Superhero movies are big business these days, and with so many major heroes already either on screen or making their way within the next few years, the number of top tier characters for feature films is dwindling. But that doesn't mean there aren't some great characters out there waiting for their moment in the spotlight. In fact, some amazing heroes have been forgotten or overlooked.
In this list we look at ten obscure, unlikely, or downright quirky Marvel and DC heroes that we believe truly could make a successful transition to the big screen, if given the right approach.
Did you know that we here at ComicsAlliance absolutely adore Squirrel Girl? Honestly, what's not to love about a character that's infectiously adorable, charmingly heroic, and always wants to save the day without anyone getting hurt, even the villains? Squirrel Girl isn't just a big hit here though; she's also popular enough with the rest of the comic world to have earned a new novel just like Black Widow and Iron Man.
We couldn't let that slip by unnoticed, so we've teamed up with Marvel Press for a giveaway centered around the new novel from Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.
One of the best things about Marvel's slate of mobile-based video games is that the publisher is able to use the platform to introduce new characters and concepts to a massive audience outside of the comics, and it's something the games have taken advantage of time and time again with characters like Robbie Reyes, Kamala Khan and America Chavez.
Alongside an update that brings in content tied into upcoming event Monsters Unleashed, the latest new character to make their video game debut is none other than Riri Williams, AKA Ironheart who has been announced as a new playable character in Marvel: Future Fight alongside Kate Bishop and Queen Medusa.
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
It’s that blessed time of the year where we all try to take stock of what we’ve done with our lives and what other people have created that we enjoyed. That's right, it's time to start putting together our "Best of 2016" lists, and today we're going to take a look at the Best Marvel Covers of 2016.
As she's grown in popularity, we've seen Squirrel Girl crop up in a number of comics outside of her own series. We still haven't gotten very many collectibles based on Marvel's most unbeatable hero, but that trend is starting to catch up to the printed page. She's already gotten a Funko figure, but next year she'll also get a more premium statue from Kotobukiya.
The Marvel Universe is full of superhero teams, but when the United States of America is particularly threatened, there's one team dedicated to standing up for the nation: A.I.M.
Yes, that's the same A.I.M. that made MODOK, but the super-science collective has already been revamped into a force for good in the pages of New Avengers, thanks to the efforts of Roberto DaCosta, aka Sunspot. And now Avengers Idea Mechanics (the New Avengers) is becoming American Intelligence Mechanics (the U.S.Avengers) for reasons that will only become clear in the series itself. Check out a preview of U.S.Avengers #1.
When Kotobukiya hits on all cylinders, there are few collectible companies that can match them pound for pound. Whether it's the Fine Art, ArtFX or Bishoujo lines, there's always something new and impressive to be awed by when visiting Koto's booth. Sometimes the successful pieces are outnumbered by some questionable collectibles, but at this week's New York Comic Con, Koto delivered a handful of strong pieces that will get 2017 off to a good start for collectors.
On Tuesday evening a rumor broke that Marvel is working on a New Warriors television series that would feature Squirrel Girl in a lead role. While there has been some buzz from various actresses interested in playing Squirrel Girl over the past few months, the New Warriors is an interesting place for her to land.
You may know all about Squirrel Girl from her current ongoing by Ryan North, Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi, but if you're less familiar with the New Warriors, we've put together a Crash Course for you.
Lest you think Marvel’s branch-out into Hulu for a Runaways series was unusual enough, things are about to get even more squirrel-ly. Not only is a New Warriors comedy series officially in development, but fan-favorite Squirrel Girl might take center stage on the live-action project.
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