#Comicsgate: How an Anti-Diversity Harassment Campaign in Comics Got Ugly and Profitable

In some ways, it began with the milkshakes. In July of 2017, five days after the death of groundbreaking comics publisher Flo Steinberg, a group of Marvel Comics female staff went out for milkshakes to celebrate her legacy. One of them, Heather Antosat the time an assistant editor at the company working on The Unbelievable […]

5 Characters With Stupid Origin Stories Nobody Talks About

Not every character needs a gritty origin story. Han Solo is a roguish smuggler, and learning that he started skirting the law by stealing space drugs to save his space mom from space cancer isn’t going to teach us anything new about him. Most movies know this, and thus provide the bare minimum of exposition […]

Here are the mutants in Deadpool 2’s superhero team X-Force

Image: 20th Century Fox Deadpool is back! With the first official Deadpool 2 trailer, Marvel has reunited us with our favorite irreverent, wisecracking mercenary. SEE ALSO: The ‘Deadpool 2’ trailer is bloody, explicit, and meta as f*ck The second movie tasks Deadpool with protecting a young boy (Julian Dennison) from Cable (Josh Brolin), a mutant […]

How Fast Can a Tiny Van Go in Ant-Man and the Wasp?

Instead of just showing the rolling thing, I am going to analyze this. If I use Tracker Video Analysis, I can find both the angular position (how much it has rotated) and the horizontal position. Here is a plot of position vs. angle. Oh, it's important to notice that the spool rolls without slipping. But […]

Black Panther Slays Hollywood Bias With Broad Ticket Appeal

If “Wonder Woman” proved filmgoers of all ages and genders would go see a female superhero flick, Marvel’s “Black Panther” is poised to do the same with an African-American protagonist in a supersuit. The film could generate about $205 million in its debut over the extended President’s Day weekend in the U.S., according to Box […]

Angela Bassett Teases Possible Plot For ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

Wakandan Queen Mother Angela Bassett may have some some tea to spill about the plot of a “Black Panther” sequel. “I didn’t die,” she said between laughs. “The queen lives.” “We have no more herb left,” she said. “Shuri will figure it out. My daughter will figure it out.” The theory is a popular one. The […]

What Black Panther Means to Black Boys and Girls

Chadwick Bosemans TChalla made his movie debut in 2016s Ryan Cooglers solo film about the prince/protector of fictional Wakanda. As details emerged about the projectfrom the intense research undertaken to authentically incorporate African culture into the narrative, to a cast of stellar black actors and actresses assembled to bring this ambitious story to the screenfans […]

Democrats should be more like Superman

America, 2018: Waiting for old-school Superman.Image: Warner Bros/DC Comics/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Growing up as a comics fan in the UK, I loved Superman more than any other superhero. But even as an impressionable kid I’d wince at his corny catchphrase — that he was fighting for “truth, justice and the American way.” The first two seemed too […]

The best order to watch all 14 Marvel animated movies

Iron Man Spider-ManFantastic FourMarvel got into the animated movie game long before it started releasing live-action films. Two years before the world met Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, Marvel debuted its first feature-length cartoon, releasing a total of 15 separate animated features since. Spanning classic comics storylines and a wide range of animation styles, each […]