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Who is the Female Thor?

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Last summer, Marvel made the stunning announcement that Thor was getting a makeover… into a woman. The internet cried out with reactions ranging from sheer horror to total female empowerment. No one was really certain how the change was going to happen until the comics hit shelves in September. Since ...

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Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #38: New Comics, From the All New Captain America to the Spiderverse


This week, we’re talking all about comics! With the recent influx of new Superhero books on shelves, it’s a great time for change in the comics landscape and the perfect time for new readers to jump on. We’re talking about everything from the new Superior Iron Man, All-New Captain America ...

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Marvel announces new ‘Captain America’, ‘Black Panther’ & ‘Captain Marvel’


Following a massive announcement by Warner Bros. regarding their slate of DC superhero films out through the end of the decade, Marvel, not to be outdone, released their own lineup in a press event Tuesday. Here’s the full lineup up through 2019, via Deadline: May 5, 2015 – Avengers: Age Of ...

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Thor #1 is Quite Worthy


 Thor #1 Written by Jason Aaron Drawn by Russell Dauterman Colors by Matthew Wilson Published by Marvel Comics Thor #1 has a cinematic feel to its writing and art that will ease new (and lapsed) fans into the status quo as well as shutting up people, who said “female Thor” was a gimmick. (They’ll probably still complain.) Jason Aaron and ...

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‘Ragnarok’ #1 Has Detailed Art, But an Average Story


Ragnarok #1 opens in a suitably operatic manner as Thor and the last remaining Asgardians hold their ground against the Midgard Serpent and the world-devouring wolf Fenrir. Writer/artist Walter Simonson quotes directly from the Icelandic epic Elder Edda and shows that he can still draw gods, trolls, and elves 28 years after his run on Thor wrapped up.

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Marvel’s Diversification of Classic Characters Opens Doors for a Brighter Future in Comics

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When talented writers and artists sit around and discuss new comic book characters they can create, how often in their conversations is it automatically assumed that the characters they’re thinking up are automatically white males unless stated otherwise? I am not a comic book creator, so I don’t have an ...

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Disney Blu-ray Roundup: ‘The Pirate Fairy’


The Pirate Fairy Directed by Peggy Holmes USA, 2014 I’m not typically fond of reviews in which the writer says, in effect, “This movie wasn’t made for me,” mostly because it seems like a way in which to award something a potentially undeserved free pass. This claim frequently crops up ...

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Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 is a Treat for Old and New Fans Alike


Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Lee Garbett Colorist: Nolan Woodard Publisher: Marvel Comics Because of his appearances in both Thor films and The Avengers as well as a prominent role in Kieron Gillen’s fan-favorite runs on Journey into Mystery and Young Avengers, Loki has gained quite the cult following. Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 (Loki #1 from here on out) ...

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To Better Know a Villain: Loki


Real Name Loki Laufeyson First Appearance Venus #6, August 1949 (historical); Journey into Mystery #85, October 1962 (modern). Powers and Abilities Loki is an accomplished sorcerer, capable of using magic to shapeshift, teleport, fly, generate energy blasts, ensorcell individuals, and more. Additionally, like most Asgardians, Loki possesses super-strength, durability, and ...

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Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 118: ‘Thor: The Dark World’


Friends, it’s hammer time. (Listen, someone was going to make that joke, so it might as well be made right here.) Yes, once more, your intrepid hosts of Mousterpiece Cinema jump into the ever-expanding pool known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This week, Josh and Gabe have their sights set ...

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Loki is the Hero that No One Knows About in Kieron Gillen’s Journey Into Mystery


Much like Grant Morrison killing Batman before one of the Christopher Nolan films came out, Marvel killed Loki before The Avengers movie debuted. Looking at the cinematic Marvel oeuvre, if there’s a character who has taken on a life of his own, it’s Loki. Tom Hiddleston’s performance of the upstart ...

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ enjoyable enough in spite of overly weighty mythology

Sometimes, it’s the small moments in which you find joy. So it goes with Thor: The Dark World, a movie that frequently botches the big-picture details but balances out the messiness on the whole with minute gags, throwaway lines, and offhand glances that are laid-back and assured. The returning cast members have enough built-in chemistry, and the script has enough moments of genuine wit and cleverness, that Thor: The Dark World doesn’t sink despite being weighed down with an enormously, unnecessarily convoluted story.

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