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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

Fantastic Four
All four aren't fantastic, but at least two are pretty good in this latest Hollywood take on a classic from Marvel Comics.
"...all at 83-years-young, Lee has seen a flurry of Marvel Comics-owned properties (perhaps most importantly his beloved Peter Parker,..."

July 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Overnight Sensation
Sword of Dracula' creator Jason Henderson is taking over the (fantasy) world
"...youth lost in the myriad universes of Stan Lee's Marvel Comics. For Henderson, though, it wasn't the slam-bang action..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Spider-Man 2
Even superheroes have to do their own laundry in Sam Raimi's truly spectacular vision that combines human pathos and breathtaking action.
"...most wondrous of all, satisfyingly realistic – new ways. Marvel’s comic, especially in its original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko form,..."

July 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Punisher
Strictly from the so-bad-it's-good school of entertainment.
" pine for the original version of the black-clad Marvel Comics’ badass, played to awful imperfection in 1989 by..."

April 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Son of the Graphics Giveaway
Just as the success of the first X-Men film has spawned a sequel, so has Free Comic Book Day, and on May 3, 2003, this promotional event for graphic literature -- or funny books, if you will -- will give away more millions of comics about everything from guys in tights trying to save the world to schlubs in offices trying to hold onto their jobs.
"...giveaway in 2003 -- especially with two more big-budget Marvel superhero movies to ride the coattails, er, cape of:..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hey Kids! Free Comics!
The folks who make and sell comic books are hoping that a promotional giveaway of 2 million comics after the release of the Spider-Man movie will rescue their ailing industry.
"...the most popular books today -- invariably, those featuring Marvel's X-Men characters -- barely sell 100,000 copies -- what..."

May 3, 2002 Books Feature by Robert Faires

Roxane Gay, Tim O’Brien Join Texas Book Festival Lineup
Full author roster revealed for November fest
"...(Tilly in Technicolor) Gavin Edwards (MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios) Asher Elbein (Dinosaurs and Other Ancient Animals of..."

Sept. 13, 2023 Arts Post by Kimberley Jones

Comic Creator Spotlight on John Gholson: "For Three Years I'm Working on Comics That Literally Nobody Can Read"
For Free Comic Book Day we chat with Austin's sequential standouts
"...getting painted into a corner. They started assigning me Marvel stuff – the first I covered was Captain America:..."

May 5, 2023 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Five Film Books From Austin
From Pinocchio to psychotic women, your gift guide for reading material
"...Who better to take you inside the borders of Marvel's magnificent Afrofurist utopia than NYC-to-Austin transplant Evan Narcisse? The..."

Dec. 2, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

12 New TV Shows to Watch in January
Plus another dozen returning shows to reacquaint yourself with
"...The Marvel Cinematic Universe is just as housebound as you and..."

Dec. 29, 2020 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

C. Robert Cargill’s Journey From Writing About Film to Making Blockbusters
Something sinister, something strange from Dr. Strange scribe
"...found footage inversion Sinister, and then added mysticism to Marvel with Doctor Strange. Before that, under noms de plume,..."

June 15, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lee Majors Can't Stop
The Six Million Dollar Man visits Wizard World
"...5.30pm: A crash course in Marvel history, as writers Danny Fingeroth and Paul Benjamin pull..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

I Like to Watch
Counter-programming for the Big Game
"...• Marvel's Agent Carter, already pretty much perfect in its first..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Screens Column by Jacob Clifton

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

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