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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

Perfect Days
A toilet cleaner in Tokyo quietly goes about his days in this stirring Oscar nominated picture
"...astonished the teacher.” These mundanities of life are a marvel to the angel, the human condition so intoxicating he..."

Feb. 16, 2024 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Five Themes at This Year’s Texas Book Festival
What’s hot, what’s intriguing, and who’s gonna be at the annual literary bonanza
"...– the blam! pow! terrific Superfans, Assemble: Inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Arts Column by Kimberley Jones

Mami Wata
Nigerian fable melds modern politics and ancient beliefs through intoxicating imagery
" its striking, expressionistic power. Mami Wata is a marvel to behold (cinematographer Lílis Soares winning a Special Jury..."

Oct. 6, 2023 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

GalaxyCon and the Pros of Cons During a Strike
Touring fan convention comes to Austin with surprising star power
" James Van Der Beek, "there are fans of Marvel in every city, there are fans of anime in..."

Sept. 1, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Often-explicit drama probes the turmoil of a lopsided love triangle
"...tell you about it?” The two sentences are a marvel of economy, a subtle reveal of the rules –..."

Aug. 11, 2023 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Last Voyage of the Demeter
Horror sets sail with the scariest section of Dracula
"...his attempt to grab back Thor for Norway from Marvel. And that’s the problem for The Voyage of the..."

Aug. 11, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Randall Park's social satire centers on self-sabotaging hypocrisy
"...appearances as former SHIELD agent Jimmy Woo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Randall Park has become the go-to guy..."

Aug. 4, 2023 Movie Review by Trace Sauveur

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Ol' Webhead's latest adventure is a breathtaking masterpiece
"...a question that has been plaguing fans of Sony's Marvel spinoff: The illustrated "Spider-Verse" is definitely part of the..."

June 2, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Comic Creator Spotlight on Evan Narcisse: “This Is Important Beyond Any Preconceived Notions About Superheroes”
For Free Comic Book Day we chat with Austin's sequential standouts
"...Essential bibliography: Rise of the Black Panther (Marvel); Wakanda (Marvel); Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City (DC);..."

May 5, 2023 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

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

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

Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone
Texas-made luchadores-meets-wire fu playful adventure
"...exactly, then the concept of family itself. It’s not Marvel but it is pretty damn marvelous...."

April 29, 2022 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everything Everywhere All at Once
Michelle Yeoh gets multiversal in this incredible comedy
"...make a movie about crowded parallel realities just as Marvel and D.C. are doing exactly the same thing? Well,..."

March 25, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Disney+ Comes to SXSW
Streamer presents three smashes free with local firms
"...Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings..."

March 4, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission
Latest anime outing for the heroes-in-training is loud but not much fun
"...massively successful manga My Hero Academia, the homages to Marvel's merry band of mutants, the X-Men, has rarely been..."

Oct. 29, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Becoming Cousteau
The life and regrets of the man who made us fall in love with the ocean
"...thing it doesn’t quite convey is the wonder and marvel of the undersea world of Cousteau, which continued to..."

Oct. 22, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

"Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams" Tells the Story of an Artist
The first-ever museum exhibition of Daniel Johnston's work digs deep into the man, the myths
"...a devout Christian family and his fanboy fascination with Marvel superheroes (many of his depictions of Captain America and..."

Sept. 17, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The lasting legacy of revolutionary choreographer Alvin Ailey
" Ailey. Even the uninitiated in modern dance will marvel at their genius...."

Aug. 6, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Nine Days
Winston Duke sits in judgment on the worth of life in this metaphysical drama
"...say the best design is invisible: You’re meant to marvel at the thing, or the feelings the thing inspires..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Suicide Squad
James Gunn's bad guys doing good prove DC needs to get silly
"...forced into begrudging heroism would not have happened if Marvel had not briefly fired (then rehired) him from his..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Jungle Cruise
Take the Disney ride with Emily Blunt and the Rock, straight to adventure
" feel cynical about Disney, which has hoovered up Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar rights in the past decade..."

July 30, 2021 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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