Judge Dredd? The greatest comic-book characters in the canon have been debated and argued over for decades. Empire has delved into it and picked 50 super-powered specimens we believe stand are the greatest in the pantheon. In a group of Marvel's top artists, frustrated with having their work exploited, walked out to form Image Comics, a place where creators would retain the rights to the characters they created.
Spandex became a popular material in the '80s, some 25 years after it was invented in by a chemist, Joseph Shivers. But it wasn't just Jazzercise enthusiasts who were willing participants in the spandex revolution; fictional superheroes have truly gotten maximum usage out of the stretchy material. Often in comics, the male gaze has benefited from artists doing the most when drawing female superheroes in their skintight suits. However, in this edition of Thirstday, we're channeling our inner Tina Belcher. We're focusing on the instances in which artists have been equal-opportunity about illustrating Marvel's male superheroes' butts so that they stretch the limits of their suits, civilian clothes — and even, on occasion, metallic bottoms. I apologize for the following reference.
The worlds of comics and wrestling are hugely significant in pop culture and both are immensely popular. The two mediums share a lot of common ground in terms of storytelling and fandoms. Therefore, when the two combine, the result is epic for fans of either and especially for fans of both. Gunn has wrestled for various promotions across the world, against a variety of opponents— including teenage witch Sabrina Spellman.
Dane Whitman wasn't chosen to be the Black Knight because he was worthy, but because he is such a flawed, neurotic man that he is able to keep the sword 'fed' at all times. Sir Percy was chosen for his weakness. The Ebony Blade can only be wielded to its mightiest potential by those impure of heart. Thankfully - after initially being horror-stricken - Dane is able to accept this fact, and use it to tap even deeper into the Ebony Blade's potential. Flying and shrouded in ebony energy, the Black Knight already looks the part of an avenging god.