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The New Nerddom
Wizard World Austin Comic Con tackles diversity
"...discussion inevitably turned to the recent tectonic shakeups at Marvel Comics: Thor is a woman, Captain America is black...."

Oct. 5, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Staring Into the Abyss With Mike Mignola
Before MondoCon, the comics legend talks Hellboy and shadows
"...AC: Marvel and DC have world-ending events where the world doesn't..."

Sept. 15, 2014 Design Post by Richard Whittaker

Monster Magnet Comic Con: Dave Wyndorf
A G-rated ‘Last Patrol’ from the Silver Age
"...Kirby in the song “Melt,” you’re an old school Marvel guy...."

Nov. 26, 2013 Music Post by Michael Toland

Donny Cates Is No 'Buzzkill'
Local writer collaborates with Toadies drummer for new comic
"...real degree in comics") he got an internship for Marvel Comics, working in the New York editorial office for..."

Sept. 18, 2013 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

LoneStarCon 3: The Hugos
Who took home the prizes for best sf/fantasy of the year?
"...Silver, who accepted the best dramatic presentation Hugo for Marvel's The Avengers in Joss Whedon's stead: "Shiny."..."

Sept. 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Home Movie
Joss Whedon follows 'Avengers' with a Shakespearean labor of love filmed at his house
"...Good Hollywood stamp of approval that came with helming Marvel's The Avengers, Whedon's track record is that of a..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two: Tales of the Pioneers
Hanging with Roller Derby queens and pulp fiction masters
"...including Street & Smith, New Friday, Timely Publications (later Marvel comics), MLJ (home of Archie and friends), and Quality...."

Nov. 27, 2009 Column by Louis Black

Page Two: Kid Eternity
A tale of teenage luck in New Jersey
"...the beginning of the time of Stan Lee and Marvel Comics, when real-world angst and drama began to be..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Column by Louis Black

(Video) Game Night
Multiplayer video games that bridge the gap between the hardcore and the noobs
"...our controllers and took control of comic-book heroes in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (Activision, $60). This more immersive experience..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Captain America, 1941-2007
RIP Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America. 1941-2007
"...America is dead. In the latest issue of the Marvel comic, the hero in the red, white and blue..."

March 8, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two
Gratitude and goodbye to Will Eisner, whose comic 'The Spirit' is the epitome of great American art
"...Otto Binder tackled new frontiers of storytelling with Captain Marvel, while at Quality, Eisner's Spirit and Cole's Plastic Man..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Column by Louis Black

The Free Comics
"...they will be. But Dark Horse, DC, Image, and Marvel are all producing special editions of selected titles just..."

May 3, 2002 Books Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Platters
"...MARVEL ANN..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Music Review

Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough let love slip and slide
"...there is ... however you describe how Mickey (Stan, Marvel's Winter Soldier) and Chloe (Gough, Colette, The Other Lamb)..."

April 16, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Revisionist Superman riff brings new meaning to street-level superheroics
"...Mortal attempted to wrest the myth of Thor from Marvel's pantheon, and return it to its Scandinavian roots. Now..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Norwegian attempt to reclaim old myths from Marvel is Brightburn 2.0
"...but stay for this muddled and moody M. Night Shyamalan-cum-Marvel Cinematic Universe rip-off! (Or not. I hear the fjords..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula
The Korean zombie franchise becomes a fun heist flick
"...sentimental plot, and a barnstormingly bullish performance by future Marvel Eternal and the gangster from top notch crime flick..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Trolls World Tour
Too many notes make for a flat CG-animated sequel
", nod as you recognize a song or two, marvel at the licensing nightmare this must have involved, and..."

April 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Pixar’s latest fantasy can’t conjure up that magic we expect
"...their own high bar to vault over, either via Marvel-ous tales involving supranormal powers (The Incredibles or through raw,..."

March 6, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Downey has and is fun as the doctor who can talk with the animals
"...pivotal he was to the very existence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that he made you believe in the..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Spies in Disguise
This kid-friendly animated spy romp is for the birds
"...and Dad have seen virtually any iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “bad guy versus good guy because one..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Charlie's Angels
Gen Z get their wings in Elizabeth Banks' Angels continuation
"...Ripley in the Seventies, to today’s examples, like Captain Marvel. And in between these bookends – let’s say in..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Beth Sullivan

AmericanaFest Is SXSW for Root Genres
T is for... Tennessee, Tanya Tucker, and 10 top-notch breakouts
"...Kendell Marvel Having written hits and superstar cuts like George Strait’s..."

Sept. 17, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Austin Film News: Linklater, Rodriguez, and a Case of Millennium Bugs
Production updates, new releases, and job opportunities
"...Chopra (who has some superhero experience having voiced Ms. Marvel for Marvel Avengers Academy), Pedro Pascal (about to become..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil
A taste of Eighties-style buddy-cop action-comedy hits all the right faces
"...and an imposing presence – pure Wilson Fisk, aka Marvel's merciless Kingpin. When someone tries to murder him with..."

June 21, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

What if Superman, but bad?
"...satirical reinventions of the Big Blue Boy Scout, like Marvel's smug bully Hyperion. Of course James Gunn – brother..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Who will win this epic new battle royal as Godzilla faces King Ghidorah?
"...even a late-Seventies stint as a member of the Marvel Comics Universe have ensured the big galoot a permanent..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Welcome back, Mister Wick!
" otherwise musclebound genre currently in thrall to the Marvel-ous...."

May 17, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Panel Recap: The Female Gaze
Women get shit done on set
"...Maine, spotlighting Wonder Woman and Marvel’s latest (and first woman-led feature film) Captain Marvel, insisted:..."

March 12, 2019 Screens Post by Sarah Marloff

M. Night Shyamalan's meta-comic trilogy crashes into Earth with a dull splat
"...marriage sans Batsuit. Unbreakable preceded by eight years the Marvel Cinematic Universe we now find ourselves in, and predated..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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