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Comic Book series of the week: The Punisher

By Parker Otto | March 3, 2019

Among Marvel’s darkest characters, “The Punisher” continues to bring readers into the violent and gritty world of Frank Castle who brings justice as the titular anti-hero. With the Netflix series centered around the character ended, fans of the...

Relaunched in July 2018, The Amazing Spider-Man creates a grounded Spider-Man with real world issues much like the Spider-Man of the 1960s.

Comic Book Series of the Week: The Amazing Spider-Man

By Parker Otto | February 13, 2019

In the past year, Marvel Comics has relaunched several classic series of comic books as part of its “Fresh Start” initiative. One of the first series to receive this treatment July 11, 2018, was “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which is now a bi-monthly...

Fans remember Stan Lee’s legacy

By Parker Otto | November 14, 2018

Millions of Marvel fans heard the sad news Monday that comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee died at the age of 95. He will forever be remembered as a creative genius who contrived amazing characters and a guardian angel who made numerous cameos...

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“Marvel”-ous reasons you should work for the Northern Star!

By Mackenzi Butson | July 9, 2018

The Star welcomes writers of all majors!via GIPHY Great news leads activate our "Spidey Senses!"via GIPHY  The Star publishes a plethora of pieces, so you can find your niche.via GIPHY  Writing articles for the Star is as satisfying as fighting bad...

Rocky Horror Picture show returns to Egyptian

By Northern Star Staff | February 17, 2016

The next Rocky Horror Picture Show experience will be 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St. Audience members can participate by purchasing prop kits before the show when doors open at 7 p.m. The show also includes a live shadow cast...

Actor Charlie Cox smiles at the L.A. premier of Daredevil on April 2. Daredevil battles crime which sets the dark story in motion.

‘Daredevil’ shows bloodier side of Marvel superheroes

By Andrew Roberts | April 13, 2015

Marvel’s “Daredevil” launches viewers into the seedy world of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City with furious brutality.The highly anticipated series, which was released on Netflix on Friday, gave me something I didn’t expect from Marvel as Daredevil...

Comics makes for great holiday gift

By Jen Weddle | December 2, 2012

If you’ve ever ventured out to buy holiday gift for a comic book fan, you’ll soon realize that it’s practically impossible to search through the endless stacks in comic book stores to find that perfect present. Here are some comic book gifts you...