This article provides a guide for those of you looking to get into reading superhero comic books for the first time.
First appearing in 1961, the Fantastic Four graced the pages of their own comic in both human and superhuman ways. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's classic comic book tale is discussed at length here.
Stan Lee co-created Spider-Man in 1962 and wrote the first 100 issues of "The Amazing Spider-Man." Steve Ditko helped invent the hero and provided stellar artwork on the first 38 issues of ASM. I'll be pulling out five of the best stories that Lee and Ditko created about the web-slinging superhero.
Knowledge is power. Super knowledge is superpower. The Marvel Universe has its share of smarty-pants wearing heroes and villains. Here I list many of the big brains of the MU.
The Sand Superman was born from the atomic kryptonite explosion that hit Superman which was so powerful that it left an inter-dimensional doorway at the impact site where Superman hit the sand. The doorway was from the Quarrm dimension and an entity traveled through it using the life energy that Superman had. As Quarmers don’t have a general shape it used the impression that Superman left with his body after the explosion to mold around itself.
Over the last 50 years, Marvel Comics has amassed some pretty powerful villains. However, the term "villain" and "threat" are not necessarily synonymous. Should you see any of these characters within the plot, you should be a little worried for the hero or team.
The power your character has (or doesn't have) is a key part of your story that needs to be figured out early because it will shape the past, present, and future of your superhero or supervillain.
While superheroes do their best to not only save the world and fight crime, one of the few nuisances in their lives is the plague of omniscient imps, thunderbolts and djinns. Here's more about the ones from DC.
Due to the premise of DC’s 52, Earth appears to be the keystone which keeps the DC Multiverse together. So, luckily, we always get a front row seat to the menace du jour. And we speak of menaces and threats to this universe. Some enemies were old favorites and were easy to see. Some required a bit of research and personal recollection and analysis.
The isekai genre is booming in Japanse manga, light novels, and anime. As an avid reader, here's a top five list of my favorite isekai manga and light novels.
Selling vintage comic books can be a fun hobby and business, but these items need special care when shipping to preserve their valuable condition. These detailed instructions show you how to package comic books for shipping. Proper packaging will help guarantee happy customers and positive feedback!
Robots and androids play an important role in the Marvel Universe. Artificial intelligence does not necessarily mean artificial life. Learn more about these synthetic super beings who are not human.
One of the many epic potential character lines to come from the mind of Jack Kirby was The Eternals. Within that mythology, he works in Celestials, Eternals, and Deviants. Here's your primer.
People start reading comic books and graphic novels for a variety of reasons. The one common denominator I've found is that they rarely begin without someone introducing them to the medium. In recent years, I've taken the role of indoctrinating many people to this fantastic medium.
Doctor Bruce Banner, bathed in gamma radiation, becomes the gray giant known as the Hulk in this inaugural issue. How does the Hulk's origin follow the path Propp's morphology dictates?