Arts & Entertainment


“Thor” sequel another hard-hitter

As superhero flicks go, this one is still pretty standard fare for the casual viewer, but that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable.


Marvel unveils new Muslim superheroine

Marvel has introduced a new Ms. Marvel, a 16 year-old Pakistani-American, and the first Muslim superheroine to star in her own mainstream ongoing series.


Has “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” suited up for failure?

The show is interesting in that it offers a behind-the-curtain look at this fantastical world of heroes. But in many ways, it may have missed its mark.


"Wolverine" sequel is much sharper than the first

The follow-up to the abysmal 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which royally ticked off fans and critics alike, The Wolverine fixed everything that was wrong with the eponymous character's story.


Occupy Comics: a comic book for the 99 percent

Occupy Comics features engaging pinups, including a centerfold by David Mack portraying the Guy Fawkes mask made popular by Alan Moore.


"Iron Man 3" is more about the man behind the armor

In Iron Man 3, the rich playboy's arrogance costs him and those he cares about dearly.


Anti-gay Superman writer sparks outrage

"Young Americans look to Superman as a champion of justice. Anti-gay extremists should be a serous concern to these Americans. It is peculiar that DC Comics would decide to bring [the two] together."


Comics legend Alan Moore slams Hollywood, defends Occupy

Among fans of graphic novels and comics, Alan Moore has become a household name.


"Arrow" is sharp, but has yet to hit its mark

Though drawing too many parallels to the Dark Knight, the format gradually pays off, as it allows the series to avoid the awful camp and soap opera of the CW's previous superhero show, "Smallville."

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