Comic books can seem intimidating. If you go into a comic book store, you’re confronted with walls and walls of paper and no road map that tells you where to start. If you’ve never read a comic before and want to dip your toe in the ink-filled waters, here’s a few recommendations that blend excellent storytelling and incredible illustration.
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DC Films' upcoming Wonder Woman has been billed as the world's first solo female superhero movie. In reality, there have been several, including Elektra in 2005, Catwoman in 2004 and, er, Supergirl in 1984. (Perhaps it would be more accurate to say Wonder Woman is the first female superhero film that has a chance of being any good?)
In any event, it can't be denied that the superhero genre has been a bit of a sausage fest in recent years. This infographic applies the "Bechdel Test" to 52 superhero films from Marvel and DC. Who comes out on top?
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Over the past 60 years, Marvel Comics has created more than 7000 characters, including hundreds upon hundreds of costumed superheroes. Many boast unique powers and compelling backstories that are ripe for TV - yet only a tiny fraction ever get to star in their own Netflix series. Often - as in the case of Iron Fist - the decision of what and what not to adapt seems bizarre.
During a recent set visit, we asked Netflix Originals' vice president to explain how the company picks and chooses its fictional crime fighters. If you've ever wondered how the process works, read on.
It has been a huge year for comics -- so huge, we're trying something a little different for our year in review. While next week we'll be bringing you our favourite series of 2016, today is all about the individual moments: the panels and scenes that became our favourite moments to read in comics all year.
Marvel's roster of costumed superheroes have been fighting crime for 50 years or more. In that time, everything from spandex choice to skin colour has changed considerably. (For example, did you know that the Incredible Hulk wasn't green to begin with?) This infographic charts the physical appearance of 11 iconic characters: from the original comics to the most recent Avengers movie.
San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up this weekend and man did we get a ton of awesome teases. Here are just some of the biggest trailers and glimpses we got from this awesome con. Spoilers for a bunch of movies and TV shows follow.