Danika questions Marvel, and Disney’s, ability to present women in their superhero franchises. When the comic is such a strong source to pull from; why do films get Black Widow so wrong?
Ruaidhri hulks out and throws his fanboy hat into the ring to discuss the distinct lack of Super Hero video games.
Ruaidhri gets his ire up discussing the lack of vision and heritage when it comes to the industry’s lean towards a digital future.
This week Gary looks back at Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D featuring David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff. Was it panned to early or did it deserve a chance?
Gary Jive continues his journey into mystery, delving into the world of Marvel’s forgotten TV pilots. This week, he discovers the schmaltzy delight that is the Power Pack TV pilot.
Gary Jive continues his journey into television mystery by tackling the largely forgotten 1978 pilot for Marvel’s Doctor Strange!
Come with Gary Jive on a journey into mystery as he unearths the top 5 forgotten Marvel TV pilots!
Smoking may be increasingly uncommon, but there’s one world where it’s been non-existent for a decade. Martin takes a look at Marvel Comics’ blanket smoking ban.
Martin takes a look at some of the worst animated series about superheroes to ever foul a TV screen.
Over the last few instalments of this column we’ve looked at a few superhero identities that have been used by more than one character (Robin and Captain America, for the new or forgetful). Legacy characters like this are popular in comics because they’re a way of keeping names, and trademarks, alive and relevant (and to learn the importance of that, just ask DC about Captain Marvel). Individual characters aren’t always as timeless as the superhero identity or idea in general, so it pays now and then to get rid of them and replace them with a more relevant version. One of the best ways to sell this change has been to kill off the original as it immediately gives the new character an empty stage on which work and feel important.
Last time, I mentioned that the gap between Captain America’s WW2 adventures and his modern recovery from the Arctic ice is ever-widening. Beyond being problematic for the believability of Cap functioning in the present day, this also presents other problems.
If you read our last column you probably noticed that Dick Grayson started out as Robin in 1940, around the age of 8 and continued in the role ‘til 1984. Yet when he became Nightwing he was only in his late teens and is still now only in his mid-twenties (roughly). So why isn’t Dick Grayson an 80-year old vigilante, beating up thugs with a zimmerframe?