Everything You Need to Know About the Fantastic Four's Disappearance From Marvel Comics

After a few years away, Marvel Comics triumphantly announced that the complete and original Fantastic Four team—Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm, and Johnny Storm—would be reunited in their own ongoing comic series. Confused about how Marvel’s First Family actually went away in the first place? Here’s what you need…

Everything You Need to Know About the Klingons, Star Trek's Ever-Changing Space Warriors

Klingons are one of the most iconic Star Trek alien races. In 51 years they’ve evolved from deceptive villains to honorable allies—and now, with the arrival of Star Trek: Discovery this week, they’re becoming spiritual warriors once again, at odds with our heroes. Here’s everything you need to know about the past,…

Everything You Need to Know About Marvel's Iron Fist Before His Netflix TV Debut

In less than a month, martial arts superhero Danny Rand is heading to Netflix for his own TV show—and he’s being heralded as “the fourth Defender” as much as he is by his actual hero name, the immortal Iron Fist. He’s had a long history in Marvel Comics, both on his own and as a partner in crime-fighting. So here’s…

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The Bizarre History of Legion, One of Marvel's Most Powerful Mutants

Tomorrow, FX launches its first X-Men-inspired TV show: Legion, which follows the seemingly indescribable life of David Haller, a man who thinks he either has vast psychic powers or he’s going insane. But despite some major ties to equally major X-Men characters, Haller—a.k.a. Legion—is relatively unknown. Here’s what…

Your Guide to Cable, Marvel Comics' Living Embodiment of Time-Travel Nonsense

Deadpool 2 is looking to finally bring Cable from the pages of Marvel comics to the big screen. But there’s one daunting aspect of that—how do you explain a comic book history as complex and as absurd as Cable has? For now, it sounds like the answer is to avoid as much of it as possible. Allow us to explain why that’s…

A Guide to the Epic Scifi Movie Valérian, and the Fantastic European Comics That Inspired It

Not many people in the U.S. will know that Luc Besson’s lavish new scifi epic, Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is actually yet another movie adaptation of a hit comic book. This is mainly because Valerian the comic was never a hit in the U.S., although it’s been one of Europe’s best-loved scifi series for…

Everything You Need to Know About X-23, and Why Her Appearance in Logan Is So Important

The first trailer for Logan dropped this morning, giving us confirmation of the long-standing rumor that comic book hero Laura Kinney—a.k.a. X-23—will be in the movie. If that name doesn’t ring a bell for you, we’re here to help: it’s because little Laura could end up being the key to the future of Wolverine on the…

Everything You Need to Know About Agents of SHIELD's New Ghost Rider

Tomorrow night, Agents of SHIELD is back for its fourth season—and it’s bringing with it the arrival of the show’s biggest comic book connection yet: Ghost Rider. But this isn’t the character famously (or infamously) played in the movies by Nic Cage. Here’s what you need to know about this new Ghost Rider before he…