Comic Riffs: Marvel


Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

MS. MARVEL: Why does Marvel’s latest book succeed? Because its new Muslim teen superhero is ‘sweet, conflicted and immensely relatable’

Ms. Marvel debut works because its Muslim teen superhero is ‘sweet, conflicted and immensely relatable’

By Sabaa Tahir  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel comics, ms marvel

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/04/2014

MS. MARVEL: Marvel Comics’ new focus on women ‘characters and creators’ aims to defy the ‘scantily clad’ cliche

Debut of Muslim teen superhero puts focus on Marvel’s new ‘Characters and Creators’ women’s initiative.

By Sabaa Tahir  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel comics, ms. marvel

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 12/27/2013

STAN LEE TURNS 91: We salute the Marvel legend with this animated interview [+VIDEO]

STAN LEE TURNS 91: We salute the Marvel legend with this animated interview clip [+VIDEO].

By Michael Cavna  |  06:09 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel, animated interviews

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Holiday shopping: ‘Wolverine’ on DVD brings it into razor-sharp focus: Jackman must return to the role

After rewatching new ‘Wolverine’ DVD, here are 5 reasons Jackman must return to the Marvel role.

By David Betancourt  |  10:33 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wolverine, marvel films

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Marvel, Netflix reach deal for 4 new superhero series, including ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Luke Cage’

Live-action ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Luke Cage’ among original online series coming in 2015 from Marvel TV and Netflix.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel, netflix

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 10/30/2013

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: From X-Men to Ultimate Spider-Man, writer’s passion resonates with fans

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: From X-Men to Ultimate Spider-Man, writer’s passion resonates with fans.

By David Betancourt  |  07:35 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian michael bendis, marvel comics

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/21/2013

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: With Bendis books, Marvel readies the ramp-up to next year’s film

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: With Bendis books, Marvel readies the ramp-up to next year’s film

By David Betancourt  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel entertainment

Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 04/23/2013

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: As trailer lands, new director brings the hammer down with dark menace

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: As trailer lands, new director brings the hammer down with dark menace

By David Betancourt and Michael Cavna  |  10:14 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superheroes, marvel film

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/11/2013

WHEN COMICS CRASH THE INTERNET: ‘Immense response’ spurs ComiXology to shut Marvel offer for 700 free digital comics [UPDATED]

When comics crash the Internet: ComiXology site downed by Marvel offer for 700 free digital comics.

By David Betancourt  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  digital comics, comixology, marvel comics

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 09/29/2012

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Stan Lee on his new pacemaker surgery

Comic Riffs’ Quote of the Week: The Marvel mastermind on his brand-new ‘Tony Stark’ heart.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:16 PM ET, 09/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, tony stark, marvel, pow entertainment

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 06/03/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ becomes the biggest superhero film of all time

‘THE AVENGERS’ becomes the biggest superhero film of all time

By Michael Cavna  |  07:03 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel, the dark knight, the dark knight rises, dc entertainment

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/22/2012

MARVEL ANNOUNCES ‘X-MEN’s’ GAY WEDDING: Does this mean mainstream comics are ‘evolving’?

COMIC RIFFS | Marvel has announced an upcoming gay wedding in “Astonishing X-Men.”

By Michael Cavna  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel comics, dc comics, northstar, astonishing x-men, funky winkerbean, tom batiuk, archie comics, jon goldwater, paige braddock, jane's world

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 05/21/2012

AN IMMODEST PROPOSAL: From ‘Avengers’ riches, Disney should smartly gift Kirby heirs with a cool million

Disney could show grand goodwill by giving an “Avengers”-windfall gift of $1-million to the heirs of co-creator Jack Kirby.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:49 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack kirby, the avengers, disney/marvel

Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 05/19/2012

CREATORS’ RIGHTS: How the Jack Kirby case caused acclaimed ROGER LANGRIDGE to quit DC and Marvel

Acclaimed cartoonist explains how he decided to stop working with Marvel and DC — and why the Jack Kirby case propelled him.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:45 AM ET, 05/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger langridge, marvel comics, dc comics, jack kirby

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 05/09/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ SEQUEL IS OFFICIAL: Disney’s Iger boasts 207-million reasons for the follow-up

By Michael Cavna  |  06:05 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, avengers sequel, marvel studios, avengers iger

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 05/06/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ SMASH RECORD: Marvel reports staggering $207M opening weekend to top ‘Potter’

Marvel film “The Avengers” grossed $200.3-million in domestic debut, according to studio estimates, smashing the record of $169-million by last year’s “Harry Potter” finale.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel studios, box office records

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2012

‘AVENGERS’ chat: Q&A with Marvel editors Axel Alonso & Tom Brevoort

Readers, assemble: Top Marvel Entertainment editors take ‘Avengers’ take questions n a live discussion with washingtonpost.com viewers.

By Jon DeNunzio  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel entertainment, axel alonso, tom brevoort, joss whedon

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’: 5 Predictions About the Film (*From Record Box Office to Star Twitter Wars)

By Michael Cavna  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel studios

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2012

‘The Avengers’ to ‘Spider-Man’: Nearing 90, Marvel mastermind STAN LEE shoots from the still-hip (about Whedon, Kirby and RDJ)

As he nears 90, STAN LEE isn’t slowing down: He revels in “Avengers” film, Spider-Man’s 50th birthday and new documentary and feature-film projects. A Q&A with the Marvel mastermind.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel comics, jack kirby, joss whedon, morgan spurlock, the avengers, spider man, epix, with great power, san diego comic-con

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 04/16/2012

‘IRON-MAN 3’ gains a powerful new co-production ally: China

Disney/Marvel aims to flex its overseas muscle as it reaches major production/distribution deal with China’s DMG Entertainment for 2013’s “Iron Man 3.”

By Michael Cavna  |  09:55 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel studios, disney, china, iron man 3

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011

STAN LEE’s BIRTHDAY TODAY: As the ‘Spider-Man’ co-creator turns 89, here are our 20 Favorite Quotes from the Marvel mastermind

As the “Spider-Man” and “X-Men” co-creator turns 89 Wednesday, here are our 20 Favorite Quotes that Lee has shared with Comic Riffs in recent years.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel comics, tom brevoort, neil gaiman, marc nathan

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Report: Fox TV buys ‘Punisher’ comic adaptation

By Michael Cavna  |  08:54 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disney, abc studios, fox tv, the punisher, marvel entertainment

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/12/2011

‘THE AVENGERS’ TRAILER: 5 Things you may have missed...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel disney

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Dazzling new ‘AVENGERS’ trailer hits the Web

By Michael Cavna  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel entertainment

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 08/08/2011

STAN LEE celebrates the Marvel Age’s golden anniversary

By Michael Cavna  |  03:38 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel, fantastic four

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/24/2011

‘CAPTAIN AMERICA’ tops box office with $65.8M debut to complete Marvel sweep

Marvel completes summer sweep as “First Avenger” grosses $65.8M domestically to become third Marvel film of season to win a weekend.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  captain america, marvel studios, thor, x-men, box office

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

RIP, SPIDER-MAN: In Memoriam, a fan’s tribute to Peter Parker

Contributor David Betancourt memorializes the end of an 11-year ride with the Ultimate Spider-Man.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, ultimate comics, marvel comics, brian michael bendis, mark bagley

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/04/2011

IMAGE OF THE DAY: Return of the original Captain America

By Michael Cavna  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel entertainment, captain america, steve mcniven, ed brubaker, chris evans

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 03/23/2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY: New ‘Captain America’ trailer brings the cinematic muscle

By Michael Cavna  |  08:38 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  captain america, chris evans, marvel entertainment, thor

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/02/2011

Take the 'Ultimate' Challenge: Draw upon the TACO BELL & MARVEL alliance

The good folks over at Comic Book Resources' Robot 6 have a swell feature they call "Food or Comics?," wherein they bandy about what Wednesday comics they'd buy on a budget. Well this week, thanks to the marketing smarts...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Marvel Comics, Taco Bell

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011

'Fantastic Four'-Shadowing: How this week's much-heralded death will go down

(Image: courtesy of Marvel Entertainment) It will happen this way: You may be logging on early Tuesday and suddenly find it trending on Twitter or popping up as a texted news alert. There has been a death in the...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes, Superheroes | Tags:  Fantastic Four, Jonathan Hickman, Marvel Comics, Steve Epting

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 01/12/2011

CAPTAIN AMERICA fights for suicide-prevention awareness

Real-life hotlines have sometimes had a dark presence in comics. "A Death in the Family" comes to mind, for example, when Batman readers -- voting via a 1-900 number -- chose the fatal fate of Jason Todd as Robin...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:45 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes, Superheroes | Tags:  Captain America, Marvel Comics, Suicide prevention

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/04/2011

MARVEL MOVES: Axel Alonso takes the reins as editor-in-chief

Calling all Marvel fans: Axel Alonso is your new editor-in-chief. Marvel Worldwide announced today that Alonso has been promoted to the EiC's seat, putting him in charge of "all day-to-day aspects of Marvel's publishing division." According to the announcement...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General, General, General | Tags:  Axel Alonso, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Marvel Entertainment, Tom Brevoort

Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 12/10/2010

TRAILER OF THE WEEK: 'Thor' hammers home its presence

As Darren Aronofsky's anguished-ballerina film "Black Swan" moves into wider release, Marvel Studios oh-so-coincidentally leaps into theaters with another Natalie Portman role: The full trailer for "Thor" -- in which Portman's Jane Foster comforts the tortured Thor -- hits...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:01 PM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  Marvel Studios, Thor

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/17/2010

SARAH PALIN & MICHAEL BLOOMBERG power their way to America's comic-book covers [UPDATED]

(Marvel Entertainment) In the wake of the midterms, President Obama is even losing political ground on America's comic-book covers. Back in his halycon days of the inauguration, of course, Obama graced Marvel's Spider-Man (No. 583), a coveted issue that...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes, Superheroes | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Marvel Comics, Michael Bloomberg, Sarah Palin

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/15/2010

From HULK to 'ZITS': 4 Things We Learned This Week About Hollywood's Comics Projects

1. Now that he has his driver's license, Jeremy Duncan is in for one heckuva car chase. Word comes this week that "Zits" has been signed to a TV deal -- with no less than that mega-budget action master...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Bil Keane, Jeff Keane, Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Marmaduke, Marvel, Napoleon Dynamite, The Family Circus, The Incredible Hulk, Zits

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/26/2010

'FRANK CHO's WORLD': Pulling back the cover on the 'Liberty Meadows' cartoonist

Early this year, my fellow Postie Annys Shin came to me with a seemingly simple question: "What can you tell me about Frank Cho?" Simple question, sure, but mine turned out to be a one-hour answer. That's because for...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  Frank Cho, Liberty Meadows, Marvel

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 08/10/2010

People of Earth, Attention!: This 'Avengers' is the Fan Video of the Day

"People of Earth, attention! People of Earth, attention!... ...This is the voice from clearly the best video of the day. Last week brought the public unveiling of the "Avengers" teaser trailer that was straight outta Comic-Con. If anything, though,...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero's Premakes, Marvel Entertainment, Stan Lee, The Avengers, Timely Comics

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 08/10/2010

Broadway's troubled 'SPIDER-MAN' musical to open in December

REEVE CARNEY (Associated Press / Marvel Entertainment) Broadway's "Spidey sense" can stop tingling. For now, at least, the seriously costly musical about Peter Parker might finally be out of danger. The producers of "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" said...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:42 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes | Tags:  Andrew Garfield, Marvel Entertainment, Reeve Carney, Spider-Man

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/02/2010

The apple of our eyesore: Check out THIS Marvel cover for a real surprise

Murphy's Law, meet Newton's Flaw. On Marvel's "S.H.I.E.L.D." book out this week, the cover (No. 3 Variant edition) is striking for at least several reasons. One reason is Dustin Weaver's beautiful artwork. Another reason is the equally eye-catching typo....

By Michael Cavna  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book | Tags:  Marvel Comics, S.H.I.E.L.D.

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2010

Geek Central sizes up the full 'Avengers' cast

(Getty Images) As earlier rumored, Mark Ruffalo indeed took the Hall H stage as your new Hulk. And with that, Marvel Studios completed its A-list "Avengers" casting just in time for an astride-the-stage group pic that looks vaguely like...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Marvel Studios, The Avengers

Posted at 12:27 AM ET, 07/24/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: Will Mark Ruffalo make Hulking news Saturday?

Let the paparazzi and pap media fret over Brad Pitt's Comic-Con no-show. The actor -- make that Actor -- we most hope makes an appearance this weekend is: Mark Ruffalo. Because if Ruffalo shows, that all but guarantees that...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:27 AM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Ed Norton, Joss Whedon, Mark Ruffalo, Marvel Entertainment, The Avengers, The Hulk

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/02/2010

SPIDER-SENSES: 7 Reasons Why Andrew Garfield Might Surprise as Spidey

One hour you're a relatively little-known actor, the next you're a trending topic on Twitter outpacing even a Bieber. Such is the power and profile of being the latest young talent to fill a franchise suit. This morning, of...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes, Superheroes, Superheroes | Tags:  Andrew Garfield, Sony/Columbia/Marvel, Spider-Man

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 07/01/2010

THIS JUST IN: Hollywood's new Spider-Man is...Andrew Garfield

NEW POST: 7 Reasons Why Andrew Garfield Might Surprise as Spidey Who is inheriting the Spidey suit in the post-Tobey Maguire reboot? It's not the oft-rumored Jamie Bell or Josh Hutcherson -- nor the rogue-campaigning Donald Glover -- who...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:27 PM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Marvel, Spider-Man

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/23/2010

BOX OFFICE: 'Shrek' 4 opens a little less green with $71M debut [UPDATED]

DreamWorks Animation UPDATE: "Shrek Forever After" was tops at the domestic box office this weekend by earning $71.3-million, according to studio estimates -- but not even new villain Rumpelstiltskin could spin the franchise's first 3-D film into record gold....

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  DreamWorks Animation SKG, Iron Man 2, Marvel/Paramount, Shrek Forever After

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010

5 HOT LINKS: Of Marvel's iPad app & Neal Adams's new Batman

Catching up to five of our fave links of the week... 1. "APP-TAIN AMERICA": On the cusp of lines snaking around Apple stores on Saturday -- in search of the (allegedly) mighty mighty iPad -- Marvel Comics drops news...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Batman, Bruce Beattie, David Horsey, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Drew Litton, Jerry Holkins, Marvel Comics iPad, Mike Krahulik, Mike Thompson, Neal Adams, Neil Gaiman, Penny Arcade, Seth MacFarlane, Tom Toles