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We Can Expect A 'Pansexual Deadpool' In Upcoming Film, Says Director

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices

The director of the much-anticipated "Deadpool," which stars Ryan Reynolds, commented in an interview with Collider that the movie's main character is...

Original 'X-Men' Character Iceman Confirms He's Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.04.2015 | Gay Voices

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(Approx.) 4 Reasons Why Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Could Suck

Dan Truong | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Truong

I've been following the film's development pretty closely, and I've seen both trailers put out so far about half a million times. That being said, I've seen some red flags go up.

Ta-Nehisi Coates To Write New Black Panther Comic Book Series For Marvel

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.05.2015 | Black Voices

Ta-Nehisi Coates will be writing a new Black Panther comic book series for Marvel, The New York Times announced Tuesday. Coates, 39, a ...

Marvel Reinvents Another Classic Character As A Person Of Color

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

Marvel Comics has revamped Devil Dinosaur, a classic 1978 comic, and replaced the main character "Moon Boy" with a cooler-than-cool blac...

Zaki's Review: Fantastic Four (2015)

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Directed by Josh Trank, who made such a splash with Chronicle a few years ago, this latest Fantastic Four works so hard to go so far off-model that one wonders why they bothered at all if what they were going to end up with was so numbingly unoriginal.

Ant-Man -- Comedy and Action Combined

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.24.2015 | Teen

From Marvel comes the newest superhero thriller, Ant-Man with a mixture of comedy and action that brings pleasure for people of all ages.

DC Movies vs. Marvel Movies: Who Will Win?

Quora | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

The DC Cinematic Universe is beginning to take shape. While it's still in its infancy there are already stark differences between the DC movies and what we see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the differences are positive, but they are also more risky.

The Science of Ant-Man

Kieran Dickson | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
Kieran Dickson

Ant-Man's suit has been the subject of a great deal of scientific speculation in recent months, from fans wanting to know if they'll ever be able to shrink down to 'Ant Size,' to scientists speculating on the potential such a suit could have, Scott Lang may not be as mighty as Thor, but he sure is sparking debate.

Marvel Salutes Hip-Hop With 50 Variant Covers Paying Homage to Classic Albums Covers

Indiewire | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

Marvel is having fun with a new series of more than 50 variant covers that are all homages to classic hip-hop album covers. ...

ESPN Turns 8 Athletes Into Marvel Superheroes In New Series

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports

Let's be honest, some of the feats athletes are able to accomplish seem not of this world. So it's only fitting that ESPN teamed up with Marvel Entert...

Avengers 2: There May Just Be a Pop Epic Somewhere Inside Marvel's 'Disappointing' Age of Ultron Mega-Hit

William Bradley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For what's turned out to be one of the biggest hits of all-time, the not especially felicitously titled Avengers: Age of Ultron has gotten a lot less love and devotion than the numbers would suggest.

Marvel's Greatest Superheroes Recast As Dogs In These Clever Illustrations

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment

Man's best friend is now also man's last, best hope. Twin Cities-based illustrator and art director Josh Lynch reimagined some of Marvel's most b...

Ryan Reynolds Won't Be Playing Any More Superheroes After 'Deadpool'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

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No More Mutants

Rahsaan Chisolm | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Rahsaan Chisolm

I began comics with Archie, but those quickly faded to the wayside as the characters didn't challenge me. The day that I was introduced to The Uncanny X-Men, everything clicked. I immediately identified with them for two reasons. I was black and gay.

A Marvel Superfan On Why The Vision (and Other Avengers) Are Weaker In The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Vs. The Comics

Quora | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

This isn't the first time I heard that complaint about the Vision appearing to be weaker than he is in the comics. I had to think about it and realized he isn't so much weaker as different than he is in the comics.

We're Getting the Superheroes Back Together: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Dan Persons | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Joss Whedon is once again doing the honors as writer/director, but is this next installment a fitting follow-up to the justifiably praised first film? Check out my review by clicking on the player or right-clicking the link to download.

May the Fourth Be With You, Bub -- What If Wolverine Was a Stormtrooper?

Jordan Hart | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jordan Hart

As a kid, one of my favorite comic book series was What If? by Marvel Comics. Set in random alternate realities, each issue placed a familiar character in unfamiliar territory (e.g. What if the Hulk had the brain of Bruce Banner? What if the world knew Daredevil was blind?).

Review - Avengers: Age of Ultron

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

They're back. The chummy Marvel superheroes assemble once again to fight evil. In this case it's Ultron, a vicious technological villain hell-bent on ridding earth of human life. There is little in this film that is new, but that doesn't matter. The characters are still entertaining.

Evangelist's Reaction To Gay 'X-Men' Character Won't Surprise You At All

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Evangelist Franklin Graham probably won't be rushing out to buy All-New X-Men #40 any time soon. Original "X-Men" member Iceman comes out as gay ...

Diffused Congruence Podcast: Marvel Comics Editor Sana Amanat

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this month's show, we're joined by Marvel Comics' Sana Amanat. In addition to overseeing multiple fan favorite titles, Sana is also director of content and character development for the comic book giant, helping to spearhead the 2014 creation of Kamala Khan, a.k.a Ms. Marvel, the first female Muslim superhero to headline her own monthly title.

Todd Van Luling

Clark Kent Has Been Hiding In The Marvel Universe All Along | Todd Van Luling | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment

Could Superman join "The Avengers" because of this secret, recurring easter egg within the Marvel universe?

Excelsior! J.C. Lee, Stan Lee's Own 'Super Kid,' Discusses Her New Book, App, and the Power of Love

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

The talent (and perhaps a touch of alliteration) runs in the family: Ms. Lee deftly designs, prolifically paints, sonorously sings (this J.C. has a tune about "Little Baby Jesus" she'd like you to hear), plus only this week she's completed a massive outline for her own new prose work.

Age of Heroes

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

Julian Chambliss is a professor at Rollins College and has edited a fun to read academic book on Superheroes called Age of Heroes, Eras of Men. I spoke to Chambliss about his book, now available in paperback.

White House Reveals New Strategy Against ISIS: Hope The Avengers Show Up

Spencer Green | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"We understand they have other things to do and are difficult to assemble but if Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk or any of them are listening, we can really use some help," said Armond Hullicoat, spokesperson for the Department of Graveyard Whistling.