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This image released by Marvel Studios shows Danai Gurira (left) and Letitia Wright as Shuri in a scene from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. (Marvel Studios via AP)

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ a touching tribute

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | November 15, 2022

Editor’s Note: This review will contain spoilers, so read with caution, or go buy tickets to your nearest theater to watch the film and come back later. The time has come to return to Wakanda, in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." In the face of a...

Dwayne McDuffie was a founder of Milestone Media, with the goal of showcasing people from different ethnic groups (Kyron Lewis | Northern Star)

Dwayne McDuffie’s legacy lives on through his work

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer | February 28, 2022

Oftentimes writers and creators remain out of the spotlight for their popular fictional works. We gravitate to the characters on screen or the page and understandably so, but often we don’t truly take time to appreciate the hard work of the creator.  A...

Comic book abstract template with dark rays and halftone humor effects on green radial background.

Marvel Studios projects to look forward to in 2022

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | January 26, 2022

Marvel Studios had a big year in 2021, after not releasing any content in 2020 due to the pandemic, with its first batch of Disney+ shows like “WandaVision,” as well as movie theater releases like record-breaking “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Here...

Marvel reveals new films and series, ‘Endgame’ becomes highest grossing film of all time

By Parker Otto | July 26, 2019

Marvel Studios has made quite the impact this past weekend at San Diego Comic Con where, on Sunday, the film studio confirmed their upcoming projects for 2020, 2021 and beyond. After “Spider-Man: Far From Home” wrapped up Phase Three of the Marvel...

On Saturday, Graham Cracker Comics will celebrate Free Comic Book day with fun activities including a raffle and a sketch artist.

Graham Cracker Comics to host Free Comic Book Day

By Parker Otto | May 1, 2019

DeKALB — While comic book fans have their own niche of titles, every first Saturday in May allows fans and newcomers to embrace exciting stories on Free Comic Book Day.During this nationwide event, Graham Cracker Comics, 901 Lucinda Ave., will give...

The Avengers assemble to take down Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ assembles into one of the greatest comic book films

By Parker Otto | April 28, 2019

If the afterlife exists, Marvel icon Stan Lee is probably pleased with the representation of Marvel’s finest. After 10 years, 11 months and 24 days, the chapter of the MCU which began in 2008 with “Iron Man” comes full circle with the release of...

James Gunn rehired by Disney to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

James Gunn rehired by Disney to direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

By Courtesy Associated Press | March 18, 2019

After being fired by Disney this past July, writer/director James Gunn has been rehired to direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”After years of obscurity outside the pages of comic books, the superteam was brought to life in 2014’s “Guardians...

The Fantastic Four, co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961, is what sparked the Golden Age of Marvel. Soon, heroes such as Spider-Man, The Avengers and Daredevil followed.

Comic Book Series of the Week: Fantastic Four

By Parker Otto | February 20, 2019

With the Fresh Start campaign relaunching several iconic Marvel Comics series, it is fitting that the team which started the Golden Age of Marvel gets a new series. “Fantastic Four” is a great look at Marvel’s first family, and if anyone in Hollywood...

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...

‘Captain Marvel’ trailer provokes societal sexism

By Abby Wisecarver | October 14, 2018

The new “Captain Marvel” trailer sparked controversy over the acceptable amount of smiling female superheroes should display on the silver screen.Most Marvel fans were ecstatic after watching the trailer for “Captain Marvel” that dropped a few...

‘Venom’ lives up to hype

By Parker Otto | October 7, 2018

“Venom” may not be a juggernaut like Marvel’s previous films, but it is serviceable and entertaining. The film, released Oct. 5, delivers an interesting lead and fantastic action, but suffers from a bland villain. The film is the first in Sony’s...

‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Doesn’t Pack a Punch

By Sarah LaLond | October 1, 2018

Marvel’s genius, billionaire and philanthropist, Danny Rand, played by Finn Jones, came back on Sept. 7 in season 2 of “Iron Fist” on Netflix. However, unlike Tony Stark, Danny isn’t a compelling character.Every other Marvel Netflix TV series...