Pierre Comtois breaks down the first ten years of Marvel into three phases and the comics that epitomize them in his Field Guide.
Twomorrows gives the Modern Masters treatment to John Romita Jr. , who is doing a fine job in living up to his father’s rich artistic legacy at Marvel Comics.
X-ray vision is pretty useful, and the Batmobile is one sweet ride, but there’s something about a high-flying, heavily-armored man with a drinking problem that really captures Steve Stav’s imagination.
Still depressed over that last Spider-Man movie? Matthew Moyer recommends you pick up this collection of interviews with Spidey artist extraordinaire Romita and travel back to a simpler time in Marvel Comics. Face it tiger, this is your lucky day!
“Flame on!” With that iconic phrase, Marvel Comics’ first super-group – the Fantastic Four – finally make their appearance on the big screen this summer. Can Tim Story’s presentation of the classic comic book possibly live up to the hype? More importantly, does the movie reach Spider-Man levels of filmmaking genius…or will it join Hulk and Elektra in the dustbin of superhero duds? Our resident Jack Kirby worshipper, Steve Stav , just might have the answer.
Hulk finally has movie. Hulk becomes Ang Lee’s cinematic plaything. Hulk smash – or does he? Steve Stav, resident Marvel Comics afficionado, explores the effects of gamma radiation in his green-tinted review.
Director Sam Raimi brings the Marvel Comics hero who “does whatever a spider can” to the big screen for the first time. Can he swing from a thread? Take a look at Ben Varkentine’s review to find out!
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