Comic Riffs: marvel comics


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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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