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Marvelette Missives – America

Marvelette Missives – America

Marvel’s new series America (issue #1 came out March 1) is a breath of fresh air among superhero comics. It features America Chavez (aka Miss America), not only one of the few openly gay heroes in mainstream comics today, but also one of the few Latina ones. Plus, the series is skewing slightly younger than most comics right now, even having young adult author Gabby Rivera as writer (also Latina and queer, btw… another step in the right direction).  More

Marvelette Missives – Hulk

Marvelette Missives – Hulk

Big things happened in the Marvel Universe late last year with Civil War II. In case you missed it, much like the original Civil War, all the Marvel heroes were at odds with each other, this time over the ability to stop or prepare for attacks and catastrophes before they happened (there’s an inhuman “seer” involved). Of course, the camps were “yes, this is great, let’s do it” vs “no, this is bad, these people have done nothing wrong yet”.  More

Marvelette Missives – Letter 44

Marvelette Missives – Letter 44

For “real world” sci-fi, Letter 44 has an interesting premise: what if alien life had been detected far from Earth and a team was sent to find out what it was, but the public was never informed about it?  More

Marvelette Missives – The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

Marvelette Missives – The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

You can never be sure what to expect from an anthology, especially when it’s nonfiction on a single theme. And to be honest, an anthology about love isn’t typically in my wheelhouse. But The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is not what anyone would consider typical.  More

Marvelette Missives – Scooby Apocalypse

Marvelette Missives – Scooby Apocalypse

A group of meddling kids and their dog attempting to solve a mystery – that sounds pretty familiar. But what if the group is comprised of an investigative reporter, her loyal cameraman, a scientist, a dog trainer and a dog who happens to be the subject of experiments into creating more sentient canines, and the mystery is the end of the world? Well guess what – that’s exactly what you get with Scooby ApocalypseMore

Marvelette Missives – The Pulse

Marvelette Missives – The Pulse

The Pulse was a comic following Jessica Jones and her time at “The Pulse”, a weekly section of the Daily Bugle newspaper. There are a lot of familiar characters here, including reporter Ben Urich, publisher J. Jonah Jameson and a load of superheroes including, of course, Luke Cage. So basically, for Marvel fans it’s a great read.  More

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Iron Fist

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Iron Fist

In barely a month, on March 17, Netflix will premiere the latest in its street-level heroes shows. Iron Fist is based on the Marvel character of the same name who first appeared in comics in 1974.  More

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Wynonna Earp

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Wynonna Earp

If you’re looking for a female protagonist who’s not a typical hero, enjoy the paranormal side of things and like a touch of Western then Wynonna Earp may be the show for you. A descendant of Wyatt Earp, Wynonna returns to her hometown (appropriately named Purgatory) to protect it from demons, as her great grandfather once did. But, of course, it’s not that straightforward.  More

Marvelette Missives – Deadpool v Gambit

Marvelette Missives – Deadpool v Gambit

In the miniseries Deadpool v Gambit (released as a trade last fall), the Merc with a Mouth teams up with the smooth Cajun con man to, what else, pull another con. The two have a secret history of working together even though, as happens with most people who know him, Gambit doesn’t much like Deadpool. But the real issue here is who’s really being conned?!  More

Marvelette Missives – The Gift of Comics

Marvelette Missives – The Gift of Comics

It’s that time of year when gift guides are popping up everywhere, so it seems appropriate to provide one for those who have comicbook fans in their lives, but no idea what to get them. It can be a bit overwhelming and confusing to try and sort through what to get those who love comics, so here’s a little help.   More

Marvelette Missives – Jessica Jones

Marvelette Missives – Jessica Jones

If you haven’t been to your local comic shop lately, you may have missed the new Jessica Jones comic book. The series began in October (stemming, in part, from the popularity of the Netflix series) and, even though it’s only two issues in, it’s pretty interesting so far.  More

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Legion

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Legion

First announced in October 2015 and set to premiere in February 2017, Legion is a collaboration between FX and Marvel Television. It’s based on a comicbook character of the same name, who is the mutant son of Professor Xavier – yes, the one from X-Men. This is the first series to have a direct tie-in to the X-Men movies.  More

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Powers

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Powers

Based on a comic book series written by Brian Michael Bendis, Powers was an original series for the PlayStation Network. It’s a world where superheroes exist alongside humans and follows two detectives, one of whom used to have super powers, who investigate crimes that involve superhumans. More

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Lucifer

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Lucifer

The second season of Lucifer started a couple weeks ago on Fox. For those unfamiliar with the show, it’s a crime drama with a twist. The main character is Lucifer Morningstar – THE Lucifer. He’s gotten tired of Hell and has come to Earth, Los Angeles to be more specific, to encourage the human race to indulge their passions. He runs a piano bar, has a demon right hand woman and helps the LAPD catch criminals… in his own unique way. More

Marvelette Missives – The Vision

Marvelette Missives – The Vision

Whether you’re a Marvel movie fan or you read the comics (or both!), you’ve heard of Vision. He’s actually had a few iterations over the years, beginning as an alien in 1940 through the android/synthoid most are familiar with from the MCU. He has a long history in comics and has primarily appeared with the Avengers or various members thereof, though he did have a couple four-issue series runs of his own (1994 and 2003).  More

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Krypton

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Krypton

Fans of the Man of Steel have been waiting for Krypton since the show was first announced by Syfy more than a year ago. Not a lot has happened in that time, but they are finally getting beyond rumors and general development, announcing actual characters and casting. More

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Luke Cage

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Luke Cage

With the Luke Cage series hitting Netflix at the end of this month, it seems an appropriate time to give a little background on the character. If you want a more extensive history, there are plenty of places to find it online (including here), but today we’re doing the “quick and dirty” version. More

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Riverdale

Marvelette Missives – Introducing Riverdale

If you track these things, you’ve probably heard there is an Archie comics show in development for The CW. A pilot for Riverdale, produced by Greg Berlanti (of Arrow and The Flash fame), is set to air in early 2017. It’s not exactly the Archie you may remember though. More