Web Comics – Wiley Toons http://wileytoons.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:05:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wileytoons.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1.png Web Comics – Wiley Toons http://wileytoons.com/ 32 32 Living the Legacy: ‘Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel’ Returns to the Marvel Universe in July https://wileytoons.com/living-the-legacy-genis-vell-captain-marvel-returns-to-the-marvel-universe-in-july/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:25:08 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/living-the-legacy-genis-vell-captain-marvel-returns-to-the-marvel-universe-in-july/ Peter, I’m guessing this op-ed offered you to go back to a Genis-Vell series, so how hard was that a pitch for them to make? PIERRE DAVID: It was not difficult at all! Honestly, I hadn’t thought of Genis in many years because Marvel killed him off and Carol Danvers reverted to the “Captain Marvel” […]]]>

Peter, I’m guessing this op-ed offered you to go back to a Genis-Vell series, so how hard was that a pitch for them to make?

PIERRE DAVID: It was not difficult at all! Honestly, I hadn’t thought of Genis in many years because Marvel killed him off and Carol Danvers reverted to the “Captain Marvel” name. But when they told me they were bringing it back, I was thrilled to be involved.

Juanan, on the other hand, how familiar were you with this character and Peter’s work on him?

JUANAN RAMIREZ: To be honest, when I started reading Super Heroes, the way of reading them in Spain was still very different. Any post always came down and it was very hard to follow. My first contact with Genis-Vell therefore did not take place at the start of the character. I was able to read something from Genis for the first time in [Kurt] Busiek and [Carlos] AVENGERS FOREVER by Pacheco (1998). I fell in love with [his] design from the first moment. It was later that I was able to read the character in more detail thanks to Peter David.

After all the Genis stories you’ve written, Peter, what’s left to do with this character?

PIERRE DAVID: Well, he has to get to know himself because he’s a recreation of the original guy. Fortunately, he has Rick Jones to help guide him.

Juanan, how much ancient material did you reference to create your own vision of Genis and its world?

JUANAN RAMIREZ: I think the scripts of Peter and the art of ChrisCross [from the original series] were decisive in understanding this character. The humor of these authors on the work is what motivated me the most here. But I hope fans are ready for the amount of action that comes in this series!

Why tell this story through several different eras, focusing some on the present and others on the past?

PIERRE DAVID: Originally, Marvel wanted the whole story to take place at the time of the original Genis. But when I found out he was coming back to present-day Marvel, I strongly suggested splitting the story into two eras.

Why is the dynamic between Genis and Rick Jones unique compared to the one Rick had with Mar-Vell, and why does it work for good stories?

PIERRE DAVID: The bottom line is that Rick has been a superhero much longer than Genis, so he’s able to help him learn about the world in general and being a superhero in particular.

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How Spider-Man Movie Rights Work With New Comic Book Releases https://wileytoons.com/how-spider-man-movie-rights-work-with-new-comic-book-releases/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 02:46:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/how-spider-man-movie-rights-work-with-new-comic-book-releases/ Long before Marvel was a billion-dollar powerhouse owned by Disney, the brand was a scrappy little publisher trying to get by. At one point, nearly 30 years ago, this meant House of Ideas was forced to sell or license the movie rights to some of its biggest characters. This is how Fox ultimately got their […]]]>

Long before Marvel was a billion-dollar powerhouse owned by Disney, the brand was a scrappy little publisher trying to get by. At one point, nearly 30 years ago, this meant House of Ideas was forced to sell or license the movie rights to some of its biggest characters. This is how Fox ultimately got their hands on the Fantastic Four and X-Men families before Disney acquired the company. It was also how Sony was able to secure the movie rights to Spider-Man and his vast library of characters, an arrangement that still stands to this day.

The thing is, Marvel still releases Spider-Man comics every month, though it can’t use the character in Marvel Studios programming without striking a deal with Sony. As a former Marvel attorney tells us, the deal means Sony gets the rights to new characters introduced in the comics, even decades after the deal was first struck.

“I believe the concept is that the Spider-Man universe is whatever appears in the edit, becomes a movie character,” attorney Paul Sark said. “So think of it as if there’s a benefit to having continuity. Comics aren’t static, are they? And that’s what fans love, isn’t it? “As things evolve, storylines evolve. So if you come up with this amazing new character in the comics, Sony, I believe, has the right to use them in their movies if it’s in the Spider-Man family.”

In addition to the Spider-Man movies, Sony has branched out and launched its own universe of Marvel characters. To date, the outfit has released a pair of Venom films and films widely breaded (and grannies) Morbius. by Dakota Johnson Madame Web will soon go into production, and Kraven the Hunter starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson recently wrapped principal photography.

And if Marvel introduces a new character in the next Spider-Man comic, it looks like Sony has carte blanche to make a movie out of it any way the studio sees fit.

Sarker can be heard on his podcast Better call PauI, a weekly program covering the different facets of entertainment law. In the USA, Spider-Man: Homecoming is streaming on Starz while Far from home is on Hulu and No coming home is available for purchase wherever films are sold.

Where would you like to see Spidey appear next? Let us know your thoughts either in the comments section or by hit up our writer @AdamBarnhardt on Twitter to discuss all things MCU!

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Amazon promises to fix Comixology after difficult integration https://wileytoons.com/amazon-promises-to-fix-comixology-after-difficult-integration/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 03:34:49 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/amazon-promises-to-fix-comixology-after-difficult-integration/ (Pocket-lint) – Amazon has admitted that Comixology’s migration to the retailer’s website and relaunch of the app hasn’t gone as smoothly as it had hoped. And that “the current experience must be improved”. It shut down the original Comixology mobile app earlier this year and moved the online store to become a fully integrated part […]]]>

(Pocket-lint) – Amazon has admitted that Comixology’s migration to the retailer’s website and relaunch of the app hasn’t gone as smoothly as it had hoped. And that “the current experience must be improved”.

It shut down the original Comixology mobile app earlier this year and moved the online store to become a fully integrated part of Amazon’s retail site. However, a number of bumps along the way disappointed digital comics fans.

For example, we found that the new app didn’t remember our progress in a significant number of our own comics and series. Others have complained about the web playback client. While Amazon’s search returned incorrect content when searching for comics and graphic novels, including non-fiction books.

A lengthy thread on the official Comixology Twitter feed lists a number of fixes the team is working on.

The changes will include a way to filter comic content in the Kindle mobile app, either to display it more prominently or to hide it entirely.

Fixes will be rolling out in the “coming weeks”, so watch out for them.

Written by Rik Henderson.

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WebToon Issues Apology After Controversial Ad Calls Comics ‘Secondary Hustle’ https://wileytoons.com/webtoon-issues-apology-after-controversial-ad-calls-comics-secondary-hustle/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 04:53:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/webtoon-issues-apology-after-controversial-ad-calls-comics-secondary-hustle/ An ad from Webtoon, one of the largest online comic book publishers, recently went viral for all the wrong reasons. The ad, which appeared in New York City subway stations, featured artwork by Lore Olympus with the text “Comics are the fun side of literature.” The ad was quickly noticed by artists and creators who […]]]>

An ad from Webtoon, one of the largest online comic book publishers, recently went viral for all the wrong reasons. The ad, which appeared in New York City subway stations, featured artwork by Lore Olympus with the text “Comics are the fun side of literature.” The ad was quickly noticed by artists and creators who took to social media after the ad was posted on Twitter by Andy Lowthe creator of Kennedy Homan, very unhappy that their work has been reduced to “parallel agitation”. Now Webtoon has issued an apology for the controversial ad.

On Tuesday, the company released an official statement on its Twitter apologizing to the creators and promising to update the ads “as soon as possible.”

“To all the creators in our community today: We apologize. We want the world to know that comics are for everyone. Everyone who loves great stories in any format will also love your comics But our ad copy missed the mark,” the statement said. Lily. “We live and breathe comics every day. They’re not a side hustle, second choice, or afterthought. They’re what we live for. Creators are the foundation of WEBTOON. We’re also passionate about your stories than you, and fully appreciate the time and effort put into your comics. We will update them as soon as possible and consider all comments.

While the “side hustle” ad was perhaps the source of the most anger, it wasn’t the only ad that left some creators and readers a little sour. Others shared images of announcements online that said “We think 2D crushes are still crushes” and “Your favorite streaming platforms love us,” noting that it gives the impression that the underlying message of the campaign is that comics are somehow inferior to other media or platforms.

Webtoon is a webcomics platform with over 72 million monthly active users. The platform includes content in the form of content around the world, including several works of Korean manhwa and the popular series, Lore Olympus. Webtoon was launched in the United States in 2014.

What do you think of Webtoon’s apology? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

]]> Korean webtoon operators launch services in France https://wileytoons.com/korean-webtoon-operators-launch-services-in-france/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 01:29:40 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/korean-webtoon-operators-launch-services-in-france/ SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) — South Korean online webtoon service providers have launched their European operations in France as a test bed to target the European content market, industry data revealed Monday. . Naver Webtoon, an online digital comics platform run by Korea’s leading portal operator Naver, announced plans in March to establish its European […]]]>

SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) — South Korean online webtoon service providers have launched their European operations in France as a test bed to target the European content market, industry data revealed Monday. .

Naver Webtoon, an online digital comics platform run by Korea’s leading portal operator Naver, announced plans in March to establish its European unit, Webtoon EU, in France in the first half of the year.

The company had launched its service in French in 2019, as well as in Spanish the same year and in German in 2022.

Kakao Entertainment, a subsidiary of Korean internet and entertainment giant Kakao, has entered the French online comics market via Kakao Piccoma, its Japan-based webtoon subscription service.

She created the European unit of Piccoma Europe in France in September last year and officially launched the French service in March.

NHN, a Korean online game developer and entertainment company, launched its English-language online cartoon service, Pocket Comics, in France in January.

Insiders said Korean webtoon publishers have chosen France because the country serves as a foothold for global companies trying to tap into Europe’s digital content market thanks to its rapidly growing demand.

Moreover, it is easier for Korean companies to start their European service in France because French people are very interested in Korean culture, such as K-pop and Korean TV series.

“The French are ready to buy albums, books and DVDs that they really like,” an NHN official said. “If they like webtoons, they don’t hesitate to pay.”

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Every hero shown to be in the game so far https://wileytoons.com/every-hero-shown-to-be-in-the-game-so-far/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/every-hero-shown-to-be-in-the-game-so-far/ wonder the characters have been famous for decades, but with the explosion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book heroes and villains are at the peak of their popularity with no decline in sight. Marvel Studios has powered up their iconic characters and spotlighted characters that fans of the movies may not know about. With […]]]>

wonder the characters have been famous for decades, but with the explosion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book heroes and villains are at the peak of their popularity with no decline in sight. Marvel Studios has powered up their iconic characters and spotlighted characters that fans of the movies may not know about.



With the revelation of Marvel’s Midnight Suns, the latest video game in the Marvel lineup, many of Marvel’s iconic superheroes will soon be appearing on consoles and PC. Fans are eagerly awaiting the potential for even more hero and villain reveals, and what potential awaits their powers in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. These are the heroes that have been revealed so far.

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11 Spider Man

The friendly iconic Spider-Man neighborhood was revealed to Marvel fans in the Summer Game Fest 2022 trailer for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. PlayStation fans Spider Man title will recognize that Yuri Lowenthal returns to voice the famous web lead for this new Marvel title.

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Even more interesting, Spider-Man launches a new midnight suns-specific outfit. This costume is a sleek design of black with gold armored layers and a red spider symbol on the front.

ten Iron Man

In the first trailer for Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Iron Man was one of the first superheroes to be revealed on the Heroic List. This version of Iron Man sports a new suit, but of course he’s no stranger to a new suit.

In the comics, Iron Man’s signature red and gold color scheme often changes depending on the situation. for example, if he goes to space with the Guardians of the Galaxy. With the midnight sunsit seems to follow the black and gold costume theme, with magic runes embedded into the costume.


9 Wolverine

Perhaps no mutant is as well-known as Wolverine from the X-Men. He would later appear in his own title Insomniac Games. This character has iconic powers, like his adamantium claws and healing factor, but his costume returns to its peak of comedic potential. Her outfit consists of runes etched into the gold of her costume.

fans of Marvel’s Midnight Suns have already seen Wolverine in action as he comes to blows with the villainous Sabretooth. The character is also voiced by Steve Blum, who has previously done plenty of iconic voice work for Wolverine.

8 ghost rider

A few characters have taken up the torch of Ghost Rider, from Johnny Blaze to Danny Ketch to Robbie Reyes. The revelation of Marvel’s Midnight Suns Robbie Reyes has all but confirmed as this game’s Ghost Rider.

RELATED: Marvel’s Midnight Suns – Hands-on Preview

Ghost Rider plays a vital role in the formation of the Midnight Sons in the comics, as he is the one who has a vision of the antagonist Lilith, resurrecting and wreaking havoc. It will be interesting to see what legacy is honored in Marvel’s Midnight Suns video game.

seven Blade

This Marvel character is a fan favorite for all things supernatural, so it’s no surprise that Blade is involved in stopping the demons from hell from spawning.

Michael Jai White has been confirmed as the voice of Blade for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. On one occasion in the comics, the Midnight Sons were forced to battle their member, Blade, after being transformed and corrupted into a Switchblade by the Darkhold.


6 strange doctor

Another member joins the cast of Marvel’s Midnight Suns is none other than the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange (not to be confused with the MCU’s Sorcerer Supreme, Wong). The original formation of the Midnight Sons in the comics came from Doctor Strange gathering nine beings with ties to the occult. Together they would fight Lilith and her demonic forces.

Doctor Strange was also seen sporting a new skin with the same black and gold theme as the others, but this time with a long cape and hood. Players who want to experience Marvel’s XCOM-inspired gameplay can pre-order the title to receive a Defender Costume for Doctor Strange.


5 Magic

Magik has a unique set of powers well suited to video games. She can create portals, create mystical objects, and she wields a mighty sword.

Her powers affect an alternate dimension known as Limbo, and it will be interesting to see if Lilith has any plans for Magik and her powers when it comes to her own goals.

4 Nico Minoru

Nico Minoru is also involved in magic and the occult in the Marvel Universe. She eventually became the leader of a group known as the Runaways.

A trailer of Marvel’s Midnight Suns shows Nico using the staff of one. This staff is part of his power set, which uses blood magic. It will be interesting to see how the Staff of One plays out in the game, as they cannot cast the same spell more than once.


3 Captain America

The First Avenger, Captain America has a part to play in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, but it’s unclear if his role is story-related or just to fill out the roster of iconic Marvel heroes. That’s because Captain America isn’t part of the original comics team.

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Of all the Avengers on the team’s roster, only Doctor Strange is among the original Midnight Sons. This leaves Captain America and his shield in some rather uncharted occult territory.

2 Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel’s powers are cosmic in origin, so it will be interesting to see what powerful forces she can bring to the table as she battles magic and the occult. Captain Marvel has been seen in gameplay with the protagonist character, The Hunter. She is also Ms. Marvel’s favorite hero.

Interestingly, Captain Marvel wasn’t on the Midnight Sons comic book team, which makes her appearance in this game all the more mysterious.

1 The hunter

The Hunter is an all-new character that was designed specifically for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Players will be able to create their version of The Hunter, with a fully customizable appearance and ability set.

Developers Firaxis designed The Hunter so players can truly immerse themselves in this world full of superheroes and super-villains.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns releases October 7 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Is the Lone Ranger a superhero and what defines one? https://wileytoons.com/is-the-lone-ranger-a-superhero-and-what-defines-one/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:59:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/is-the-lone-ranger-a-superhero-and-what-defines-one/ The Lone Ranger is in many ways one of the quintessential heroic figures of American popular culture, having starred in radio shows, adventure soap operas, television series, comic books and feature films. He was so popular that the series got a spin-off, The Green Hornet, making the title character a descendant of The Lone Ranger. […]]]>

The Lone Ranger is in many ways one of the quintessential heroic figures of American popular culture, having starred in radio shows, adventure soap operas, television series, comic books and feature films. He was so popular that the series got a spin-off, The Green Hornet, making the title character a descendant of The Lone Ranger. Yet while he’s a character many audiences are likely familiar with thanks to the character’s outright ubiquity as a pop culture icon, he’s hardly a popular figure now.

Even though the popular superhero genre has grown especially in the 21st century, where it’s not just famous characters like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man that generate big bucks, but also superheroes lesser known like Aquaman, Doctor Strange, and even Hellboy becoming better known to the general public, The Lone Ranger has gone out of fashion.

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Although some of this may be due to the Western genre’s decline in popularity after the 1960s, the genre still saw multiple spikes in interest over the years. Both a real-life historical element and a mythical figure tied to America’s cultural identity, the cowboy seems difficult to translate, not just to modern audiences. Yet a character like Captain America has become an icon for audiences around the world, even though international opinion of the actual country he represents on his costume is less positive, and the idea of ​​the cowboy has been popularly suitable for many space westerns (Firefly, Cowboy Bebop), so why didn’t The Lone Ranger break out?

Does the idea of ​​a cowboy match the modern idea of ​​a superhero? Does The Lone Ranger have more in common with pulp heroes like The Spirit or The Shadow than with modern superheroes? Or is he just as much a superhero just waiting to make a comeback like the mix of western adventure and superhero spectacle?


The origin of the Lone Ranger

Created by WXYZ radio station manager George Trendle and writer Fran Striker, The Lone Ranger premiered as a radio serial star in 1933, five years before the perennial Superman’s debut in action comics #1 which is generally considered the birth of the superhero.

The character’s origin is that he is the sole survivor of a group of six ambushed Texas Rangers who, while pursuing the villainous Bartholomew “Butch” Cavendish, were led into an ambush in a canyon by a civilian guide working for Cavendish.

A Native American from the Potawatomi tribe named Tonto stumbles upon the gruesome scene and discovers a survivor, the younger brother of the Ranger’s captain, John Reid. Tonto nurses Reid back to health, and Reid swears to bring Cavendish to justice, making himself a domino mask from the fabric of his brother’s vest. Tonto digs six graves, so Cavendish thinks Reid is dead. From that day, the Lone Ranger was born.

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The character was an instant hit with audiences young and old and by 1939 an estimated 20 million Americans were listening to his radio broadcast. This character received two series of films, the first in 1938 simply titled The Lone Ranger and another with 1939 The Lone Ranger rides again. However, the most popular form of the character appeared in 1949 with the premiere of The Lone Ranger on ABC. The series starred Clayton Moore as the title character (except for season three, which saw John Hart take over the role due to salary disputes with Moore) and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. The Lone Ranger was the highest-rated television program on ABC in the early 1950s and aired for seven seasons, helping to establish the character as an enduring icon. Even after the series ended, Moore took great pride in playing the role and attended county fairs and visited children’s hospitals as the character, in fact becoming an actual hero to many.


What defines a superhero

The definition of a superhero is very vague. As the name suggests, it tends to describe a hero with superpowers like Superman or Spider-Man. However, characters like Batman and Iron Man are heroic without possessing superhuman ability; instead, they rely on technology and increased skills. Superheroes are often dedicated to protecting the public by fighting crime and trying to make the world a better place.

While the Lone Ranger may not possess any superhuman abilities, he is a cloaked figure in brightly colored garb who has dedicated himself to public service and justice. He even has a sidekick/partner in Tonto the same way Batman has Robin. He is a skilled horseman and trained gunslinger who uses silver bullets as a reminder of how expensive life is and how violence should only ever be used as a last resort, and always only shoots to disarm but never to kill.


This aspect of not killing is very bitter in many superhero stories. Much like Superman, The Lone Ranger has a strict moral code, meant to serve as an inspiration to young children. For these reasons, from the colorful costume hiding a secret identity, to the moral code he uses to guide his principles to save others and make the world a better place, to his partner who helps right wrongs wherever they lie, the Lone Ranger is a superhero, and one of the first.

Modern versions of a classic hero

Despite the initial popularity of the characters in its 1930s radio series and 1950s television series, recent attempts to revitalize the franchise have been disastrous. In 1981, a big budget film titled The Legend of the Lone Ranger was a box office flop, in part due to a large amount of negative publicity surrounding the producer’s decision to take legal action against original cast member Clayton Moore for appearing as the visiting Lone Ranger. children’s hospitals or state fairs. In 2003, the WB aired a two-hour TV movie starring Chad Michael Murray as the title character in hopes of launching a series, but those plans never materialized.

Related: Why Many Believe The Lone Ranger Is Based On 1883’s Bass Reeves

After years in development hell at Disney, 2013 finally saw the release of The Lone Ranger who gathered Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy director Gore Verbinski, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Johnny Depp as Tonto have teamed up alongside Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger in a big-budget show that kicked off the weekend. end of July 4th. The film received negative reviews and was one of the biggest box office bombs in history, losing between $160 million and $190 million at Disney. Although it did have a fan following of acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino who listed it among his top films of 2013.

The character found some form of success in 2006 with the publication of The Lone Ranger comic from Dynamite Publications written by Brett Matthews, with art by Sergio Cariello and color by Dean White, who reimagined the character’s origin for a modern era. Although not a mainstream success, the comic showed that there was still interest in The Lone Ranger, his stories still have value.

What’s next for the Lone Ranger?

With the popularity of superheroes and pulp icons, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before The Lone Ranger returns in some format. Even The Green Hornet, after the disappointing 2011 film at the box office, is currently set to get a new reboot from Universal Pictures.

As of this writing, there are no plans for a new Lone Ranger project and no studio has picked up the rights. Still, given the character’s popularity in radio soap operas and TV series, it might be time for him to return in the form of a new streaming series.

While superheroes have dominated the box office, they have also burst onto television from the CW series Arrowverse, HBO Max’s Peacemaker and Doom Patroland superhero TV on Disney+ with the expansion of the MCU through series like Wanda Vision, moon knightand Ms. Marvel. Superhero stories often work best in serialized formats, which is why so many of them come from comic books, so a long-running TV series makes sense for the Lone Ranger.

Various platforms are looking for new streaming series, and the popular success of Yellowstone proved that the western genre thrived on television for older audiences. HBO recently revived the popular 1950s series Perry Mason with a gritty reimagining to great acclaim. In the golden age of television, the age of streaming may just need a little horse named Silver and his trusty rider, The Lone Ranger.

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Iman Vellani was a Ms. Marvel fan as a teenager. Now she plays it on TV. https://wileytoons.com/iman-vellani-was-a-ms-marvel-fan-as-a-teenager-now-she-plays-it-on-tv/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 22:13:36 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/iman-vellani-was-a-ms-marvel-fan-as-a-teenager-now-she-plays-it-on-tv/ Placeholder while loading article actions Iman Vellani remembers the exact moment she first saw a superhero in a comic book that looked like him. Vellani fell in love with superheroes as a high school student in Markham, Ont., where her family moved from Pakistan when she was one. Many school days ended with a quick […]]]>
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Iman Vellani remembers the exact moment she first saw a superhero in a comic book that looked like him.

Vellani fell in love with superheroes as a high school student in Markham, Ont., where her family moved from Pakistan when she was one. Many school days ended with a quick sprint to the local comic book store across the street, where she spent almost all of her monthly $20 allowance (and the rest was on McDonald’s). It was there that she developed a love for Iron Man, the Silver Surfer, and all things Marvel.

Iron Man’s devotion, the result of a crush on Robert Downey Jr., led her to the fifth issue of “Invincible Iron Man”, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Stefano Caselli. But it was the Pakistani American girl holding a peace sign on the cover that caught Vellani’s attention.

“It was like a comic book holding a mirror in front of me,” Vellani recalled to The Washington Post.

Vellani went from curious fan to expert in a flash, grabbing any comic book she could featuring Marvel’s first Muslim superhero. She was mesmerized by Ms. Marvel’s superpowered feats, while identifying with Kamala Khan, the girl behind the mask. Now, at 19, she finds herself starring as the titular hero in “Ms. Marvel,” which debuts Wednesday on Disney Plus.

“I didn’t even realize that the representation was something that was missing…because I had never seen it until I read these [Ms. Marvel] comics for the first time and got representation,” she said. “I was like wow, these comics are written about me, for me, and only me. And I really felt seen as corny as that sounds.

The teenage superhero debuted in 2013’s ‘Captain Marvel’ #14 before starring in its own series which began publishing at Marvel in 2014. It was created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona and Stephen Wacker as part of the Marvel Comics initiative in the 2010s to develop a more roster inclusive of superheroes, including the Puerto Rican and African-American Spider-Man, Miles Morales.

Ms. Marvel superpowers include super-strength, super-speed, and shape-shifting, though they were changed slightly for the series. She has been a member of the Avengers in the comics and is featured in animations and video games.

“Cinema and [television] really shape how we see people in this world,” Vellani added. “With Marvel being one of the most accessible and popular franchises in the world, taking steps to strive to be more inclusive and create space for characters like Kamala to exist only sets an example for more more studios and more creatives to contribute and tell their stories. ”

Amanat, one of the creators of Ms. Marvel, was tasked by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige helped head writer Bisha K. Ali produce the show. She got a call from the company’s famed casting director, Sarah Finn, saying Vellani’s audition was something special.

Ms. Marvel is obsessed with the other Super hero in the world around him — and Amanat said those traits came naturally to Vellani, who loved superheroes even when the cameras were off.

“She’s a super Marvel fan and she’s quirky and she’s funny and she does weird facial expressions like Kamala does,” Amanat said. “Like it’s just crazy how much she looks like the character. So it really felt like it was just meant to be.

Vellani was a big fan of Amanat, a Pakistani American whose real-life experiences helped shape the creation of Ms. Marvel. She read comics published by Amanat and watched videos where she talked about her work. A brotherly bond was built between the two on the set.

“It took me a solid year to believe that we have the relationship that we have,” Vellani said of Amanat. “I think she has the coolest job. She’s a Marvel fan like me. She’s brunette like me. She works at Marvel. It’s like the coolest thing ever…and she’s really been my biggest support system through this process because it can be really intimidating. And just having people like her makes it so much easier to get through it all.

Just as Amanat worked with writers and artists to ensure her own Pakistani culture was respected in the comics, she played a similar role on set, even going so far as to tie Vellani’s hijab in an arrangement. messy while filming a mosque. stage to reflect the look of a young Muslim girl who doesn’t wear one all the time.

“I think when you have these [authentic] voice behind the scenes, it makes the process, frankly, a lot easier, but ultimately a lot better,” Amanat said. “To progress, you have to inject change. And I think change is different kinds of voices.

The duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah grew up as Muslim Moroccans in Belgium, and directed the first and last episodes of “Ms. Marvel”, on the heels of their first major American theatrical success, “Bad Boys For Life”. from the 2020s. In Kamala Khan’s origin story of a Pakistani American Muslim girl from New Jersey just trying to fit in and be a teenager, they saw parallels to their youth.

“We were trying to explain our experience and how we lived it to Iman,” El Arbi said. “I think we really had a great connection in there. She understood what we went through.

Fallah, who became a Marvel fan thanks to the ’90s “X-Men” animated series, says he hopes Muslims and non-Muslims will see each other through Vellani’s performance.

“For us, it’s like a tribute to all the Muslim women in our lives,” Fallah said. “What’s so good about Kamala Khan is also that she’s a teenager trying to find her way. It’s a coming-of-age story. And I think the whole world, no matter race, gender or religion, will identify with her.As we connect to Peter Parker of Queens, we will connect to Kamala Khan of New Jersey.

Vellani brings the character back in 2023’s ‘The Marvels,’ a sequel to 2019’s ‘Captain Marvel’. In the comics and in her streaming series, Kamala Khan is a big fan of Captain Marvel, so Vellani starring in the sequel is a logical progression. Don’t ask her if she’s going to be an Avenger. Honestly, she doesn’t know yet.

“I can barely think of tomorrow. I just go where they tell me to go,” Vellani said. “If anything happens with this character in the future, I’m excited. But right now, it’s just that and ‘The Marvels.’”

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An imprisoned Spider-Man receives a brutal beating from a major enemy https://wileytoons.com/an-imprisoned-spider-man-receives-a-brutal-beating-from-a-major-enemy/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 22:14:00 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/an-imprisoned-spider-man-receives-a-brutal-beating-from-a-major-enemy/ Peter Parker gets a brutal beating The Amazing Spider-Man. The title’s third issue featuring Marvel’s first web-slinger sees Peter captured by Tombstone, one of New York’s crime lords. The villain framed Spider-Man at the end of the previous issue to exact revenge on the hero who ruined a deal with fellow crime boss Rose. In […]]]>

Peter Parker gets a brutal beating The Amazing Spider-Man.

The title’s third issue featuring Marvel’s first web-slinger sees Peter captured by Tombstone, one of New York’s crime lords. The villain framed Spider-Man at the end of the previous issue to exact revenge on the hero who ruined a deal with fellow crime boss Rose. In the upcoming book, Tombstone begins to teach Peter the lesson he promised by beating him for no reason in an abandoned subway tunnel.

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Despite Spider-Man’s actions indirectly causing a war between Tombstone and the Rose, Tombstone doesn’t care enough to remove the hero’s mask in the preview. It’s different from other New York villains, like Kingpin for example. The recent reign of the devil The event started with Kingpin’s hatred for Daredevil and his demand to know who Daredevil really is. Once upon a time, Kingpin and the whole world knew Peter was Spider-Man, though the “One More Day” storyline undid that and Peter’s marriage to Mary Jane Watson.

At the time of writing, this amazing spider man run did not explain why Peter and MJ are separated again. Before the title was revived with writer Zeb Wells and the return of beloved Spider-Man artist John Romita Jr., the fan-favorite couple was set to move into the The Amazing Spider-Man #93, but after a six month time jump they are separated and MJ is with someone else while having two children. Very little is known about what happened in the unseen time gap, but it left Peter in a bad place with his friends and even Aunt May.

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Of course, Peter has a surprising ally: Norman Osborn. The Amazing Spider-Man #2 features a reunion for the hero and the former Green Goblin, who even has Peter to babysit him. Norman helped Peter with every controversial thing he did during the series’ time jump, and future issues hint at their ongoing relationship, including a new Oscorp suit for Spider-Man.

Spider-Man isn’t done with Tombstone either. Just before The Amazing Spider-Man900th issue inherited from, the tender for The Amazing Spider-Man #5 promises the end of the title’s first arc with the “most brutal battle ever” between the two. The following anniversary issue will then see the return of the Sinister Six and feature 92 pages of history for readers to peruse.


The Amazing Spider-Man #3 is written by Wells with art by Romita Jr., ink by Scott Hanna, color by Marcio Menyz, and lettering by VC’s Joe Caramagna. The main cover is by Romita, Hanna and Menyz, with variant covers contributed by Hikaru Uesugi, Javier Garrón and David Curiel. The issue goes on sale June 8 from Marvel Comics.

Source: Marvel

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The best movies and TV shows coming to HBO, Hulu, Apple TV+ and more in June https://wileytoons.com/the-best-movies-and-tv-shows-coming-to-hbo-hulu-apple-tv-and-more-in-june/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 21:40:16 +0000 https://wileytoons.com/the-best-movies-and-tv-shows-coming-to-hbo-hulu-apple-tv-and-more-in-june/ (Note: Streaming services occasionally change times without notice. For more recommendations on what to stream, sign up for our Watch the newsletter here.) New on Amazon Prime ‘Chloe’ Start streaming: June 24 In this series of British psychological thrillers, Erin Doherty plays Becky Green, an intelligent, self-doubting and daydreaming schemer – like a cross between […]]]>

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Chloe’

Start streaming: June 24

In this series of British psychological thrillers, Erin Doherty plays Becky Green, an intelligent, self-doubting and daydreaming schemer – like a cross between Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley and James Thurber’s Walter Mitty. Becky has a habit of scouring social media accounts, looking for high-end parties, which gets her into trouble when one of her favorite influencers, Chloe Fairbourne (Poppy Gilbert), mysteriously leaves her two phone messages before to be found dead. Becky uses her incredible ability to fit in with the Elites to bond with Chloe’s friends, hoping to figure out what really happened.

Also arriving:

June 3

“The Boys” Season 3

June 10

“Fairfax” Season 2

June 17

“The Lake” Season 1

“The Summer I Got Pretty” Season 1

“For All Mankind” Season 3

Start streaming: June 10

Although “For All Mankind” has been one of the best TV dramas since its debut in 2019, it never got much attention on social media or garnered much attention. Perhaps the more overtly sci-fi oriented Season 3 will win some new fans. The show is set in an alternate history where the 1960s Cold War space race between the United States and the Soviet Union intensified rather than waned, bringing about cultural shifts for both nations – some subtle, others not – over the following decades. Season 3 is set in the 1990s, as the starburst stretches to Mars, which the Americans and Russians strive to conquer first, while their respective governments face multiple crises. politics on earth.

‘Loot’ Season 1

Start streaming: June 24

Writer-producers Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard — the team behind the clever and weird afterlife comedy-drama “Forever” — are once again teaming up with actress and producer Maya Rudolph for the sitcom “Loot.” Rudolph plays Molly, a recent divorcee who has billions of dollars at her disposal and no sense of direction in her life. She decides to rededicate herself to her charitable foundation and soon discovers that decades of living in a bubble have alienated her from the kind of people her money is meant to help. Mj Rodriguez plays the director of the foundation, who needs Molly’s money but doesn’t really want her contribution. “Loot” is essentially an old-school workplace comedy, but rooted in the unique, modern problem of the mega-rich who want to leave a positive legacy but aren’t used to taking advice.

Also arriving:

June 3

“Physics” Season 2

June 10

“Nice little farmhouse”

June 17

“Really Smooth Cha Cha”

“House” Season 2

‘Mrs. Marvel’ Season 1

Start streaming: June 8

This action-comedy series features one of the most popular new comic book superheroes of the past decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iman Vellani plays Kamala Khan, a clumsy 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City, NJ, who is a superfan of cosmic Avenger Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. When Kamala inherits a device that gives her her own powers, she must balance her daily life as the daughter of strict Muslim parents with the crazy experiences of a superhero in training. Less epic in scale than other Marvel movies and TV shows, “Ms. Marvel” — like the comics it’s based on — is very much a coming-of-age story, featuring a hero who often feels like an unhappy outsider when not in costume.

Also arriving:

June 3

“Hollywood Star Girl”

June 10

“Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightning”

June 15

“Family Reboot” Season 1

June 24

“To go up”

“Trevor: The Musical”

June 29

“Bamax! ” Season 1

‘Irma Vep’

Start streaming: June 6

French writer-director Olivier Assayas revisits and updates themes from his 1996 film “Irma Vep” for this new miniseries, which, like the original, is about a film crew remaking the classic Louis Feuillade of 1915-16 “The Vampires”. Alicia Vikander plays Mira, an American actress who agrees to take the lead in the film both to expand her talents and to escape the pressures of being a big star. When Mira unexpectedly finds herself surrounded by indecisive crew members, deceitful castmates, and a parade of ex-lovers, she gets away with disappearing deeper and deeper into her persona: a devious master criminal. . The particular details of this “Irma Vep” are different from the old version, but once again Assayas is concerned with the particular ecosystem of a film set, which can be confusing for outsiders but welcoming for weirdos.

“The Janes”

Start streaming: June 8

This timely documentary looks back at the years just before Roe v. The Supreme Court’s Wade did lay the groundwork for abortion rights. Directed by Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes, “The Janes” covers a Chicago-based underground network that helped women obtain safe and affordable abortions in the late 1960s and early 1970s. archival footage and new interviews, Lessin and Pildes recall how dangerous pre-Roe America could be for women, whose needs were often overlooked by the male-dominated medical establishment — and who could be exploited by criminals to make a quick buck. people too desperate to complain. The film is also about the growing feminist movement of the time, which was born in part from women bonding over common experiences rarely discussed in public.

Also arriving:

June 9

“Amsterdam” Season 1

“Summer Camp Island” Season 6

June 16

“Father of the Bride”

June 23

“Menudo: Forever Young”

June 26

“Westworld” Season 4

June 30th

“The Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience”

‘The old man’

Start streaming: June 17

Based on a novel by Thomas Perry, the road-thriller “The Old Man” stars Jeff Bridges as a former intelligence officer who has been in hiding for decades, living a relatively quiet life under the alias of Dan Chase. When his past finally catches up with him, Chase goes on the run, pursued by an old associate (John Lithgow). The ex-spy’s faculties have dwindled considerably in his spare time, but he remembers enough crafting to keep the game going – even if he’s risking everything he holds dear just to stay alive and out of it. prison a little longer. “The Old Man” combines slam-bang action scenes with quieter character moments, in which grizzled warriors reflect on their successes and mistakes.

“Only Murders in the Building” Season 2

Start streaming: June 28

Last summer’s surprise streaming hit returns for a second season, with Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez reprising their roles as New York neighbors who launch a true-crime podcast in an effort to solve a shocking crime in their apartment complex – and perhaps to revitalize their moribund personal lives. Season 1 of “Only Murders in the Building” ended with the amateur sleuths finding the killer, then immediately becoming prime suspects in another homicide. Expect another twisting and surprising mystery in Season 2, as well as more charming interplay between the show’s three main characters, who are each emotionally needy in their own way but basically good-hearted.

Also arriving:

June 2

“The Orville: New Horizons” Season 1

June 3

“The Island of Fire”

June 13

“The worst person in the world”

June 15

“Love, Victor” Season 3

June 17

“Good luck to you, Leo Grande”

June 23

“The Bear” Season 1

“Jerry and Marge Grow Big”

Start streaming: June 17

Based on a true story, the comedy-drama “Jerry and Marge Go Large” stars Bryan Cranston as Jerry Selbee, a retired Michigan factory worker and numbers lover who discovers a problem in the odds of Massachusetts Lottery and puts together a consortium of his boyfriends and town neighbors to buy enough tickets to maximize returns. The community welfare story culminates when a group of Harvard students discover the same lottery loophole and conspire to drive the Selbees out of business. Directed by David Frankel from a screenplay by Brad Copeland (adapted from an article by Jason Fagone), the film features a cast of older comedians and actors, including Annette Bening as Jerry’s wife, Margin.

Also arriving:

June 1

“South Park: The Streaming War”

June 12

“Evil” Season 3

June 16

“Players” Season 1

‘Rutherford Falls’ Season 2

Start streaming: June 16

The first season of “Rutherford Falls” delivered incisive and funny riffs on the indelible stain of colonialism, via the story of a proud New England historian named Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) who sells tourists a biased version of American history in which his ancestors worked. fortunately arm in arm with the indigenous Minishonka tribe. Season 2 picks up after last year’s big twist, which saw Minishonka casino owner Terry Thomas (Michael Greyeyes) and Nathan’s best friend Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding) take over the city and choosing to maintain his idealized view of the past in order to enrich his own community. The power dynamic between these characters has changed, but the show’s writers continue to pull off dark comedy from the many ways they struggle to nurture lies rather than face painful truths.

Also arriving:

June 14

“Deadline: the last day”

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