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8 D-List Characters Who Tried And Failed To Replace A-List Superheroes

With a woman taking on the mantle of Thor and a new, heavily armored Batman in Gotham, the idea of a “replacement hero” — where a new character is introduced to take up a legacy hero’s name — is back in style. But more often than not, these shake-ups don’t workout. Here’s eight of the weirdest and worst replacements. »5/20/15 6:49pm5/20/15 6:49pm

The Marvel Empire Strikes Back: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Reviewed

1. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the Avengers movies is how it never feels like they’re selling you something. They are, obviously: The Marvel empire ranks among the most mammoth money-making enterprises in the history of cinema. But writer-director Joss Whedon’s signature achievement is that you barely… »5/01/15 12:26pm5/01/15 12:26pm

Captain America 2 Is One Of The Best Action Movies I've Ever Seen

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a brilliant action movie, that serves up a huge dose of wish fulfillment along with its bravura fight scenes. The wish fulfillment isn't just being a face-kicking badass and blowing shit up, but the notion that we could all live in Steve Rogers' world, where political conundrums… »4/04/14 1:26pm4/04/14 1:26pm

The Lone Avenger: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Reviewed

When Marvel pooled its superhero talent for 2012's The Avengers, the rationale was obvious: If Iron Man or Thor or the Incredible Hulk could top the box office solo, just think how massive a summer blockbuster with all of them would be. And although the result was indeed a mega-hit—it's the all-time third-biggest film… »4/01/14 3:35pm4/01/14 3:35pm

Cowboys Partner With Marvel Entertainment, Nation's Superheroes Become Unreliable Choke Artists

We saw yesterday that no lockout could thwart a spirited Cowboy staff game of beach football. Now we learn that Cowboys brass is still wheeling and dealing, signing a deal to co-brand some garish shirts with Marvel Entertainment, the kind of garment you expect to see on kids walking barefoot behind long-vacant K-Marts. »7/05/11 11:00pm7/05/11 11:00pm