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Luke Cage Was Marvel’s Early Attempt to Evolve Its Own Superheroes

[This piece is excerpt from our superhero podcast It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast! Listen to the whole episode below.] The ’70s…

I’m a 15 year old girl. Here’s why I’m worried about Marvel’s New Iron Man.

As a teenage girl and comic book geek, I was so excited when I heard that Marvel’s new Iron Man character would be a 15-year-old…

Where to start reading comic books if you don’t know where to start

So, you’ve seen a few superhero movies, you liked them, and now you’re interested in reading the source material. Why not? The book’s always better than the…

How Spider-Man became Marvel’s biggest revolution.

Marvel’s most recognizable face has become so commonplace that his innovation gets lost in the shuffle

The ‘Civil War’ comics brought partisanship to the Marvel Universe.

This is excerpted from It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast!, our weekly superhero comics podcast. Listen to the whole episode below.  It’s hard to…

Why We Need Ms. Marvel Now More Than Ever

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an excerpt from our superhero podcast, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast! Listen to the whole thing below. …

Black Panther: More Than Just the First Black Superhero

How Marvel’s first black superhero shaped – and was shaped by – black America’s fight for liberation.

Justice Is Blind in ‘Daredevil’ and That’s the Least Of Its Problems

The pursuit of true justice is ultimately futile in season two of Marvel’s ‘Daredevil.’