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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.
"...you 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

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

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

The Woman King
Historical epic of the legendary women warriors who inspired the Dora Milaje
"...the Dora Milaje in Black Panther and several other Marvel projects. In The Woman King, Prince-Bythewood has gone to..."

Sept. 16, 2022 Movie Review by Sarah Jane

Maneater
Trace Adkins versus sharks is a soggy mess
"...shark. It is a scene ripped directly from a Marvel movie, only Harlan’s superpower is that he really, really..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Funny Pages
Portrait of the comic artist as a young idiot
"...he's the kind of comic fan who'll scoff at Marvel and DC while waxing lyrical about the linework in..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Innocents
Norwegian "evil kids" horror delivers a sickening catharsis
"...with near-divine powers. The 2020 Fox adaptation of the Marvel comic missed the point by shoving them into a..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Territory
Inside the war to save the Amazon and its Indigenous peoples
"...something different to each of us: global resource, scientific marvel, native home, the last Band-Aid against climate change, etc.,..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

DC League of Super-Pets
Fuzzy superhero antics are perfect summery kids' fare
"...number of jokes from the Distinguished Competition referring to Marvel characters, and the weird decision to have turtle Merton..."

July 29, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Vikram
Star power and muscles power this gritty Tamil action thriller
"...You can keep your Marvel Cinematic Universe; sign me up for a lifetime membership..."

June 10, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Hurtado

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