Back Issues [Wolverine Month]: The Incredible Hulk #181

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Back Issues [Wolverine Month]: The Incredible Hulk #181

Back Issues [Avengers Debut]: The Avengers #1

Having introduced comic readers to a whole host of colourful characters, in September of 1963 the legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought together six of Earth’s mightiest heroes to form the Avengers. A super team like no other, with a constantly rotating roster, the Avengers has become the premier team of Marvel … Continue reading Back Issues [Avengers Debut]: The Avengers #1

Back Issues [The Hulk’s Debut]: The Incredible Hulk #1

Since his explosive debut in 1962, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s gamma-irradiated Jade Giant has been one of their most recognisable and successful characters thanks, in large part, to the Incredible Hulk television show (1977 to 1982) catapulting the Hulk into a mainstream, pop culture icon. Hulk has been no slouch in the comics either, … Continue reading Back Issues [The Hulk’s Debut]: The Incredible Hulk #1

Talking Movies [National Superhero Day]: Avengers Assemble

In 1995, Marvel Comics created “National Superhero Day” and, in the process, provided comics and superhero fans the world over with a great excuse to celebrate their favourite characters and publications. Released: 4 May 2012Director: Joss WhedonDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $220 millionStars: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, … Continue reading Talking Movies [National Superhero Day]: Avengers Assemble

What’s on the Box?: That ’70s Marvel Cinematic Universe

Superheroes may dominate television screens these days, but it all started back in the seventies. Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) took cinemas by storm and drummed up enough cash to sink a small cruise liner, Marvel Comics had ventured into live-action adaptations of their comics books by licensing their properties to studios like … Continue reading What’s on the Box?: That ’70s Marvel Cinematic Universe

Talking Movies: Thor: Ragnarok Review

Not content with redefining the superhero genre of movies, the latest effort from Marvel Studios has also redefined the word “psychedelic”. Apparently, the last solo effort to feature everyone’s favourite, muscle-bound God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth), Thor: The Dark World (Taylor, 2013), did not meet the expectations of many fans and critics out there; it’s … Continue reading Talking Movies: Thor: Ragnarok Review