Women star in 7 of 10 top-selling Marvel Comixology books in March

Ms. Marvel

Digital comics sales figures are tough to come by, as for some reason, Comixology and/or publishers treat them like they’re some sort of state secret. Thus, it’s hard to tell exactly how well they’re selling, especially against traditional paper books. Still, some estimates are occasionally offered, along with actual sales rankings (if not numbers). Comixology’s … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for February 2015

Squirrel Girl #2

Here’s what’s of interest from Marvel for February 2015. A full list of solicitations may be found here. Comics Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #5, $4 SHIELD #3, $4 All-New Captain America #4, $4 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2, $4 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #10, $4 Trade paperbacks All-New Ultimates, vol. 2: No Gods, No … Read more

Marvel announces its “Phase 3” film slate: Black Panther! Captain Marvel! Inhumans!

Captain Marvel film logo

Marvel today announced the “Phase 3” film releases for its upcoming films (the “Marvel Cinematic Universe”). The film schedule has some welcome surprises: May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 July 28, 2017: Untitled Spider-Man movie November 3, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok May 4, … Read more

Why diversity among A-listers matters: the new Thor and Captain America

Sam Wilson as Captain America

Much has been written about this by everyone else over the past week, but I guess I’m obligated to chime in as well. Marvel’s announced plans to replace Captain America and Thor. For Thor, a woman will be assuming the role of the Mighty One after Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) rejects him as being “unworthy” of … Read more

Cartoons at the box office: “Smaug” desolates “Anchorman”

MacBook, notepad, and iPhone

This weekend before Christmas is seeing a fair amount of competition, with various new films opening or being released widely. However, “The Hobbit” sequel “Desolation of Smaug” is still #1 this weekend, taking in $31.4 million and earning $127.5 million to date. “Anchorman 2,” despite its massive marketing hype, only came in at #2 with … Read more