"Marvel has put the power in the hands of the fans
by making thousands of comics—ranging from Golden Age classics to the most recent Marvel masterpieces—available online, including the first 100 issues of FANTASTIC FOUR and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN plus so much more." If Marvel's not your thing, you can always while away untold hours here
posted by jbickers
on Nov 13, 2007 -
Co-creator of Spider-Man
, Steve Ditko
is famous for weird
, distinctive art
, his 1966 departure from Marvel Comics
, and granting very few interviews in
the course of his decades
, preferring to let creations
such as The Creeper
, the Objectivism
-inspired Mr. A
, and Squirrel Girl
speak for him.
Okay, Squirrel Girl not so much.
turns the spotlight on the artist in the BBC4 documentary
, In Search of Steve Ditko
. Did they find him?
Well, that's The Question
, isn't it?
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Sep 23, 2007 -
of Marvel Comic's Civil War
storyline is that after a hero-related disaster, the government decides to force all superheroes to register, causing a split in the hero community. While heroes debate and decide which side to join, fans debate
whether or not the cross-over series is actually any good. Clearly, Christopher Bird
falls squarely on one side and has attempted to "improve" the story by starting a project to edit the dialogue of the series. (1) (2) (3)
(4) (5) (6)
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Feb 9, 2007 -
, for many of us, has been a tried and true character which many of us have grown up with. For my fellow comic geeks, I'm sure many of you will agree at having enjoyed the stories for many years. However, the recent "The Other"
storyline has harped on a series of evolutions(literally, not figuratively) that our webslinger has undergone of late. Of which an upcoming costume change
is the least.
posted by Doorstop
on Jan 31, 2006 -
How Marvel convinced us to cut up our comics “The program destroyed the value of countless Marvel comics of this era, and missing value stamps are the bane of serious Bronze Age collectors.”
¶ I was ten years old and I collected all 100 Series A Marvel Value Stamps
, so I totally grooved on this remarkably comprehensive site. Ironically, the coolest artifacts are the empty collector’s books
, which show off the artwork best, in glorius black & white & red, without the crappy colour printing of the era.
posted by KS
on Jun 7, 2005 -
Marvel Comics sues NCsoft and Cryptic Studios,
the makers of the online game City of Heroes
for player created content they feel infringes on their copyright. If Marvel wins the case, all game developers can expect to be held responsible for the behavior of their players. This case covers similar ground to the proposed Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act
, which is before a Senate Judiciary Committee. Introduced to crack down on illegal file sharing on peer-to-peer networks, the bill would hold technology companies liable for manufacturing products that encourage people to infringe copyrights. The language of the bill caused an uproar
among technology and consumer advocates who claimed it would kill innovation. If successful in their lawsuit, would Marvel be able to sue the makers of pens and pencils
for producing products that allow people to create pictures of copyrighted characters?
posted by Stuart_R
on Nov 16, 2004 -
Enter ... the Rawhide Kid!
Marvel is about to unveil the first openly gay gunslinger. Name's the Rawhide Kid. Its creators say it will likely be campy. With a name like that, how could it be anything but?
posted by risenc
on Dec 9, 2002 -
Captain America - Black Man.
Marvel has had its share of classics and stinkers this year - but this historical look how Captain America might have come to be sounds really smart.
posted by clango
on Jun 25, 2002 -
Want to read Marvel
comics without paying for them? Sign up
, a flash based comic download manager/viewer. You can read Spider-Man, X-Men, Elektra, Incredible Hulk and even issues of the new Wolverine Origin series all without the racking guilt of media "piracy". Ahoy, matey!
posted by will
on Jun 5, 2002 -
Marvel Comics ditches the Comics Code
- I haven't been with it
in terms of comics for about 10 years now, but I found this article to be fairly interesting. Apparently, "Marvel is growing up with the rest of the country"
(according to editor-in-chief Joe Quesada) by ditching the CCA
and introducing its own internal "ratings system." I can't decide whether to stodgy and support the campiness of what I grew up with (DC's "Crisis On Infinite Earths,"
for one) or agree that comics should change (Captain America in a "compromising sexual situation," though?)...or perhaps I shouldn't really care, considering the last "comic" I picked up was the Watchmen
graphic novel...and I have an inkling that not much out today could compare...
posted by tpl1212
on Oct 25, 2001 -
Marvel Comics Movies
It's about time. Being in college and having grown up with action cartoons like he-man and thundercats in the 80s it sickens me now to watch kids having to watch crap like power rangers and japanese anime. Where are these kids heroes??? Now that Michael Jordan is coming back to the NBA and now that these movies are being made, hopefully kids these days will have someone to look up to. A hero...something America could use right now.
posted by ryryslider
on Oct 17, 2001 -
Ang Lee to direct "Hulk"
Now that's a "green destiny" I can't wait to see. Sure hope it comes to fruition before the estimated theater date of 2003. And they're going to set it in Berkeley, Calif. -- schweet!
posted by allaboutgeorge
on Jan 12, 2001 -
Big Changes for the Web-Slinger and Children of the Atom!
In an effort to lure kids back to the quiet, almost antiquated pastime of reading paper magazines filled with stories about do-gooders, Marvel Comics announces an AMAZING re-organization of the X-MEN and SPIDER MAN. Yes, loyal arachno-fans, Peter Parker is going to start life anew as a "webmaster" for the Daily Bugle! The X-Men will go back to high school ... for MUTANTS! (PS: Captain America to be laid off.) Marvel's editor in chief announces other changes.
posted by rschram
on Nov 30, 2000 -
is reporting that the DC Comics company has pulped the entire print run of the fifth issue of LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
because it reprinted an actual Victorian-era ad for a douche syringe that included the word 'vaginal'. The maker of the syringe was the MARVEL CO. It's not clear whether DC publisher Paul Levitz destroyed the comic because of the term or the reference to Marvel. Marvel Comics
is, of course, DC Comics
' main competitor.
posted by bjennings
on Apr 28, 2000 -
Excelsior True Believers!
I have to hand it to that old bastard. Marvel's been a bit late in the game and they're still rather overboard design-wise, but Stan Lee's little hole in the wall on the 'Net ain't none too shabby. 7th Portal is just as cheesy as Stan Lee's always been, and just as heartwarming for an old comic bum like me. Anyone else like 7th Portal? Or am I the only one who has a copy of "Contest of Champions" 1-3?
posted by ZachsMind
on Mar 17, 2000 -