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Acclaimed Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Will Write A New Series For Beloved Marvel Comics Character; Storm
Heads turned last year when famed writer and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Ta-Nehisi Coates was plucked by Marvel Comics to helm Black Panther as the company started gearing up for the character’s big solo movie this February. But Coates is a comic book nerd and his critically acclaimed series transformed what could be another beat-em-up superhero saga into a dense, cerebral exploration of geopolitical maneuvering, the importance of collective memory to culture and above all, how difficult it is for good people to wield power.
And now it appears Coates will be turning his attention to another beloved Marvel character. After a chance run-in with well-loved comic book artist Jen Bartel, the two are tackling one of Marvel’s most famous women: Storm.Storm, a weather-manipulating mutant, is one of Marvel’s more well-known characters, and is particularly beloved by people who grew up on the ’90s animated cartoon or Halle Berry’s depiction in the first round of X-Men movies. Her most recent onscreen iteration in X-Men: Apocalypse didn’t quite land but if anyone can boost her fortunes, it’s Coates. The book doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’ll be one to keep an eye on.
Investing can be intimidating, but despite all the hype, new and innovative ways to save and grow your money are hitting the app stores with surprising speed. Whether you want to play the cryptocurrency market or invest some spare change for the long term, here are five innovative alternative finance apps that we love. Acorns is so simple, you’ll wonder why it’s not standard. Just sign up for the service, link your cards to it, and every time you buy something, the service rounds up your purchases. So, if you buy something for $1.50, it rounds it up to $2 and invests the two quarters for you in a mutual fund. It’s dead easy, especially if you use your cards for everything, and as the app says, every mighty oak starts with an acorn.The one downside? Make sure you’re on top of your credit cards, because those extra pennies total up fast on your bill, too. Stash is a similarly painless investing app that lets you start with $5 and pick from a host of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, essent…
The recent run of Batman comics by red-hot comic book writer Tom King has really leaned into Batman’s human side, exploring his loneliness, mental health and doomed romantic life more profoundly than any in recent memory. And now, it appears, the series is going to tackle yet another of the Dark Knight’s all-too-human experiences: lost faith.In a preview of an upcoming issue illustrated by Lee Weeks and released to Inverse, Bruce Wayne reveals that his father raised him as a Christian. Wayne’s father, as you may be aware, is no longer in the picture, and when he died, he took Bruce’s fledgling faith with him.
No word on whether or not Bruce is going to rediscover his faith as part of this story, but he’s not in a great place, generally. His bride-to-be, Catwoman, stood him up at the altar and he’s in trouble with the law for possibly botching a case. So, if ever there was a time for Batman to turn to a higher power, it might be now.You can read the full preview here.