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Why Disney Needs to Rehire James Gunn Why Disney Needs to Rehire James Gunn

Right now, there is a petition to rehire James Gunn that has gotten nearly 130,000 signatures. It probably won’t do anything to help, but it definitely should.

The DC Extended Universe is Dead...Long Live the Worlds of DC? The DC Extended Universe is Dead...Long Live the Worlds of DC?

Hey, remember how the whole “DC Extended Universe” thing was never actually official and never used by Warner Brothers? Well, it turns out that they were just waiting to think up a better name and now they have: “the Worlds of DC.”

Some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. News for You Some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. News for You

San Diego Comic-Con is kind of like Christmas for geeks and nerds, giving us tidbits and trailers and making us giddily excited for a little bit (except for the moments when we are stuck with complete depression). But even if you aren’t at SDCC, it’s still a time to reveal stuff, like Marvel did today with some Agents…

Some More Comic Related News from SDCC Some More Comic Related News from SDCC

Since io9 is only covering the super important events at SDCC and not many comic-related stuff, I’ve decided to consolidate all of that over here. There have been a lot of interesting announcements for both Marvel and DC over the past two days, so here goes:

The new digital-first Jessica Jones is a treat for fans of both the character and good mysteries The new digital-first Jessica Jones is a treat for fans of both the character and good mysteries

So back in November, I recommended that Kelly Thompson take over writing Jessica Jones when Bendis left. I not only turned out to be right, but Bendis himself asked that Thompson take over the book. Which I’m glad he did, because her first two issues (released on Wednesday as an oversized 40-page digital-first issue)…

Teenagers On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Outpost Zero and She Could Fly Teenagers On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Outpost Zero and She Could Fly

Two comic book series started this week that blew me away, not just with their premise and writing, but with the intelligent and thoughtful way they depicted their teenage protagonists. They were Outpost Zero and She Could Fly and I highly recommend both.

Can One Change Make The Dark Knight a Better Movie? Can One Change Make The Dark Knight a Better Movie?

So after reading about how we’re actually going to get a Joker origins movie, I started thinking about The Dark Knight and howit portrayed the Joker. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that with one fundamental change, the movie could have been a lot more interesting.

"Who Loves You?": Thoughts on Ant-Man and the Wasp "Who Loves You?": Thoughts on Ant-Man and the Wasp

You know how most of the time sequels aren’t quite as good as the first film? Well, that’s not true about Ant-Man and the Wasp — it not only improves on the good things that were in the first film, but includes even more good stuff, stuff we haven’t seen in the MCU before. Let’s get cracking.

Some Other Superhero Weddings That Went Off With or Without Complications Some Other Superhero Weddings That Went Off With or Without Complications

Superhero comics, as we know, are just big soap operas. And there is nothing that soap operas love more than a wedding. In fact, we’ve had two weddings (from both Marvel and DC) in recent weeks that have, well, had their complications: Marvel’s wedding between Kitty Pryde and Piotr Rasputin and DC’s wedding between…

Why I Love the Fantastic Four Why I Love the Fantastic Four

Ever since it became apparent that the Fox-Disney deal was actually, really going to go through and that we might get an actual MCU version of the Fantastic Four, I’ve been excited, anxious, and trepidatious. The Fantastic Four are one of my absolute favorite comic book characters and I’ve been thinking about why I…

Other Spider-Man Adjacent Movies Sony Can Make Other Spider-Man Adjacent Movies Sony Can Make

Today it was announced that Jared Leto was probably going to portray Morbius in a Morbius, the Living Vampire movie by Sony. Add to this the fact that Sony is also probably making a Silk movie and it’s understood that Sony probably wants to milk the Spider-Verse for all of the Spider-Man adjacent characters it can.…

Fancasting the Fantastic Four (Again) Fancasting the Fantastic Four (Again)

Yes, I know I already did this once before. But now that Disney’s plan to buy Fox is almost a guarantee, I’d thought I’d revisit my previous choices and try to find some better ones. In fact, I played it pretty conservative last time and I thought, hell, if you’re going to cast the Fantastic Four for the MCU,…

Three Short Stories Concerning Recent Events Three Short Stories Concerning Recent Events

Recent events have made me both angry and depressed. So I’ve turned to writing. Some of these stories aren’t any good. Some of these stories should be expanded so that they are actual stories, rather than, I don’t know, plot outlines. But, hey, I wrote them. So here goes.

The Unstoppable Wasp is Coming Back! The Unstoppable Wasp is Coming Back!

One of the best Marvel comics of 2017 was The Unstoppable Wasp by writer Jeremy Whitley and artist Elsa Charrieter (and later Veronica Fish and Ro Stein). It was fun and energetic, telling the story of Nadia, Hank Pym’s daughter from his first wife (the wife who had been kidnapped by Russian spies, so she was…

Former DC Editor Valerie D'Orazio Details Her History of Sexual Harassment and the Toxic Workplace Former DC Editor Valerie D'Orazio Details Her History of Sexual Harassment and the Toxic Workplace

Valerie D’Orazio worked at DC Comics from 2000 to 2004, first as a Creative Services Coordinator and then as an Assistant Editor, editing books such as Aquaman, Batman: Black and White, and JLA. After leaving DC, she has talked about how much of a toxic environment it was and how she was sexually harassed, but more…

Hypothetical TV: Darkhawk, Foolkiller, and Omega the Unknown Hypothetical TV: Darkhawk, Foolkiller, and Omega the Unknown

So with today’s premiere of Cloak & Dagger, I’ve been thinking more and more about Marvel television shows and what direction they should go in. Clearly, Netflix has their Defenders shows and Hulu has Runaways and ABC has the sixth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But Marvel TV can do a lot more...and can do different…

Hypothetical Films: Justice League Unlimited Hypothetical Films: Justice League Unlimited

I’ve been going over in my head the ways in which the Justice League movie failed. From the problems it inherited from Batman v Superman (namely: Batman and Superman’s characterization) to the fact that it had to introduce a bunch of new superheroes and get us to care about them at the same time as a generic alien…

Solo and What Comes Next Solo and What Comes Next

So it appears Solo: A Star Wars Story isn’t doing so well. It’s only the opening weekend, but with big budget films tending to heavily rely on opening weekend sales and sales from overseas, Solo is off to an unsteady start.

Copyright, Fair Use, and You Copyright, Fair Use, and You

Some copyright is a good thing. Too much copyright is a bad thing.

I'm sorry, but I must share this with you: God Friended Me (CBS) I'm sorry, but I must share this with you: God Friended Me (CBS)

I’m...honestly not sure what to make of this. But let’s go down the list:

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