"Avengers: Infinity War" is almost upon us -- close enough that we can figure out what Marvel Comics it's lifted from, and to what extent.
As most people know by now, none of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have been direct adaptations. But reading collections of stories that inspired the film can unearth fascinating information.
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"Avengers: Infinity War" arrives Sept. 27, bringing with it one of the largest all-star casts in movie history.
Who's in it? Just about every major character who has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, plus a handful of newcomers. It's easier to list the "name" characters who are not in it, of which there, somehow, are a few.
The big news this week from the world of comics is the imminent return of the Fantastic Four. Less so is the Marvel Comics publishing initiative of which it is part.
The triumphant homecoming of the FF truly is important. More than any other character or concept, the FF are the beating heart of the Marvel Universe. Sure, Spider-Man is more ...Read more
"Legion" Season 2, which premieres April 3 on FX, promises time jumps, psychic possession, strange bedfellows, and fabulous dance routines. Oh, and possibly the end of everything.
"Legion," as surely everyone must know, is based on a character in Marvel Comics: David Haller, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier, who suffers from dissociative...Read more
Syfy's "Krypton," which debuted March 12, varies considerably from the comics. But that's OK, because the comics themselves have never been consistent about Superman's home world.
Krypton has always been unstable, and that applies to its comics history as well. The only real constants in the last 80 years of stories have been A) Krypton always ...Read more
When Syfy premieres "Krypton" March 21, the new series will drop a lot of names that have appeared in DC Comics over the decades. No doubt the show will use these characters in new and surprising ways, but what happened in the comics is still worth consideration, as the print adventures may very well inform TV storylines to come.
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Some viewers may be dismissive of the latest casualty on "The Walking Dead" as just another Sunday in the zombie apocalypse. But it could well be a turning point for the show.
Before we continue, though, here's a big, fat, honkin' Spoiler Alert. If you are interested enough in TWD to read this article, and you somehow don't know to whom I'm ...Read more
"Jessica Jones" returns March 8 for her second season on Netflix, so it's time to catch up on one of TV's most fascinating characters.
Naturally, you'll want to binge-watch Season 1, which introduced the non-comics-reading world to Jones (played by Krysten Ritter), a private detective with a drinking problem, one who also has vaguely defined ...Read more
Marvel Films has finally put a "Black Widow" movie on its schedule, tentatively for 2020. Some would argue 20th Century Fox has beaten them to it.
Fox's movie is "Red Sparrow," which premieres March 2 and features Jeremy Irons, Jennifer Lawrence, Mary-Louise Parker, Charlotte Rampling and Matthias Schoenaerts. J-Law plays Dominka Egorova, a ...Read more
If you plan to see "Black Panther," you'll be introduced to an exciting and eclectic group of people, concepts and even geography. Here's a primer to help you prep, with notes on where the film diverges from the comics.
--VIBRANIUM: The appropriately-named alien metal vibranium absorbs vibrations (including sound) in the bonds between its ...Read more
If you've got Black Panther fever and can't wait for the movie to premiere Feb. 16, here's a (graphic) novel idea: Catch up on the best of Black Panther comics!
First, this is a must: Read the introduction of the Panther in "Fantastic Four" No. 52-53 (1966), however or wherever you can find those issues. Fortunately, they're available in a lot ...Read more
Marvel Comics rolled out a major publishing initiative last September called "Legacy." While it clearly didn't succeed at everything they hoped, the results are worth exploring for fans of Marvel comics, movies and TV shows.
Marvel needed some good news in 2017, in what proved to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. The Hollywood ...Read more