In the past decade, we've seen that comic book movies, even relatively obscure comic book movies, have the ability to transcend their genre and be very impressive films, while making boatloads of sweet, sweet money for their creators. Still, not all comic book characters auto
Whether they're bloodsucking fiends or sparkly prettyboys, everybody loves vampires, and that's a fact that Marvel seems fully aware of given their plans to pit the creatures of the night against their band of merry mu
The status quo of storytelling in Big Two comics is an endless series of status quo shifts and it's been this way for quite some time. The aftermath of one "big story" usually leads right into the next one, and what seems like a third of any given set of titles will fall under some sort of banner, letting us know that the book in question is a part of a larger story, even if the connection is tenuous at best
A close reading of Marvel's recent "Siege" event revealed a very unique structure underlying the story: the whole thing read a lot like a giant Pokémon battle between superheroes and supervillains with Asgard as the arena. Just imagine Thor and the Sentry stored inside Pokéballs, waiting in Captain America and Norman Osborn's potion-lined pockets and the whole thing totally just works. That, combined with the recent announcement that "Pokémon: Black" and "Pokémon: White" are poised to hit retail in spring of 2011 ensures both properties are weighing heavily on our hearts, minds and souls.
This realization led assistant editor/Photoshopper Caleb Goellner and I to a most interesting question: What if the Marvel Universe merged with the Pokémon Universe? Keep reading for our picks of 12 PokéMarvel Mashups!
While most superhero comics readers sample series from both sides of the Big Two, the old-school rivalry between Marvel and DC continues to cause some fans to pick sides. The band Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship under
Ulises Farinas, creator of the webcomic MOTRO for the ACT-I-VATE collective, had a series of prints available at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York that ventured into familiar fictional universes by way of Lego mini-figures.
Farinas' three Lego prints show vast, sweeping battle scenes set in the Marvel, DC and Star Trek u
Since his mainstream comics debut nearly five years ago, writer Fred Van Lente has been one of our favorite writers, climbing slowly but steadily to prominence by self-publishing books like the Xeric Award-winning "Action Philosophers" while simultaneously rising through the ranks at Marvel Comics, making his name first in the "Marvel Adventures" line aimed at younger readers, before moving on to the "Marvel Zombies" series, and his widely acclaimed run on "Incredible Hercules," which recently came to a close
Hasbro debuted a number of impressive Marvel offerings at this past week's New York City Toy Fair 2010, but one of the most bizarre (and endearing) had to be "Tony Starch," the Iron Man version of Mr. Potato Head
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