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Sometimes the Clothes Make the Woman, Part III

Previously, in COMICS 101: We’ve been looking at Marvel’s premier female solo superhero, Ms. Marvel, starting with her 1977 debut. When we left off, Ms. Marvel had solved her various identity crises and was embarking on a new start, with a new costume, which we’ll refresh your memories about below… As of the 20th issue […]

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Sometimes the Clothes Make the Woman, Part II

Previously, in COMICS 101: We began our look at Marvel’s premier female solo superhero, Ms. Marvel, as she first appeared in 1977. When we left off, the character and her alter ego Carol Danvers had been introduced to the readers (or re-introduced, in Carol’s case), although due to a pesky case of amnesia, Ms. Marvel […]

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Sometimes the Clothes Make the Woman

There are some comic-book characters that, for better or worse, are all about the costume. Take, for example, Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel, or as she’s been alternately known in the past, Binary, Warbird, and these days, Captain Marvel. The character has always been a favorite of mine, and I’ll admit much of […]

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The Big Picture

Okay. So. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Wow. On paper, it shouldn’t have worked. Combining dozens of characters from a decade’s worth of films, picking up on plot threads and character beats going back years and years, and bringing them all together in a new story that spans not just multiple continents, but multiple worlds, and still […]

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Repeated Treasure

In the heyday of the giant-sized Treasury Editions from Marvel and DC in the 1970s, there tended to be two kinds of Treasury Editions. There was the mindblowing “you never thought you’d see this” type featuring all-new story and art, like, say, BATMAN VS THE INCREDIBLE HULK: And then there were the other kind, generally […]

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He Was the Greatest

Editor’s Note: If we’re talking Treasury Editions this month, we can’t leave out the greatest, so let’s spotlight once again the following offering from two years ago: With the news on Friday of the death of unrivaled boxing champion, social activist and philanthropist Muhammad Ali, I couldn’t help but think back to one of the […]

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Buried Treasury

Your humble professor is freshly returned from this year’s WonderCon 2018, returned to its rightful home in Anaheim, California, across the street from the House of Mouse. And a great show it was, feeling much like what was to me the heyday of the San Diego Comic-Con, the late 1990s, when the scale was still […]

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Empire Building

With the world around us in the midst of a Star Wars renaissance unlike anything seen since 1977, it seemed like the perfect time to re-present this offering, originally published May 18, 2005, just as REVENGE OF THE SITH, the most recent Star Wars film, was about to hit theatres. Enjoy: It’s time once more […]

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Easter with The Big Red Cheese

Most little kids related Easter with the Easter Bunny. For me, and stillto this day, Easter makes me think of a different jovial character. Captain Marvel. When I was little, many Easters ago, I woke up one Easter morning to see my Easter Basket, full of the usual fare: chocolate bunnies, peanut butter eggs, jelly […]

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Roadrunner Comics: Translatius Strangius

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Found in Translation: The Pink Panther

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Disney Comics, Barks and Rosa

All this month, we’ll be helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles‘ Make March Matter campaign, which aims to raise over a million dollars in March alone for CHLA through the efforts of its corporate partners, among which we are proud to be numbered. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sees over 528,000 patient visits annually, and is the […]

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Mite Makes Right

Editor’s Note: It’s been pretty dark, tense times lately, I think we can all agree, and so I really felt like spreading a little goofy fun instead. Enjoy this lost entry from the COMICS 101 Archives: With Superman/Batman teamups on everyone’s mind these days, I myself have been thinking about a longtime favorite Batman teamup […]

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