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The Punisher’s Logo Can’t Be Turned Into a Symbol for Black Lives Matter or Real World Justice

For years now, American police officers and members of various branches of the American military have used Marvel Comics’ Punisher skull logo as a symbol to represent their own personal ideologies about what it means to be a person wielding a weapon. Those ideologies, interpreted through the lens of the logo, are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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As the Punisher Skull Re-Emerges on Cops in U.S. Protests, Marvel Comics Reckons With Its Imagery

The appropriation of comic book character Frank Castle’s skull emblem by police and the military has been an ongoing issue for Marvel Entertainment as it wrestles with the questionable embrace of the anti-hero’s extrajudicial violence by real state and federal employees. But as the “Punisher skull” has re-emerged on…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Guide to Star Wars Comics That Can Help Fill the Clone Wars-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

Star Wars: The Clone Wars has now ended, bringing about closure to our definitive understanding of a conflict and characters that fundamentally shaped the sci-fi saga. And not just the prequels but everything from Rebels to The Mandalorian, much further beyond the original three movies. Missing it already? Have no…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Guide to Star Wars Comics That Can Help Fill the Clone Wars-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

Star Wars: The Clone Wars has now ended, bringing about closure to our definitive understanding of a conflict and characters that fundamentally shaped the sci-fi saga. And not just the prequels but everything from Rebels to The Mandalorian, much further beyond the original three movies. Missing it already? Have no…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Guide to Star Wars Comics That Can Help Fill the Clone Wars-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

Star Wars: The Clone Wars has now ended, bringing about closure to our definitive understanding of a conflict and characters that fundamentally shaped the sci-fi saga. And not just the prequels but everything from Rebels to The Mandalorian, much further beyond the original three movies. Missing it already? Have no…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Tacky Branding Is Not the Way Back from the Coronavirus Shutdown

Like many other branches of the entertainment industry’s consumer-facing side, comic book shops have been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic. Millions of people are staying home, and in many cases shuttering their businesses, for fear of risking exposure to a currently incurable virus that’s killed hundreds of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Marvel’s Next Mobile Game Is An All-Star Open-World RPG

Revealed during the “Marvel Mystery Panel” at PAX East Sunday afternoon, Marvel Future Revolution is an open-world role-playing game featuring iconic characters in all sorts of funky outfits. Easy, Marvel and Netmarble, some of us still haven’t gotten over the death of Marvel Heroes. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Ending His Lengthy Run Writing Black Panther

Since 2016, Ta-Nehisi Coates has been Marvel’s flagship writer for Black Panther, a run that has encompassed 68 issues across several series, including two different runs of Black Panther. In that time, the Wakandan king has gone from royal intrigue to space opera. Now, Coates is stepping away from the character that…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Adding Squirrel Girl To Marvel’s Contest Of Champions Doesn’t Seem Fair

 Marvel’s Contest of Champions is a competitive mobile fighting game in which Marvel comics heroes and villains compete for dominance on a universal scale. With the extraordinary power to kick butts and eat nuts, Doreen Green is the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. There is no reason to play Contest of Champions on iOS or…Read more… Continue […]

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Thor’s Avengers Game Comic Book Is A Fresh Take On A Classic Brawl

Last month’s Marvel Avengers: Iron Man comic established the Avengers in Square Enix’ upcoming video game as a superhero team rife with internal tension. In Marvel Avengers: Thor #1, out this week, Thor’s trickster brother Loki amplifies that tension into all-out brawl between two of Earth’s mightiest heroes. It feels…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Our Favorite Comics of 2019

Another year has come to an end, and we wouldn’t have gotten here without some pretty incredible comics to read along the way. We’ve had new dawns and final ends, epic sagas and intimate tales, serious drama and serious silliness. But above all, we’ve had some serious fun—and these series are the ones we had […]

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The Avengers Game Has A Tie-In Comic About How The Team’s Troubles Started

Square Enix’s upcoming Avengers video game begins with a tragic mission that tears the superhero team apart. In issue one of Marvel’s Avengers: Iron Man, the first official tie-in comic book for the game, we learn that the team’s falling out starts long before the game begins. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What You Need to Know About Star Wars’ Imperial Inquisitorius

Jedi: Fallen Order presents Star Wars fans with a foe that may be a bit unfamiliar to them, as young Jedi purge survivor Cal Kestis goes up against the sinister agents of the Emperor known as the Inquistorius. But these saber-spinning acolytes already have a rich and tragic place in Star Wars’ canon. Here’s what […]

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What You Need to Know About Star Wars’ Imperial Inquisitorius

Jedi: Fallen Order presents Star Wars fans with a foe that may be a bit unfamiliar to them, as young Jedi purge survivor Cal Kestis goes up against the sinister agents of the Emperor known as the Inquistorius. But these saber-spinning acolytes already have a rich and tragic place in Star Wars’ canon. Here’s what […]

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Resistance Reborn Is an Exquisite Payoff to 4 Years of Star Wars’ Reborn Expanded Universe

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm and swept aside the old Star Wars expanded universe to create its own canon, there was plenty of outrage at the loss of such a swath of materials—ranging from the excellent to the completely nonsensical—to make way for a diluted re-do. But its latest entry makes good on so much of […]

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When I Was A Kid, Spider-Man On Genesis Was The Scariest Shit

Like a lot of people around this time of year, I spend a lot of October thinking about being frightened. This is pretty new for me. I was a nervous, fearful kid who grew up as a teen in a religious home, so I spent my entire youth avoiding horror either by choice or by […]

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If You Like Comics, You Should Read Marvel’s House of X and Powers of X

For the past 11 weeks, I have eagerly awaited Wednesday mornings in a way I haven’t in a very long time. I’m a longtime comic book reader, and since Wednesdays are when new comics come out, I’m always a little excited—but this has been different. There’s something special going on in the world of X-Men […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Novel Crafts a Fresh Mythology from Slavery, Sci-Fi, and Hip-Hop

Last week, Ta-Nehisi Coates was in his kitchen, peeling and cutting carrots that his wife had brought from the farmer’s market. This week, he’s putting The Water Dancer—the novel that marks his literary fiction debut—out into the world. One of those things makes him very nervous.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Marvel Studios May Have Its New Hawkeye: Oscar-Nominee Hailee Steinfeld

The best thing about Marvel Studios’ upcoming Hawkeye series is that Jeremy Renner isn’t the only main character. It’s also the story of Kate Bishop, a character who takes the mantle of Hawkeye in the comics. And now, Marvel Studios might have found her.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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