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We shouldn’t forgive and forget the Disney/Sony fiasco

Jessie Imhoff // October 7, 2019

When it was announced that Spider-Man was coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for at least one more solo movie, people across the world rejoiced. As a big fan of the MCU and the newest Spider-Man...

The two leading comic book creators, DC and Marvel, have created some of the most beloved characters in popular culture. Images from Wikipedia.

Arts in Review Podcast: Superhero movies continue evolving from comic book roots

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson // October 14, 2018

This week on "Arts in Review" we're back with a discussion about the myths and legends of modern-day superheroes. The last decade has been packed with movies based on comic books. Some get the idea right,...

The Secret War suit available in the new release, Marvels Spider-Man. Image courtesy of Sony.

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” will wow longtime fans

Alex Coba // September 12, 2018

Friendly neighborhood superhero, Spider-Man, is here to save the day yet again in a brand new adventure. One of the greatest of its kind that has been released in a long time. Insomniac Games' newest PlayStation...

TChalla and Killmonger face to face.
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‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

Ulises Duenas // February 18, 2018

"Black Panther" feels more like a spy movie than a superhero one, but it makes for one of the best movies in Marvel's cinematic universe. The fictional country of Wakanda is filled with political intrigue,...

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Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ comes to Netflix

George Johnston // November 16, 2015

On Nov. 20, Netflix will be releasing its newest series "Jessica Jones."   Based on the "Alias" comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones isn't your typical superhero....

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Marvel fans unite for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Erin Vierra // May 3, 2015

The Marvel cinematic universe is one that everyone would love to be a part of. A place where heroes and gods come together to bring peace and order to a chaotic world. Ever since "Iron Man" came...

The Peter Parker Spider-Man fights with the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man. Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Press Pause: Embrace diversity, change in comic books

George Johnston // March 25, 2015

"Embrace Change" was the tagline for the 2008 Marvel Comics event "Secret Invasion," where the shape-shifting alien Skrulls tried to infiltrate and take over the Earth. As a comic book reader, I...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Andrew Garfield: the true Spider-Man

Megan Mann // January 24, 2015

Andrew Garfield is my bae, and if he and Emma Stone weren't absolutely perfect together I'd be on him faster than a 13-year-old girl on Justin Bieber. So when I heard that Spider-Man might be released...

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