These days, James Franco is a star, and a celebrated Hollywood actor. But you could certainly argue he wasn't a big name until he was cast to play Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Those films were a huge
One of the best things to happen in comics in 2012 was the digital release of a bunch of titles by Shotaro Ishinomori, the creator of Kikaider, that Legend of Zelda comic that ran in Nintendo Power, and a bunch of other comics about monsters getting kicked right in the face. The one that drew my attention the most was the classic Kamen Rider, and while our own Dylan Todd wrote about how great these comics are, I tho
Sixteen-year-old Bowe Cleveland was critically injured last week when a classmate opened fire at Taft Union High School in central California. Airlifted to a hospital in nearby Bakersfield, Cleveland was put in a medically induced coma following surgery to treat the injuries to his chest and abdomen, but has since been slowly awakened although he remains in critical condition. Known to his fe
Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man proved in its first season that it had ambitions well beyond its title character. Peter Parker, his arachnid alter-ego, and his pals got plenty of screen time, but so did the various members of S.H.I.E.L.D., a super-team
The biggest accomplishment of writer Dan Slott and artist Ryan Stegman's Superior Spider-Man #1 is, quite frankly, that's it's something different.
It's not the first time a super-villain has taken over for Spid
Hey, remember that time Wolverine, the Hulk and Ghost Rider became permanent members of the Fantastic Four? Or when Superboy, the Eradicator, Cyborg Superman and Steel replaced the forever-dead Clark Kent? Or how Jean-Paul Valley remains Batman to this day? How about Ben Reilly and how relevant he remains?
Oh, you don't remember any of that? All that stuff got reversed within a few months? Well, let me recover my monocle out of my piping-hot tea, because that's apparently flabbergasting. If some fo
We are once again on the cusp of a new year,and that means that it's time for the regular yearly round of societally mandated self-improvement, the New Year's Resolution. But while you and I might resolve to get out more, lose a little weight, or drop a few bad habits, our favorite superheroes have made mistakes over the past year that have been just a little bit bigger.
As a result, their shots at b
As great as many blockbuster films look on screen these days, we live in a strange age where most official movie posters are essentially constantly-reconfigured collages with many devolving into outright Photoshop Disasters. In the tradition of Mondo's stable of artists delivering much more interesting contemporary and classic movie posters in