That Damn Mask: Secrets of SHIELD episode "Love in the Time of Hydra"

The Agents of SHIELD get ready to battle the Agents of SHIELD as series turncoat Grant Ward and the evil May make a return - plus this episode confirms the existence of a super obscure Marvel character! WARNING: Neither Hydra nor love appear in this episode! » 3/25/15 5:00am 3/25/15 5:00am

Messy and Surprising: Secrets of SHIELD episode "One of Us"

Mr. Hyde is back to torment the Agents of SHIELD in the latest episode, and he's brought some obscure Marvel characters along with him. Plus, what agency does Mockingbird work for, and what are those Inhumans up to? » 3/18/15 5:00am 3/18/15 5:00am

​Truncheon Duty: Secrets of SHIELD episode "Who You Really Are"

The agents continue to deal with the growing Inhuman threat, especially now that Thor's friend Sif and a Kree alien are on the hunt as well. New info and hints of a greater space war were dropped in this episode of Agents of SHIELD! » 3/15/15 5:54pm 3/15/15 5:54pm

The Horrible Sounds of Lurking

In theory, echolocation is a beautiful way to experience the world. In practice, there is something unnerving about only knowing what is immediately around you, and only if you make a sound. Therein lies Lurking, one of many indie games on display at the SXSW Gaming Expo in Austin. » 3/14/15 11:00am 3/14/15 11:00am

Multiplayer is More Fun When Your Friends Act Like Idiots Together

There's a free video game expo in Austin and you aren't there - but dozens of game developers are showing off their wares. Of particular interest: offline multiplayer games. Why plug into the net when friends can game from the same couch? » 3/14/15 1:58am 3/14/15 1:58am

Secrets of SHIELD Cabana Battle Spring Break Hiatus 2015

This week's Secrets of SHIELD post will be late as I am temporarily out in the boonies. Once back from the boonies, service will resume its regular schedule. » 3/10/15 8:00pm 3/10/15 8:00pm

I Will Crush Them: Secrets of SHIELD episode "Aftershocks"

The Agents of SHIELD are back with a vengeance! The team ruthlessly demolishes its opposition while the Inhumans continue to evolve - especially the eyeless man and the Girl in the Flower Dress! » 3/04/15 5:00am 3/04/15 5:00am

​Singular Focus: Secrets of Agent Carter episode "Valediction"

Agent Carter's first(?) major mission has been completed, but how does it all tie into the Marvel Universe, and what questions are left unanswered? » 2/25/15 5:00am 2/25/15 5:00am

That Time Starbucks' Lawyers Overrode Parody

Trademark protection is a tricky thing, but many might assume the right to parody ensures that, at the very least, satires can get away with murder. In reality, it depends on which side has the biggest lawyers. » 2/21/15 5:00pm 2/21/15 5:00pm

What's the Biggest Deus Ex Machina Never Used?

Speculative Fiction always has crazy ways to get out of a jam, but sometimes an obvious out is presented, then never mentioned again. Chekhov's unloaded, gun, so to speak. What are some major plot devices that were left in the box? » 2/21/15 3:00pm 2/21/15 3:00pm

Hero Stories: What's Love Got To Do With It?

A love story need not be obligatory when telling a hero's story, but it should be considered a part of hero narratives. » 2/21/15 1:00pm 2/21/15 1:00pm

Random Advice to Studios about Female Superheroes

Some random advice studios should follow (but likely won't) when considering a female superhero film. » 2/21/15 5:00am 2/21/15 5:00am

​Devil Take Me: Secrets of Agent Carter episode "SNAFU"

One of Captain America's worst enemies makes his presence official as he torments Peggy's teammates in the penultimate Agent Carter episode, but what is Item 17, and what the heck is a "SNAFU"?! » 2/18/15 4:24am 2/18/15 4:24am

Chase It: Secrets of Agent Carter episode "A Sin to Err"

Agent Carter goes from star of the SSR to Public Enemy No. 1 - but what comic and literary connections were there this week? » 2/11/15 3:57am 2/11/15 3:57am

Who will be Mr. Agent Carter?

The Agent Carter series has done a great job of passing the Bechdel Test, but Peggy's brief appearance in last year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier established a romantic future SSR's toughest agent, but is her future-husband in the series? » 2/06/15 9:00am 2/06/15 9:00am

​WAH-HOO! Secrets of Agent Carter episode "The Iron Ceiling"

This week's Agent Carter reveals the origin of an Avenger, brings back the Howling Commandos, and finally has Peggy take charge! It all seems too good to be true. Is this the rising action before the fall? » 2/04/15 5:00am 2/04/15 5:00am

Hoodwinked: Secrets of Agent Carter episode "The Blitzkrieg Button"

Agent Peggy Carter reasserts herself as a bad ass even as she learns uncomfortable truths - but who is the World War II Marvel villain in this episode, and who is The Man in the cameo? » 1/28/15 3:51am 1/28/15 3:51am

​Adam Warlock: The Most Important Character Not (Yet) in Marvel Movies

Director James Gunn allowed Facebook users to ask him anything - and he gave plenty of answers. Nestled amongst bits about favorite scenes or most difficult moments is confirmation of something (potentially) major: Adam Warlock was not in Guardians of the Galaxy. » 1/25/15 6:00am 1/25/15 6:00am

Nintendo Crushes Gamers' Dreams

Don't get me wrong, I've been a Nintendo fanboy since the beginning, but MOTHER F%$*&#$! » 1/20/15 8:11am 1/20/15 8:11am