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Movies continued in comics? EXCELLENT!

While film fans are preparing to see how Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan try to embrace their destiny 29 years after the duo's "Bogus Journey," the question has already been answered, a couple of times, in comics. And they aren't the only characters who lived beyond the screen and ...

Comics for Your Quarantine, Pt. 2

Have you ever taken a look at the way the world is and wondered, what if it was different?Stupid question nowadays. I'm sure I'm not the only one pining for mundane stuff I would have been complaining about a month-and-a-half ago.Even in escapist fare like comics, people often imagine a ...

Comics for Your Quarantine

If there's a silver lining in this pandemic pandemonium, it's that while most of our regular routines are necessarily disrupted, we should have time for other stuff.Like reading comics.Raiding bargain bins at shops and shows has given me quite the back catalog to peruse, plus great runs from ...

Outcasts, even among the X-Men?

I've listed the most unlikely Avengers and Justice Leaguers, but the X-Men are different.Actually, different is the entire point of the X-Men, who strive to protect a world that hates and fears them, as well as defend fellow mutants from the violent tendencies of hate- and fear-filled ...

Keep politics out of comics? Why start now?

As we enter this election year, I've been seeing a lot of online calls for creators and companies to keep politics out of comics.I can see why it might be difficult. Politics can be hard to define.While there are certainly people who will seize any issue as an opportunity to gain power, many ...

Weight loss for superheroes in 2020? Fat chance

One of Stan Lee's legacies with Marvel Comics was making characters relatable.The Fantastic Four were a family and fought like one. Spider-Man had money troubles. The Hulk had anger management issues. Thor needed to hold on to his hammer or turn back into a human doctor with an injured leg.OK, ...

Not-so-secret identities

The news that Superman will be revealing his secret identity as Clark Kent to the world this month would be a lot more shocking if it hadn't already happened four years ago.But the fact that this is the second time demonstrates one thing that's possible in comics that we haven't mastered in the ...

Farewell to Squirrel Girl

All good things must come to an end, and a great one wraps this month with "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #50.It's the finale of my all-time favorite run of comics - 58 issues (including a relaunch) and one magnificent graphic novel, written by Ryan North, drawn primarily by Erica Henderson, with ...

Can the MCU replace the wall-crawler?

They may end up working something out, but for now it seems Sony has taken Marvel's toy and gone home.Sony acquired the rights to Spider-Man movies long before superhero blockbusters started coming out with a regularity associated with the highest-of-fiber diets. A few years back, they reached ...

GONE, and not reprinted: Licensed characters leave holes in Marvel history

Licensing deals and copyright law are stronger than just about any comic book afterlife.With the exception (so far) of Thunderstrike, the original Captain Marvel and Uncle Ben, most Marvel characters have returned from the dead, or at least comic book limbo, over the years, in some cases ...