, Ange, and the Interlocking Shadows of Trees
Why do I love Naruto? Because I love my daughter.
"...mental engagement there: monthly outpourings from the House of Marvel, world-wringing adventures of heroes and villains in sequential four-color..."

June 1, 2007 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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