Quicksilver: No Surrender Is Giving the Maximoff Twins Some Much-Needed Depth

Before they were Avengers, members of Magneto’s evil mutant Brotherhood, or the subjects of the High Evolutionary’s twisted experiments, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff were family—twins—and the only people in the world looking out for one another. The currently running Marvel Comic series Quicksilver: No Surrender is…

The Fantastic Four's Return Is Less Literal Than You Might Have Expected

It’s here—after three years of waiting, filled with rumors as to the drama that potentially kept them away, today marks the release of Fantastic Four #1, and with it, the long-awaited return of Marvel’s First Family. Sort of. Kind of. There is a theme of coming home in this issue, but not quite in the way you’d…

The Origins of Rogue Squadron Now Have a Much Closer Bond to the Star Wars Movies

In the old Star Wars canon, Rogue Squadron—the legendary group of Rebel pilots who faced impossible odds and defied fate on the regular as ace pilot heroes—had a rather pedestrian origin. But now Rogue Group has been given its official, Disney-era origin, and it’s gotten a major connection to the new Star Wars movies…

The Infinity Wars Comic's Most Shocking Reveal Gives Us Curious Ideas on How Avengers 4 Might Play Out

Even though much of the tonal and stylistic inspiration for the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes directly from the publisher’s Ultimate universe line, it’s rare that its comics and movies interact all that directly aside from a handful of film tie-ins. But the new issue of Infinity Wars is raising our eyebrows just a…

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…

The New Era of Star Wars Has Revitalized Darth Vader in the Best, Most Frightful Way

Within the context of most Star Wars movies, Darth Vader has been a figure that is both tragic and fearsome in equal measure. But in the decades since his first appearance, Vader’s reputation as a terrifying villain has been diminished by the other side of Star Wars: its equally petrifying ability to turn everything…

Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin's Relationship Is Fascinatingly Messed Up

One of the most striking visuals in Star Wars: A New Hope is that of a man like Grand Moff Tarkin—curt, elderly, and in officer’s gear—flanked by the fearsome, gigantic black armor of Darth Vader. It’s a strange duo made all the more fascinating by the former’s surprising dominance over the latter. It’s a relationship…

The Weirdest and Most Wonderful Alternate Dimensions in the Marvel and DC Universes

Comics are filled with alternate realities—that’s why they call them multiverses, after all. While strange, most of these worlds are just variations of the primary universe, where Superman landed in Russia instead of America, or the radioactive spider bit Gwen Stacy, and so on. But underneath all those realities lies…

A New Era of Amazing Spider-Man Could Be Bringing Back a Welcome Part of Peter's Past

Spider-Man goes through changes, just like every other comic book superhero—people come and go from his life, his circumstances change, hell, sometimes the spirit of his dying archnemesis takes over his body for a bit like it’s no big deal. But Peter’s latest shift in the status quo might be a welcome one for many.

Pow! Regains Control of Stan Lee's Twitter Account, Promises Full Transparency

Stan Lee’s personal and professional well-being has been in question for months, but some things seem to finally be settling down. Just two days after Lee announced he was dropping his $1 billion lawsuit against Pow! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, the company has announced it’s once again running Lee’s Twitter…

The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

If you’ve heard a rumbling sound recently, it’s probably the tumultuous herald announcing that, oh god, San Diego Comic-Con is next week. That doesn’t just mean new trailers, crazy cosplay, and wild panels, though; it means there will be so many cool and expensive toys you can try and get. Here’s a few (dozen) of our…

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 entity. Now, that’s no longer the case, as Lee has dropped the lawsuit in the wake of other legal battles the beloved comics…