On Tuesday morning Whoopi Goldberg and the hosts of The View announced that Marvel will relaunch Thor this October with a 'worthy' woman brandishing the hammer. Marvel followed that announcement with two more high profile switcheroos on Wednesday night as Entertainment Weekly revealed a new-ish and possibly superior Iron Man, and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada joined comedian Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report to announce that a new guy will take up Captain America's shield.
That in itself isn't much of a surprise -- original Cap Steve Rogers has passed on his mantle a few times, before eventually yanking it back. After spending some time in Dimension Z and fighting the Iron Nail and whatnot, he's now too old to Avenge from the front lines. The big reveal is that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson, the African-American superhero currently known as Falcon.
Stephen Colbert is a noted Marvel fan. He met Spider-Man that one time, he's schmoozed with Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and he's even got Captain America's shield on the set of The Colbert Report. But now he's breaking ranks with the House of Ideas over the new Ms. Marvel, who will be a teenage Muslim named Kamala Khan in a new ongoing series by writer G. Willow Wilson (Cairo) and artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways).
See the video of the faux-ultra conservative pundit's remarks after the jump.
The prolific and influential writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak is best known for Where The Wild Things Are, considered one of the all-time greats of children's literature. That classification as "children's litera
Last weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live featured the return of "The Ambiguously Gay Duo," the popular animated superhero parody by Robert Smigel. A recurring feature on SNL, a new episode of "TAGD" hadn't been broadcast since 2007, but the wait was no doubt worth it for fans of Ace and Gary, who reunited in the forms of Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon for a live-action adventure. Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, Fred Armisen and Ed Helms also appeared.Twelve episodes of "The Ambig
From casual fans to longtime collectors, everyone seems to have an opinion on Archie Andrew's proposal to Veronica Lodge in this week's "Archie Comics" #600. Given the controversy, it's no surprise that television's most opinionated newsman Stephen Colbert had a lo
Joss Whedon's cult hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" didn't end when the TV show went off the air, but rather continued its "8th Season" as a comic book. A recent storyline included a "True Blood"-esque public announcement that vampires exist, leading ditzy blonde vampire Harmony t
It's the end of the week explosion! I have a new career as a police officer...well...it's more like I'm in charge of the neighborhood watch...and by that I mean I'm really enjoying calling the cops on the kids in my building for playing with illegal fireworks. D
A few months ago I was writing profiles for Time.com's online poll leading up to the magazine's annual Time 100 list--basically 100 Person of the Year issues all rolled into one to sell twice as much ad space as the Person of the Year. In any event, my job was to come up with one reason why a person is influential, an
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