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The Painful Poetry of My Favourite Daredevil Comics

In the 1980s, Marvel Comics editor Denny O’Neil had a problem: superstar writer Frank Miller was leaving Daredevil, the book he turned into a runaway sales hit. O’Neil had to find someone to write the book after Miller’s red-hot run. Ultimately, he started scripting the Man Without Fear’s book himself, turning out my favourite run on Marvel’s blind superhero. Read More >>

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Iron Fist Season 2 Introduces a Cavalcade of New Characters From Marvel’s Comics

The way Netflix’s Marvel shows gradually introduce certain B and C-level supporting characters from the comic books into their universes has always been one of the most interesting things about them. Iron Fist’s second season continues in this tradition, but the specific characters introduced here could portend major things on the horizon for Marvel’s street-level heroes. Read More >>

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All the Incredible New Comic Series to Cosy Up With This Autumn

We’re finally free from the sweltering heat of summer. Autumn is nearly upon us, with its falling leaves, cool breeze, and the saintly scent of petrichor in the air. We’re not scientists, but we’re pretty sure it’s scientific fact that these are the perfect conditions to read a tonne of new comics in. Good thing there are some on the way! Read More >>

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West Coast Avengers Is the Team-Up Book I Didn’t Know I Needed Right Now

Superhero team-up series are, by their very nature, grand affairs. They’re about mighty heroes worthy of (and/or currently) starring in their own series, coming together to face insurmountable odds as something more than they are. West Coast Avengers is also like that, but scaled down to an endlessly charming point. Read More >>

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Marvel’s New Ironheart Series Is Being Written by Eve Ewing

Never let it be said that social media can’t play a role in enacting change in the real world. After months of people clamouring for it to happen, a black woman is joining Marvel Comics’ ranks to pen a new ongoing series for Riri Williams (aka Ironheart). Read More >>

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Venom Should Be a Horror Movie Where the Monster Wins

Diehard Spider-Man fans will swear up and down that there’s no way to make a movie about Eddie Brock and Venom without Peter Parker, but that’s really not the case. Sony’s upcoming Venom standalone movie is the perfect opportunity to prove that the character can be much more compelling and nuanced when it’s anything other than a Spider-Man villain. Read More >>

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A Short, Uncomplicated Guide to Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson’s Long, Complicated Love Life

Few couples in comic book history come close to the stature of Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker. Even though they haven’t actually been a couple in the comics for over a decade – something that could be about to change – Pete and MJ’s relationship has been one of the most dramatic and beloved in comics. Given that their complicated history might be about to resume once more, here’s a brief rundown of their shared past. Read More >>

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The Perplexing Legal Saga of Stan Lee Continues With Dropped Pow! Lawsuit

Two months ago amid increasingly public turmoil about his private life, Stan Lee announced he planned to sue Pow! Entertainment—the media company he co-founded in 2001—for allegedly stealing his identity. Now, that’s no longer the case, as Lee has dropped the lawsuit in the wake of other legal battles the beloved comics icon is embroiled in. Read More >>

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Comic Book Legend Steve Ditko Is Dead

Legendary comic book creator and artist Steve Ditko has died at the age of 90. Read More >>

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Harlan Ellison Wrote One of the Best Daredevil Stories Ever

The first place I fell in love with the late, beloved science fiction author Harlan Ellison was in comics. Specifically, it was in Daredevil #208, a comic I obsessively read over and over again when I was a kid. After re-reading it last night, I can definitely state that it holds up extremely well. Read More >>

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A Guide to Deadpool 2’s X-Force, and Their Comic Origins

Deadpool 2 is upon us, in which the Merc with a Mouth has to form a team of his own to fight off Cable—the X-Force. The team has an important history in the comics, and although Deadpool 2's version is a little different, it’s still packed with new faces that have some Marvel Comics history. Here’s what you should know before sitting down in cinemas. Read More >>

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5 Great Deadpool Stories That Are About More Than Just Humour

Deadpool 2 is finally upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to dig into the Merc with a Mouth’s comic book backlog? We’ve got some suggestions, but with a twist — these aren’t the hilarious, bizarre adventures that usually star the quirky antihero. These are the stories that explore why Wade Wilson is such a compelling character, even beyond the quips and violence. Read More >>

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The Last Jedi Comic Adaptation Adds Another Heartwrenching Wrinkle to Luke Skywalker

There’s already plenty of sadness and regret in the story of Luke Skywalker when we meet him in The Last Jedi. But Marvel’s new adaptation of the film plays with a certain aspect of Luke’s tragedy in a very interesting way — and it uses the death of Han Solo to do so. Read More >>

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In a New Video, Stan Lee Threatens to Sue Anyone Reporting on Claims of Alleged Elder Abuse

Though Stan Lee has been largely missing from the public eye in the months since his wife’s death last summer, troubling reports have been surfacing about his well-being. Now the 95-year-old is speaking out through a new video in which he threatens legal action against those reporting on his life. Read More >>