Category Archives: Marvel Comics

A-list characters are no fun.

A few years ago, when writing about Matt Fraction and David Aja’s run of Hawkeye, Humphrey Lee of Ainticoolnews explains why he prefers B-list characters to the A-listers like Batman, Superman and Spider-Man. This may be one of those occasions where … Continue reading

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Franchising Wolverine

For some time, the X-Men comics were in an odd place because the Chairman of Marvel Entertainment hated the idea of providing Fox more content to adapt for films and TV. Disney’s purchase of Fox eliminates that concern, so one … Continue reading

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C.B. Cebulski and Akira Yoshida

The big comics news of the last week is that C.B. Celuski, the new Marvel Editor in Chief, once wrote some comics (about 50 issues worth) under the name Akira Yoshida. There are three angles to this which might jeopardize … Continue reading

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What Marvel’s Missing

  With C.B. Cebulski replacing Alex Alonso as the new Marvel Editor-in-Chief, it’s worth looking at the steps the company can take to regain their mojo. Some of Marvel’s franchises aren’t doing too well (The Avengers and X-Men, the books … Continue reading

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NRP’s Top 100 Comic Books

NPR recently released a list of 100 favorite comic books. They’re generally careful to add some qualifiers. This isn’t meant as a comprehensive list of the “best” or “most important” or “most influential” comics, of course. It’s a lot more … Continue reading

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When Comics Suck

In Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, Sean Howe summed up an uninteresting period Throughout the line, the creative assignments began to resemble a laconic game of Whac-A-Mole, with each substitution having little effect on the acceptably bland quality that had defined … Continue reading

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Wizard’s Greatest Comic Book Moments Part 2

In 1998, Wizard published a list of the “greatest moments in comic books.” Peter David wrote about their selections for Comic Book Buyer’s Guide, and later reposted the article on his website. He didn’t care for the way the list ignored … Continue reading

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