We Saw The Inhumans: The IMAX Experience and Oh, Brother

By Stefano De La Cuesta “The Inhumans” have been a pillar of Marvel’s funny books for decades since they were conceived by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in the pages of Fantastic Four #45 (December 1965). However, their trip to other mediums of entertainment has Read More …

Marvel’s Luke Cage Is The Black Superhero Show Some (Not All) of Us Have Been Waiting For

Already a breakout character from Jessica Jones, the release of Marvel’s Luke Cage last week marked the cementing of the iconic superhero in the mainstream media consciousness. We’re still a ways out from Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther film bringing Wakanda to the big screen, so for now, Luke Cage Read More …

Deadshirt Roundtable: Captain America: Civil War

Last Friday, Captain America: Civil War opened in theaters. Today, members of the Deadshirt staff ask: What’s so Civil about War, anyway?  Captain America: Civil War is one of the least standalone movies I’ve ever seen, and that’s part of what makes it great. Perhaps Read More …

The Anti-Establishment Bona Fides of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

When did you get tired of hearing Captain America: The Winter Soldier described as a political thriller? It’s okay to say “never;” I haven’t gotten tired of it yet. However, despite sharing common themes and ideas with the ’70s political thriller, as well as borrowing Read More …

The Metafictional Triumph of Iron Man 3

The summer of 2012 could easily have been the peak of the superhero movie boom that’s dominated American cinemas for the better part of a decade. Not only was Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman trilogy coming to an end with The Dark Knight Rises, but Marvel’s new Cinematic Read More …

Captain America: The First Avenger Built the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Going into the first Captain America—a movie starring Chris “Fantastic Four” Evans and directed by Joe “Jurassic Park III” Johnston—my expectations were absolutely nil. Like everyone else, I’d been entranced by Iron Man and intrigued by the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor. Bringing Read More …

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a Worthy End to Marvel’s Phase Two [Review]

There’s a sequence in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, a film I didn’t entirely love, that nonetheless sold me on the entire enterprise. After bickering and side-eyeing each other for nearly the entire movie, the titular team puts aside their differences and gets to work, laying waste Read More …

Civil War Drums: Power and Authority in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man wrap up Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, next year’s Phase Three will rocket the MCU toward a tumultuous new status quo, one in which the superhero community will be cracked in half. Captain America: Civil War promises to adapt the popular Read More …