Preview: Spider-Man meets Kamala Khan in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7

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Who would win, Spider-Man or Ms Marvel? We may find out when they meet for the first time in October’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7. Will Spidey share tips on how to get home in time for dinner while saving the world? The meeting of Marvel’s seminal “hero with problem” and the modern day “superhero for the […]

On the Scene: A night with G. Willow Wilson at Word

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Last night I made the epic journey* to Jersey City to host a talk with G. Willow Wilson at the Word bookstore. This shop opened a few months ago and has a healthy interest in graphic novels. The event was the biggest they’ve yet held, I was told, with 80 people or so, a full […]

Preview: Ms Marvel #2

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G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona made quite a splash with Ms. Marvel. The creation of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager who becomes a superhero somehow taps into the current world of texting and multi-cultural society—just the way Marvel’s most memorable books have always done. The first issue went back to print, and issue […]

The Beat Podcasts – More To Come: When Comic Shops Go Wrong

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Heidi’s adventures at the Angoulême Comics Festival, women and […]

Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female

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Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female http://ift.tt/1esjfeV Tweet While we don’t have any market research, the eyes don’t lie. If you go to conventions and comic book stores, more and more female readers are emerging. They are starved for content and looking for content they can relate to. – Axel Alonso, Marvel’s […]

Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female

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Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female http://ift.tt/1esjfeV Tweet While we don’t have any market research, the eyes don’t lie. If you go to conventions and comic book stores, more and more female readers are emerging. They are starved for content and looking for content they can relate to. – Axel Alonso, Marvel’s […]

We’re The Kids in America: G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel #1

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By Jeffrey O. Gustafson Kamala Khan is a sixteen year old girl from Jersey City. She has the same pressures as any teenager: friends, family, school, parties. She desires independence and autonomy while her parents try to navigate her through the fraught landscape of peer pressure and the expectations of family. Every teen goes through […]

Marvel Announce Ms Marvel Series from G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

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Marvel have announced that G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona will be the creative team for a new Ms Marvel series, starting in 2014. The ongoing series will star a new character in the title role – Kamala Khan. She’ll have a costume designed by Jamie McKelvie.

Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson in talks to play Ms Marvel?

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Those two most reliable sources in the world The Daily Mail and Bleeding Cool are today suggesting that Joss Whedon has already started the casting for Avengers 2. An interesting claim, especially as they seem to think that Whedon’s first casting move is to find a Ms Marvel for the film. Not Captain Marvel – […]

Jim Shooter: I did not write Avengers #200

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Not too long ago, we presented for your amusement several videos recapping the rather appalling events of AVENGERS #200, in which Ms. Marvel was kidnapped, drugged and forcibly impregnated, and after giving birth to a reincarnation of her rapist, went off with him in a happy daze. The writers on the story are listed as Jim Shooter, David Michelinie, Bob Layton and George Pérez but it’s been noted that in the years since, no one has actually taken credit for coming up with the story. It’s like that one round of blanks in the firing squad — every man can believe he is the innocent one.

Now over on his blog, Jim Shooter has come out and confirmed that he’s wiped the entire incident from his memory: