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Marvel’s Got an Asian Problem and It’s Not Getting Any Better

One of the latest Marvel casting rumors making the rounds is that Michael Barbieri’s Spider-Man: Homecoming character is based on Ganke Lee, who, in the comics, is the best friend of Miles Morales. Not regular Spider-Man, better known as Peter Parker. In the comics, Ganke Lee is a pudgy Korean-American who looks like…

This Year’s Biggest Superhero Movies Are All About America’s Descent into Fascism

A few days ago, many people were shocked—shocked!—at a pair of new studies that found that many Americans have authoritarian tendencies. They want a strong leader, who can sort out “those” people. This went against everything we had lazily chosen to believe about America! But it’s also pretty apparent if you pay any…

Patsy Walker's Brand New Comic Book Is A Delightful Surprise

Hellcat’s new comic isn’t just for fans of Patsy “Trish” Walker’s awesome appearance in Jessica Jones. It’s not even particularly for long term fans of Patsy as a character. Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! joins a rare breed in the mainstream comic world: It’s a book that’s genuinely for everyone, and a delight to read.

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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.

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…