Marvelette Missives

Marvelette Missives – Sons of the Tiger

Marvelette Missives – Sons of the Tiger

If you’re a Marvel fan (or you keep up with this blog), you know about the Daughters of the Dragon. But a few years before Misty Knight and Colleen Wing teamed up, there was a trio of martial artists who called themselves the Sons of the Tiger. They made their first appearance in 1974 in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1.  More

Marvelette Missives – Kitty Pryde

Marvelette Missives – Kitty Pryde

With the announcement in January that Kitty Pryde and Colossus will be getting married in an upcoming issue of X-Men Gold, it seems like a good time for some background on one of Marvel’s most powerful mutants. Yes, I’m talking about Kitty, not Colossus. Because she was pretty much a kid when she first joined the X-Men, she hasn’t always been given a fair shake as the formidable character she is.  More

Marvelette Missives – Faith and the Future Force

Marvelette Missives – Faith and the Future Force

It wasn’t that long ago (about a month, actually) that I wrote about the superhero Faith. Though that was a one-shot holiday special, the ongoing series is a great read as well (and I’ll write about that eventually… promise!). Valiant recently used the character to bring together all of their big heroes in the miniseries Faith and the Future ForceMore

Marvelette Missives – Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan

Marvelette Missives – Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan

If you keep up with comics, especially those of the mutant variety, you know there’s a new miniseries on shelves that pits two of Marvel’s most popular mutants against each other. And, of course, it’s well worth a look for fans of either. That book is Deadpool vs. Old Man LoganMore

Marvelette Missives – Mercy Sparx

Marvelette Missives – Mercy Sparx

If your comic reading leans toward the “big two”, but you want a change of pace that doesn’t involve your typical hero types you need to check out Devil’s Due Publishing. The company has been around since 2000 and one of their best original characters is Mercy Sparx. She first appeared in 2008 and was created by Devil’s Due founder Josh Blaylock.  More

Marvelette Missives – Rat Queens

Marvelette Missives – Rat Queens

Anyone who’s a fan of the high fantasy genre of fiction, encompassing everything from Lord of the Rings to Dungeons and Dragons and beyond, is familiar with the band of rowdy adventurers who travel from village to village, get into scrapes and then drinking it all off in the local pub. Of course, the less enlightened probably picture the entire group (or at least the majority of it) being male. Well then let me introduce you to Hannah, Violet, Dee and Betty, the philandering, foul-mouthed foursome known as the Rat QueensMore

Marvelette Missives – The Punisher

Marvelette Missives – The Punisher

If you’re into comics, especially of the street level, not necessarily super hero variety, you’ve heard of Punisher. You may even have watched some (or all) of the new Netflix series. Everyone knows the storyline is dark and full of violence, but not everyone knows the character or motivations that, even though in a comic book setting, make some kind of sense.  More

Marvelette Missives – Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special

Marvelette Missives – Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special

Of course we’ve all watched holiday specials on television. But for years, even comic books have come out with special editions in December. And this year Valiant brings us Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special, starring one of their most popular heroes, Faith.  More

Marvelette Missives – Infinity War/Infinity Gauntlet

Marvelette Missives – Infinity War/Infinity Gauntlet

Now that we’ve finally seen the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and geeked out about the sheer number of heroes we’ll be seeing on the big screen, it’s time to step back and see where the plot comes from. The Infinity War comic was a six-issue series published by Marvel in 1992. So the movie is based on that series, right? Well no, not really.  More

Marvelette Missives – Slugfest

Whether you’re a fan of the tv shows, the movies or the comic books themselves, you know about the decades-long rivalry between Marvel and DC. Yes, they are obviously competitors in the same market, but it’s always been a little bit more than that. The products they sell may be the same on a basic level, but there’s always been a “mine is better than yours” attitude between the companies and the fans of their work. And for the fans who, like me, love finding out about behind the scenes details, there’s a great new book on the history of these two comic book giants.  More