Jessica Jones Has Given Us Marvel's Greatest Live-Action Villain by Far

Marvel’s live-action adaptations have a fantastic track record. Great action, a willingness to taken even some truly bizarre comic book heroes and turn them into relatable figures, and so on. But there’s one area they usually falter in: their villains. That is, until they completely nailed it with Jessica Jones. »Yesterday 3:43pm11/30/15 3:43pm


Jessica Jones Is a Show About Trauma That Doesn't Skip Over The Complexity of PTSD

Plenty of media narratives touch on trauma and recovery nowadays, and PTSD has become a common trope. But in real life, everybody deals with trauma differently—and Marvel’s new series Jessica Jones actually shows the vast array of responses that people can have to traumatic events. »11/25/15 2:12pm11/25/15 2:12pm

Netflix's Jessica Jones Is a Complex Portrait of a Woman Undone

Jessica Jones, the second of Netflix’s original series drawn from Marvel comics, is the smartest entry into television’s already crowded cast of superheroes. Created by Melissa Rosenberg, best known for writing the Twilight movies, and starring the sardonic Krysten Ritter, the show is a slow unravelling of a familiar… »11/23/15 12:00pm11/23/15 12:00pm

Ronda Rousey Could Play the Next Marvel Superhero

Ronda Rousey has been vocal about her interest in portraying a certain Marvel superhero. When asked which one she was interested in during an August Reddit AMA, Rousey said she’d like to vie for the role of Captain Marvel. Shortly after, the unbeaten UFC women’s bantamweight champion posted several fan-art renditions… »10/04/15 4:00pm10/04/15 4:00pm

Help! My Partner Is Addicted to Collecting Toys and It's Freaking Me Out

Hey, folks! Sorry to dispense with my normal nonsense, but I got a really important letter that I‘m very excited to share. I don’t get a ton of letters dealing with real issues, but I’m always happy to try to help. If you only read this for silliness, don’t worry—there’s still an insane Mad Max theory and the world’s… »9/03/15 4:48pm9/03/15 4:48pm

Wonder Woman Has a New Director and It's Not Angelina Jolie

After Michelle MacLaren left her role as director of the new Wonder Woman movie, rumors swirled that superwoman Angelina Jolie would be taking the reigns. That speculation has been squashed now that Patty Jenkins, whose past work includes Monster, The Killing and Entourage, is confirmed to direct the female superhero… »4/16/15 11:50am4/16/15 11:50am

​The Real Problems With This Controversial Batgirl Cover

Hello, my friends and potential food source. Spring is dawning here in the post-apocalypse, with its requisite rain showers, blooming flowers, and of course, the cannibal horselords of Old Sante Fe. Now who wants to talk about how incredibly awful that Joker variant cover of Batgirl #41 is? I sure do! »3/18/15 2:59pm3/18/15 2:59pm

Agent Carter's Showrunner Spills What's Next For Our New Favorite Spy

We loved, loved, loved last week's lady-centric Agent Carter premiere — so much that we immediately got Michele Fazekas, one of the series showrunners, on the phone to spill all the delicious details she was allowed to reveal about this season. Here's the scoop (small spoilers ahead). »1/12/15 3:49pm1/12/15 3:49pm

Marvel Cancels Artist's Upcoming Covers After Spider-Woman Butt Fiasco

The comic book industry is not particularly well-known for portraying women in a non- insanely-sexualized manner (you can't fight crime without a boob window, as we have all observed over the years). Even given that, a recent Spider-Woman cover somehow managed to slink under the world's already-low expectations with… »9/23/14 5:45pm9/23/14 5:45pm