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Marvel's The Avengers
Marvel Comics’ untold story: Interview with Sean Howe
In Sean Howe’s masterful new book, hundreds of interviews with Marvel insiders yield an intriguing tale as gripping as any X-Men story arc.
| December 07, 2012
Review: Marvel's The Avengers
Even for a hard-ass like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the ultra-secret S.H.I.E.L.D agency, getting a billionaire genius in a metal suit, a scientist with a bad temper, a cryogenically preserved WWII warrior, a Norse god, and two secret agents
Awkward first steps
| May 04, 2012
The blockbusters bloom early in 2012
In keeping with the winter that never was, summer comes early this year — on movie screens, at least, if not meteorologically — with the big blockbusters that usually wait until Memorial Day now appearing in March.
Springboard to summer
| March 02, 2012
Masters of reality
The literature on Black Sabbath — already extensive — will continue to grow, as we try, try, try again to wrap our poor noggins around the irreducibly cosmic fact of this band.
It's a Sabbath-palooza in print and on film
| November 11, 2011
Now that the Oscars are over, let's get dumb.
Spring pimps for summer
| March 12, 2010
Iron Man 2 pics leaked
Iron Man 2 pictures have been making the rounds. We've known about War Machine for a while, but now we finally get to see Scarlett...
| December 04, 2009
Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Comic-book games are all about wish-fulfillment: What comic book fan hasn't dreamed of laying the telekinetic smack down Dark Phoenix-style, or flinging a few of Gambit's explosive cards?
Marvel's "Secret War" comes to consoles
| October 02, 2009
Wish-fulfillment for a burning world
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
| December 08, 2008
Our superheroes, ourselves
Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
| July 09, 2008
I Am Iron Man (Sorta)
Princeton, you can keep your Batman. (Frankly, his costume could use a little work, anyway.)
MIT’s most famous fictional alum, Tony Stark, has some real-life rivals
| January 01, 1900
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