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Good Thing: Mahershala Ali’s Incredible Year

Netflix / Marvel
Netflix / Marvel

Mahershala Ali has been in just about every great thing over the past twelve months.

Netflix fans probably first noticed his work in House of Cards on Netflix, in which he played lobbyist and presidential chief-of-staff Remy Danton opposite Kevin Spacey's unctuous Francis Underwood. That's a scary enough proposition for even a veteran actor, but Ali gave a stellar performance, and followed it up by being easily the best thing about another Netflix series, Luke Cage. Ali has established himself as an intriguing and formidable force, and a name to keep an eye on throughout 2017. And I'm loving every moment of it.

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David Walker And Nelson Blake II To Take ‘Luke Cage’ To New Orleans

Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics

Right now is definitely Luke Cage's moment, and while the character hasn't had a solo ongoing series since 1992's Cage, he's stepping back into the spotlight later this year for a new adventure. In May, David Walker will make the jump from Power Man and Iron Fist to a new Luke Cage solo series with art by Nelson Blake II, which takes Cage to New Orleans and re-examines his relationship with the man who gave him his powers.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates To Launch ‘Black Panther And The Crew’ With Yona Harvey And Butch Guice

John Cassaday / Marvel Comics
John Cassaday / Marvel Comics

Black Panther is one of the hottest characters under the Marvel umbrella right now. Not only does he have a huge blockbuster film on the horizon for next year, but there are two critically acclaimed ongoing titles that bear his name. Later this year, that number climbs to three as current steward of the franchise Ta-Nehisi Coates team up with poet Yona Harvey and artist Butch Guice for Black Panther and the Crew, which takes T'Challa to Harlem and re-teams him with some of his closest friends.

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New ‘Defenders’ Photos Reveal Sigourney Weaver’s Villain and More

Defenders Photos Sigourney Weaver Villain Name
Netflix / Columbia

Despite all we know of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and their respective casts, The Defenders has kept deadly silent on Sigourney Weaver’s mysterious villain. No longer, as new photos reveal not only said villain’s nom de guerre, but also some Luke Cage crossover, and more.

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Marvel’s Netflix ‘Defenders’ Suit Up in First Official Cover Photo

Netflix Defenders Photo Cast Cover
Craig Barritt, Getty Images

The already-streaming Marvel Netflix series have given us a taste of the four major superheroes paired up, but we’re nearing time for The Defenders to bring it all home. So it is, that Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist are all standing tall in a costume-happy first photo!

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Bendis and Marquez Bring ‘The Defenders’ Back To Comics, Starring Exactly Who You Expect


The Defenders are back! Except now they're four of Brian Michael Bendis's New Avengers. Which is to say, they're the same four heroes who are starring in the Netflix Defenders franchise: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

The newly announced ongoing series comes from Bendis and artist David Marquez, who also worked together on Civil War II, and previously worked together on Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man and Invincible Iron Man.

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The Decade-By-Decade Superteam Fantasy Draft: Day Two


We're looking back at the long and weird history of superhero comics by picking our favorite heroes from each decade in our latest fantasy draft. Each team must include one character who debuted before 1950, one character that debuted in each decade from the '50s to the '90s, and one character that debuted in 2000 or beyond, plus two wildcard picks from before and after 1980, for a total team of nine characters.

Today our writers pick a Doom Patroller, a dog, an extreme teen, a latter-day Stan Lee creation, and some of the most popular heroes of the 21st century

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: Best Screen Adaptation Of A Comic In 2016


Check out the best screen adaptations based on a comic book in 2016, including our critics’ picks and the comics you voted the runner up and winner in this category! This is the very best of 2016!

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Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Renewed for Season 2 After ‘The Defenders’

Luke Cage Season 2 Renewed
Marvel / Netflix

Marvel’s Netflix schedule made it difficult to discern when additional seasons of the four (now five) heroes would debut, but it seems Luke Cage’s work is far from over. After The Defenders, Harlem’s hero for hire will officially be back for Season 2.

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‘The Defenders’ Sport Some Familiar Looks in New Set Photos

Defenders Set Photos Luke Cage Jessica Jones
Marvel / Netflix

Only two or so of Marvel’s Netflix Defenders have costumes we expect to see during major events, to say nothing of some otherwise-memorable looks drafted during their individual series. Now, two Defenders and their closest allies have hit the street in new set photos, looking very much as we remember.

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