What makes a great superhero? Is it the costume, is it a tragic backstory? Sometimes, it’s because of an awesome catchphrase. Catchphrases have been around since the earliest days of comics. While it can be fun to make a joke out of a catchphrase, many of them have resonance. Marvel has plenty of characters with iconic catchphrases, and here are five of the most famous.
Comic Cover Corner is dedicated to showcasing some of the most interesting comic covers in the industry. In my opinion, they are pieces of art that could be as memorable as famous paintings one day. When a female character is put on a cover, there’s a temptation to focus on her looks. That isn’t the case with the cover of Storm #5, as she comes across as an absolute badass. This is thanks to the effort of cover artist, Stephanie Hans.
Comic Cover Corner is a segment that looks at a specific cover and what makes it so eye-catching. There’s a lot of iconic covers, but one of my favourites is Wolverine #1, drawn by legendary writer/artist Frank Miller. When Miller teamed up with Chris Claremont to write the 1982 Wolverine series, it went onto be the greatest Wolverine story of all time. But the first thing readers saw was the cover, and it’s become a timeless piece of art.
Beneath The Pages is a segment that looks at key figures in the comic industry. It’s about shining a light on their work and praising how much they’ve contributed to popular culture. Chris Claremont is one of the most famous names in comics, having created many Marvel characters such as Jubilee, Mystique, Emma Frost and Gambit. His writing with X-Men has cemented his legacy as one of the all time greats.
Superhero films are as popular as ever, bringing people of all ages to the cinema. There have been so many that it could be argued a familiar pattern has emerged. There’s action, banter, big CGI battles and plenty of fun. And then there’s a movie that comes along and transcends the genre completely. Logan is that movie. Here is my spoiler free review that looks at Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine.
With the release of Logan just days away, Wolverine Week comes to an end with a look at X-23. The character will be making her screen debut, played by Dafne Keen. Before the movie comes out I feel it’s important for people to understand who she is and what makes her different to Wolverine.
In the run up to Logan, I decided to visited my local comic store and picked up a Wolverine graphic novel at random. I chose Wolverine: Back In Japan because I have a fascination for the country, where some of the greatest Wolverine stories have been told. It’s written by Jason Aaron and the art is handled by a number of people including Adam Kubert, Ron Garney, Billy Tan and Paco Diaz.