With Thor turning into a woman, and Batgirl getting a pretty great new costume, it seems that comic companies are trying to make their characters more culturally meaningful. Sometimes this is a happy accident, sometimes it’s a blatant marketing ploy. With that in mind, here are 10 characters that Marvel and DC tried to push into being a thing.
Well it seems Hemlock Grove has lost some of its traction. I wouldn't go as far to say that the series has hit a rough patch, more like a plateau. But we are almost halfway through the season and the various storylines have yet to coalesce or give sign that this is the writers' intention.
George R.R. Martin likes to take his time with his books, but unfourtunately, that means that HBO's Game of Thrones is catching up to the published material at an alarming rate. Barring some kind of miraculous surprise on Martin's part, the TV show will run out of material to adapt in just a few short seasons. If (when) we hit that point, fans are split on whether or not HBO will take a break, or continue on without a book to guide them. We now finally have an official answer.
It's hard to believe that Comic-Con is less than a week away now, but it's moving up on us fast. This year, there's a new and exciting addition to the off-site calendar: a full-blown nerdy fashion show.
Another teaser for Gotham has been uploaded, and it's got James Gordon returning to the city to kick some ass and clean up some streets. I suppose that's easier said than done when you're going up against crazies like the Riddler and Penguin though.
The full trailer for Disney's Big Hero 6 is here, and as you might've already guessed from the teaser, it's pretty adorable. The animated film, based on a Marvel comic of the same name, stars a young robotics prodigy who transforms his friends into robo-powered superheroes to track down a mysterious villain.
DOES ANYBODY STAY DEAD ON THIS SHOW?!?! At this rate I half expect Letha to reappear... which could be a good thing, bringing in a nice, new layer of conflict. But seriously. All of the characters I cared about last season are very much dead, yet here comes one I had no interest in seeing ever again.
Esports have just taken another huge step into mainstream legitimacy. ESPN has announced that they will be broadcasting all of the four remaining days of The International, as well as a preview of the finals on Sunday night.
Marvel has been trying to keep a tight lid on Avengers: Age of Ultron rumors since the sequel was announced, but in the past week, they've shifted into full-on reveal mode. In addition to giving us a first look at Ultron, we also now know where he came from, and how his origin ties into a new character: the Vision.
We know all about the heroes of Guardians of the Galaxy (aka Rocket and Pals), but Marvel has been much more secretive about the villainous side of things. We can at least ogle these three new character posters though, showing off Ronan the Accuser, Nebula, and Korath the Pursuer.