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Loki stands in front of a white background in the Marvel Rivals trailer released on April 23. Loki is a new character to the game with lots of unique abilities. (IGN under Fair Use)

‘Marvel Rivals’ showcases Loki’s charms

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | May 1, 2024

Marvel’s newest game, “Marvel Rivals,” has caught the attention of many fans with its Overwatch-inspired gameplay and newly dressed, fan favorite characters.  To further showcase some of the gameplay, a 41 second trailer was released April 23...

Many Marvel superheroes fight in a large-scale clash. Marvel Rivals is the newest Marvel game and features multiplayer PVP. (Marvel)

‘Marvel Rivals’ takes page from ‘Overwatch,’ ‘Valorant’

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | April 1, 2024

Marvel games are famous for their hypnotic single and multiplayer experiences with bombastic and beloved characters.  While most of these games have been majorly successful, Marvel is now working on a new type of game, different from any they have...

A poster for the new Deadpool & Wolverine film depicts two dangling necklaces. The trailer for the new film brings Deadpool and Wolverine together for the first time ever. (Walt Disney Company)

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ back on the big screen

By Lindsay Curtis, Lifestyle Writer | February 22, 2024

The wait is over for Deadpool fans as the first teaser trailer for “Deadpool & Wolverine” debuted Feb. 11 during the Super Bowl. The first installment of the series, “Deadpool,” was released in 2016 after years of the star of the film,...

Brynn Krug (left) and Sarah Rose sit at a podcast set up and converse. This week’s episode of “The Trend” covers social media phenomena from the week of Feb. 12. (Brynn Krug | Northern Star)

No one likes ‘Madame Web’

By Sarah Rose and Brynn Krug | February 19, 2024

Join Sarah and Brynn as they discuss this past week in pop culture. From Madame Web, to Kanye West's album being taken down to the Dune 2 premier outfits, get the rundown here. What are your thoughts on these topics? Are they "in" or are they "out"?

A Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse poster at a bus stop in China. The animated film released in theaters in May. (Wikimedia Commons)

Here’s what you missed in theaters this summer

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | August 27, 2023

If you’ve been busy this summer or haven't had the funds to make it to the theater, here are three of the most worthwhile films you missed. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” The Marvel Cinematic Universe continued its third installment of the...

Actors Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors and Director Peyton Reed at the Britain red-carpet release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ falls deep into a universe unknown

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | February 27, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review will contain spoilers, so read with caution or watch the film and come back later. “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” kicks off phase five doing what Marvel does best  – giving audiences a thrill-seeking adventure...

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, Lifestyle Writer | 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

Graham Cracker Comics contains several statues and other collectables for the nerd in everyone.

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

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