Tilda Swinton Was Cast in Doctor Strange Due to China

While many were discussing the “white wash” casting of Tilda Swinton as the Doctor Strange character the Ancient One, the first thought I went to as a politico was the use of Tibet in the film and how that’d play in China. The use of the land in any film you’d want to play in …

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And Suddenly I Care About: Dead No More

It's funny the things that get you excited when you're into comics. One of Marvel's recent teasers for Dead No More included an image of a character I am immensely fond of: Kaine, the current Scarlet Spider. His 25 odd issue series that ended in December of 2013 was one of the highlights of my month when  it was being …

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Review: Hyperion #1

This is the first time I've encountered Hyperion in a comic, and  deliberately went in knowing very little about the character other than he's basically a Superman type character. That said, I decided to pick up the comic based on the preview text that hinted Hyperion would be using a transfer truck as a baseball  bat. Armed with no …

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Reboots, Relaunches, Renumberings: My Brain Hurts.

Howard the Duck #5 was released a couple weeks ago. This is the second fifth issue of a Howard the Duck comic within a year, because of last years All-New All Different relaunch, which is something that both makes me laugh and shake my head (largely because trying to sort the comics confused the hell out of me …

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All-New Wolverine Or Old Man Logan?

In the past two or three months, we've had a two new solo comic book series launched featuring a clawed mutant; All-New Wolverine and Old Man Logan. Comparisons will inevitably be drawn between the two eventually, but as it stands, with only one issue of the latter out (as of this writing), despite my feelings on the rest …

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The Second Dead No More Teaser Was Released

I hope I'm wrong, but when I first saw this, I thought "please not Uncle Ben." I'd much rather see Ben Reilly return, or Kaine (although he's not really dead, the end of Spider-Verse left Peter Parker thinking that Kaine was dead). Just please, please, don't be Uncle Ben. I've always felt he, like the Waynes, was …

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Wolverine Is Still Dead, Long Live The Wolverines?

Earlier this year, I wrote about how Wolverine should stay dead for some time. When I wrote the article, as big a fan of Wolverine as I am, I was starting to suffer what can only be called Wolverine Fatigue; there is, after all, only so many comics featuring the ol' canuckle head that a person can buy …

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A Terrible Time Calls For Some Terrible X-Men

I have always been a fan of seeing a villain reform in fiction. Watching a character try to atone for their prior sins and crimes has always interested me. It's one of the reasons I loved Mark Waid's Incorruptible with it's tale of the world's worst super villain reforming to combat the world's greatest hero …

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What Was The Merry Marvel Marching Society?

The Merry Marvel Marching Society wasn't the first comic book fan club, but it was the first Marvel Comics fan club. The fan club was started by Stan Lee after a campaign in Marvel's comics that were released in the Fall of 1964 (although the cover date was February of 1965).  Marvel Comics had been promoting the "M.M.M.S." …

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