Ideas were flying fast and furious at Marvel at the start of 1964. Lee and Kirby had introduced The Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants in X-Men #4, unleashed the first proper Hulk Vs. Thing battle in Fantastic Four #25, and revived Golden-Age icon Captain America in Avengers #4, while Lee and artist Don Heck had given readers Black Widow's first appearance in Tales Of Suspense #52.
So when the first issue of a new title went on sale on February 4th, it seemed like the next logical step in the Marvel's expansion. The company had been running house ads trumpeting the book for a couple months, and the cover loudly declared itself to be in their best tradition of greatness and innovation. But the truth is that Daredevil's genesis was difficult, and #1 was arriving a full six months after it was originally slated.
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.
In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
Though his work has been divisive over the past decade or more, it's hard to deny just how big a name Frank Miller is in the world of comics. He's one of just a handful of comics creators you might consider a household name, in part because so many of his comics have become cultural landmarks, and in part because of his influence and participation in the film industry. Like him or not, Frank the Tank, born on this day in 1957, is an institution.
The first season of Marvel’s Daredevil separated itself from dim shades of Batman Begins or Arrow with some of the most practical, extended fight choreography ever put to screen, and Season 2 will be no different. Following the legendary hallway fight, Charlie Cox says Season 2 has at least one epic fight that’s “almost like that scene on crack.”
Many a Marvel fan are on pins and needles until the Season 2 premiere of Netflix’s Daredevil, though we’ve always had to wonder if Marvel’s movie and TV branches would bridge the gulf in time for Avengers: Infinity War. Even Charlie Cox doesn’t think himself safe from Marvel recasting Daredevil for the movies, but nobody panic just yet.
If there’s one thing both TV and movie branches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have taken to heart, it’s that no costume shall be worn without some functionality. We certainly saw that with Netflix’s Daredevil, saving Matt Murdock’s comic-costume for the very end, but should we expect the same Season 2 treatment for Punisher and Elektra?
Since she entered the industry in the early '80s, Ann Nocenti has been a mainstay of the comics world, known for her distinctive voice, keen ear for dialogue, and her knack for constantly incorporating fresh ideas into her stories, and pushing her work in new directions. From Spider-Woman to Daredevil to Catwoman to Klarion, she's worked on many of the medium's most memorable characters, broken down boundaries, been nominated for the industry's highest honors, and written some of the finest stories of the last four decades.
Netflix and Marvel delivered one hell of a perfect story with Jessica Jones’ debut season, exploring trauma, consent, rape culture and empowerment via a narrative in which Krysten Ritter’s eponymous hero faces her past demons in the form of David Tennant’s sleazy super-villain Kilgrave. As many fans have pointed out, Season 1 is such a contained, perfect story that many felt they’d be satisfied if Netflix didn’t renew the series. But with the company officially announcing Season 2, we can’t help but wonder where that might take our hero next. We have a few ideas.
Just yesterday, word broke that Netflix and Marvel might spinoff Jon Bernthal’s Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 for his own series, though the company kept surprisingly mum in its official TCA presentation. Still, Netflix claims the potential for any of their Marvel characters to garner a spinoff, also clarifying a bit of their timetable.
Even after Marvel set fandom ablaze with news that Jon Bernthal's Punisher would join Daredevil Season 2, rumors have flown of granting the character his own spinoff, perhaps even taking over as one of the Defenders. Now, the former appears to be true, as Marvel was impressed enough with Bernthal's Frank Castle to consider a spinoff.
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