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Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios “Echo.”

Opinion | Marvel has always been political

By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor February 2, 2024
Marvel has always been “woke.” For decades, it has included and represented a wide range of races, genders, sexualities and disabilities. Throughout its pages, it has always engaged with current events and tackled politics.
“The Marvels” movie poster.

Review: ‘The Marvels’ is a bright light in the darkness of Marvel’s recent failures

By Ore Fawole, Staff Writer November 12, 2023

Despite being incredibly formulaic — and still getting that formula wrong — a strong cast and joyful humor save “The Marvels.” Although doomed at the box office, “The Marvels” shows that the...

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” poster.

Review | ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ — Marvel’s phase five is off to an ant-sized start

By Ore Fawole, For The Pitt News March 2, 2023
Much smaller than its predecessors in almost every way, the menial quality of Ant-Man’s third installment sets Marvel’s Cinematic Universe up for a macroscopic failure.
A cosplayer dressed as Doctor Strange passes by a Marvel Studios exhibit at the D23 Expo Saturday, Sept. 10 in Anaheim, Calif.

Opinion | New fans will struggle to get into the new Marvel movies

By Livia LaMarca, Senior Staff Columnist September 19, 2022
The overwhelming size of the Marvel franchise creates difficulties for new fans trying to get fully into the universe.
Review | ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — a comedy without laughter

Review | ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ — a comedy without laughter

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer July 12, 2022
The followup to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ struggles to capture the magic of its predecessor.
Super Specific | Diana’s MCU movie ranking list

Super Specific | Diana’s MCU movie ranking list

By Diana Velasquez, Contributing Editor March 20, 2022
In this week’s edition of Super Specific, culture editor Diana Velasquez ranked the 27 currently released Marvel films.
Zendaya, left, playing Michelle “MJ” Jones, jumps with Tom Holland, right, playing Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

Review | ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is nostalgia at its best

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor January 9, 2022
Culture Editor, Diana Velasquez argues that “Spider-Man: No Way Home” offers a satisfying conclusion to Tom Holland’s run as Spider-Man, and offers redemption to past interactions of the character.
Culture Editor Diana Velasquez argues that despite “Black Widow’s” stellar cast and unexpected success in humor, the movie falls flat as an awkwardly constructed prequel.

Review: ‘Black Widow’ is a fun yet fruitless sidequest

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor July 13, 2021
Culture Editor Diana Velasquez argues that despite “Black Widow’s” stellar cast and unexpected success in humor the movie falls flat as an awkwardly constructed prequel.
Disney+s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” with Anthony Mackie, left, and Sebastian Stan.

Review: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ soars triumphantly into final episode

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer April 22, 2021
Initially, the show was meant to air last August, but was delayed after production stopped in the Czech Republic because of COVID-19.
Front row, from left: Andrew Stehlin, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender in “Dark Phoenix.”

Screen Time: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers June 25, 2019
When most people think of superhero movies, they think of Marvel Studios. When most people think of Marvel Studios, they think of the Avengers — the superhero squad consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow — and their string of box office-topping and family-friendly action films. Though this team mastered the art of the comic book-to-movie adaptation, they by no means invented the art itself.
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