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Runaways

Marvel’s TL;DR Introduces The Runaways To New Readers

Marvel’s TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) has been a nice series to remind readers of stories before moving forward or filling in some blanks they might have missed. This week’s edition is focused on the Runaways. The original comic series was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona and focuses on a group of […]

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Gets The Marvel TL;DR Treatment

The latest Marvel’s TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) features the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson from 2015. And I’ll admit, I’m lost on this character. I know she’s been around a while but I never saw the appeal. But she has become incredibly popular and will now be making her live-action […]

Avengers Vs X-Men

Avengers Vs X-Men Are In The Marvel TL;DR Spotlight

Avengers vs X-Men or A vs X a the logo said, was Marvel’s big crossover even of 2012 written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker and Jonathan Hickman with art by John Romita Jr, Olivier Coipel, and Adam Kubert. It was a game changing event series in that part of the […]

World War Hulk

Marvel’s TL;DR Recaps World War Hulk By Greg Pak And John Romita Jr.

Marvel has released a new TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) taking a look at World War Hulk, following up the one they did on Planet Hulk. I think the Planet Hulk storyline may be one of the best Hulk stories ever written. It is basically the Hulk meets Gladiator and tells a great self-contained story […]

Black Panther

TL;DR Tackles Hudlin And Romita’s ‘Who Is The Black Panther’

Today’s TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) takes a look at the six-part Black Panther series, Who Is The Black Panther, from Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr. form 2005. The idea was to present a more modern take on T’Challa, and as the official synopsis says: “sure to excite both True Believers and the hip-hop […]

Daredevil

The Origin Of Daredevil And The Yellow Costume In The New TL;DR

A lot of people know now the basic origins of Daredevil. Whether it was through the comics, the Ben Affleck film, or the Netflix series — people know that Matt Murdock, son of Battlin’ Jack Murdock, saved an elderly man from being hit by a truck only to have a container of radioactive waste splash […]

Welcome Back, Frank

TL;DR Looks At ‘The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank’

In what may be one of the most popular Punisher story, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion tell the story of Frank Castle versus the Gnucci Family. The same creative team behind Preacher also brought in a handful of copycat vigilantes to the city including…a preacher. TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) takes a look at Welcome Back, Frank in […]

Weapon X

Marvel’s TL;DR Takes On The Barry Windsor Smith Classic, Weapon X

Marvel has released a new episode of TL;DR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) that focuses on the origin of Wolverine or as he was known at the time, Weapon X. The 3 minute animated video from writer Noah Sterling and Max Dweck with art by Tom Rogers breakdown the original storyline that appeared in Marvel Comics […]

Immortal Iron Fist

Marvel’s TL;DR Takes On The Immortal Iron Fist

The latest Marvel TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) takes on the Immortal Iron Fist and the Seven Cities of Heaven in 3 minutes. This is based on the series by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and David Aja. You start with the idea that K’un L’un is a magical city that only appears every seven years […]

Spider-Man

Marvel’s TL;DR Features When Spider-Man Met The Vulture

Last week’s TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) focused on the origin of Spider-Man. I referred to it as the “little known origin”, and some people missed that I was being sarcastic. This week Marvel’s TL;DR is sticking with the Wall-Crawler as Spider-Man: Homecoming will soon be in theaters. Their focus this week is the Amazing […]

Marvel’s TL;DR Tackles The Little Known Origin Of Spider-Man

Marvel’s TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) has taken on some of the most critically acclaimed and complicated Marvel story lines from Infinity War to Civil War. It’s a fun, animated cliffnotes’ version of big events in the MCU. Today, they are tackling the origin of Spider-Man, probably one of the most widely know stories in […]

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cosmic Avengers Explained In 3 Minutes TL;DR

Marvel’s TL;DR returns with a look at the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Avengers series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven. For those who haven’t read it, the series uses Star-Lord’s original origin… he is the son of J’Son of Spartax and Meredith Quill. J’Son crash landed on Earth during a fight with The […]

Marvel Releases Teaser Trailer For TL;DR Season 2

Marvel has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of TL;DR. The series, short for Too Long; Didn’t Read, takes big Marvel comic stories and explains them in a couple minutes through animation. The results are both informative and funny. The new season kicks off this Friday, June 16th and will feature Guardians […]

Doctor Strange: The Oath Gets Explained In TL;DR

Doctor Strange: The Oath is one of the more celebrated recent runs on the character by Brian K. Vaughn and Marcos Martin. It took the origin story and expanded on it, creating the character of Nicodemus West who would continue on into the Doctor Strange film as played by Michael Stuhlbarg. It’s also the trade […]

TL;DR Breaksdown Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe As A Deeply Philosophical Epic

The latest TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) takes on the off-the-wall Marvel series Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. A series that from Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajic that seems a bit silly from the outside but turns out to be an extension of the characters fourth-wall breaking and self-awarness. Plus fans of the Merc-with-a-Mouth gets […]

Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider The Focus Of New TL;DR

Marvel’s latest TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) breaks down the Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider introduced in Engines of Vengeance by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore. We got a version of this in the latest season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, but oddly enough one of the main characters in the comic run was […]

The Infinity Gauntlet, More Than A Fashion Accessory – TL;DR Explains

If you’ve watched the Marvel films over the last decade, then you’ve heard of an Infinity Stone. The six McGuffins that have been used in most of the MCU films at one point or another. The Cosmic Cube in Captain America: The First Avenger? Infinity Stone. The Aether in Thor the Dark World? Infinity Stone. […]

Spider-Verse: The Abridged Version With TL;DR

The newest TL;DR (too long; didn’t read) from Marvel puts it’s focus on the recent Spider-Verse storyline. The new video from Noah Sterling, Max Dweck and Jina Noh introduces us to the various Spider-Men / Women that make up the story and takes us through the various twists and turns of the event. It seems […]

Marvel Gets You Ready For Thor: Ragnarok With The Latest TL;DR

I’m really liking these TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) episodes. They’re a good primer for folks who haven’t read the events and a good reminder for those who have. This time they take on Thor: Ragnarok, which is on the Marvel Studio schedule of films. This episode is again written by Noah Sterling and Max […]

The Winter Soldier Saga In Only 3 And A Half Minutes

So who is the Winter Soldier? He’s Captain America’s long lost sidekick Bucky… we’ve seen it in two different films so far. But before Sebastian Stan put on the metal arm, it was a ground breaking storyline by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. It involved Sharon Carter, Nick Fury, the Red Skull and the Cosmic […]