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What superheroes of color will we see after ‘Black Panther’?

Is Black Pantheran anomaly or a beginning?Image: Marvel STudios Black Panther isn’t the first black superhero movie ever made, or even the first black Marvel superhero movie ever made. But it does feel like the start of a new chapter. SEE ALSO: ‘Black Panther’ is a huge victory for representation in film Even as superhero movies have become ever more ubiquitous over the past decade, they’ve remained stubbornly white, with characters of color largely relegated to supporting roles. The joke is that there are currently more superhero franchises built around…

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‘Invincible’ the comic is over, but Robert Kirkman sees this ending as a beginning

From the cover of Invincible's very first issue, released in 2003.Image: image comics / Skybound entertainment Proceed with caution, Invincible fans. Light spoilers ahead in the last section of this story for the comic’s final issue. Read the issue first if you don’t want to ruin any surprises. In issue 7, Invincible gutted us. And then, in issue 11, it happened again. The twists never actually stop in this superhero story that defies all known comic book logic. For 144 issues, Invincible journeys through a DC/Marvel-ian universe that weaponizes your…

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Audiences more than showed up for ‘Black Panther’ because it’s about time

We love itImage: marvel, mashable composite Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.  Contrary to the Gill Scott Heron/Vince Staples track scorching the Black Panther trailer, this movie’s revolution will be televised. It will be broadcast in movie theaters, on TV screens, and in the hearts and minds of audiences around the world who flocked to theaters to watch Hollywood’s first black superhero in action. Until an embarrassingly recent time (and still in this moment, if we’re being…

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Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson is making sure everyone gets to see ‘Black Panther’

Everyone deserves to see 'Black Panther' at least 14 times in theatersImage: marvel studios The Marvel superheroes stick together, even when they’re teaming up off screen.  Brie Larson, the star of the upcoming Captain Marvel, used her sizable Twitter following for good by starting a thread for people who wanted to buy Black Panther tickets for anyone who couldn’t afford them. Using the #payitforward hashtag, she started coordinating between those seeking to help, and those who didn’t have the means for a ticket. Very quickly, the post started receiving widespread…

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