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Controversial Miles Morales Story Shows Limits of Marvel Comics

Anyone can be Spider-Man. At least, that was the idea when Miles Morales first hit the scene in 2011 as the successor to the Ultimate universe’s Peter Parker. An Afro-Latino teenager taking up the mantle of Marvel’s most beloved and well-known hero, even if it was in an alternate universe, was a game-changer. The possibilities […]

Fantastic Four: A Complicated Cinematic Flashback — And Why Fans Are Elated for Group’s Future Following ‘Doctor Strange 2’

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]  Audiences haven’t even seen the actual team yet, but the sight of an alternate reality Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a signal to fans that — finally — the Fantastic Four has made it under the protective […]

Marvel’s Roy Thomas Remembers His ‘X-Men’ Artist Neal Adams as “Bigger Than Life”

Neal Adams’ death stunned the comic book world Friday, causing an outpouring of emotional from fans, both young and old. That included many comic professionals and filmmakers who worked with Adams or were influenced by the 80-year old icon. Artists such as DC publisher Jim Lee, painter Alex Ross, one-time mentee Bill Sienkiewicz and filmmaker […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin to Launch Marvel Comics Series

George R.R. Martin is joining forces with Marvel Comics. The Game of Thrones author is bringing his Wild Cards stories to the hallowed comic imprint. Marvel is adapting Martin’s first Wild Cards book, which kicked off a long-running anthology series in 1987 with stories by Martin, Howard Waldrop and Roger Zelazny. “As my fans may […]

Stan Lee Knew Early on Comic Collecting Would Be a Highly Lucrative Hobby

Not even Stan Lee could have imagined that a copy of the first Spider-Man comic would one day sell for $3.6 million, but the late, legendary Marvel creator predicted back in the 1970s that collecting his books would be a smart investment. Lee, who was born this day in 1922, said in a 1974 interview […]

Rob Liefeld Channeled ‘Saving Private Ryan’ for ‘X-Force: Killshot’

Rob Liefeld acknowledges that he’s prone to speak positively about (some might say, hype up) any of his projects. But the writer and artist insists he’s sincere when speaking about the joy he felt creating his latest comic. “This was the most fun I’ve had in comics in 30 years,” Liefeld says of X-Force Killshot, […]

Marvel’s Ike Perlmutter Finally Beats Libel Claims Over Hate Mail

It had to happen eventually. After eight long years in court, one of the strangest cases in Florida history is headed toward the finish line after a remarkable summary judgment order on Monday. Long story short: Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, the chairman of Marvel Entertainment, has finally beaten libel claims over mysterious hate mail. This bizarre […]

Legendary Picks Up Film, TV Rights to ‘Heathcliff’ (Exclusive)

Move over Garfield, there’s a new cat in town. Or rather, the previous cat is back and looking to score the spotlight. Legendary has picked up the feature and TV rights to Heathcliff, the comic strip featuring the cocky and street-smart cat about town, Heathcliff. The company plans to develop both simultaneously. The strip was […]

Heat Vision Download: What to Watch, Play, Read in August

Welcome to Heat Vision Download, a monthly column from The Hollywood Reporter looking at upcoming movies, TV shows, books and games in the genre space. Summer is not slowing down with the action or thrills, starting with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad hitting theaters in early August and Nia DaCosta’s supernatural slasher Candyman bringing the month to […]