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An Artist Expertly Reimagines Post-Punk/New Wave Rock Stars As Marvel Comics Superheroes

The Art of Billy Butcher

Remember back in 2013 when artist Billy Butcher reimagined a group of Post-Punk / New Wave rockers like Morrissey, Siouxsie Sioux, Robert Smith and more as DC Comics superheroes? Well, Butcher is back with that same group of rock stars this time reimagined as Marvel Comics superheroes. Click through the gallery to see Mozzer as The Hulk, Siouxsie as Scarlet Witch, Billy Idol as Thor, Johnny Rotten as Wolverine and more. While these Marvel illustrations are neat, I think I still prefer the DC Comics illustrations (I have the Moz as Superman, Siouxsie as Wonder Woman and Ian Curtis as Batman illustrations on t-shirts) but I LOVE what Billy Butcher has done with these beloved rockers and iconic heroes. Enjoy,

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DC Comics Is Giving Wonder Woman And Superman New Costumes

Super Makeover Fail

Earlier today I mentioned that I spent part of my night last night watching the failed Wonder Woman TV pilot from 2011 that never made it to air (thankfully) and right now I have a bit of new WW news to share. DC Comics has decided to give Wonder Woman and Superman, two of their most famous and popular characters, costume makeovers. Personally, I tend to prefer the original, traditional costumes that these superheroes wear but I’m always up for a change or two here and there. But honestly, I’m just not really feeling either costume update. Click below and see the skintight t-shirt and jeans combo they gave Superman (what?) and the full body unisuit they gave Wonder Woman (just, no). More »

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In The ‘Civil War’ Trenches

The TV Guide

Yesterday was another fairly quiet day for me. Instead of going out into the beautiful sunshiny weather, I decided to stay holed up inside my apartment buried under a pile of reading materials … which, I must admit, were all housed in my handy dandy and very compact iPad mini. Even still, I had a lot of reading that I promised myself I’d get through so I gave it my best go. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m currently reading the 98-issue Marvel Comics Civil War Event and last night I put a very serious dent in my reading. I’m not finished yet but I’m getting close. More »

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Kimber & Stormer Will Be Gay Lovers In The New ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Comic Book Series

"Jem was always really diverse"

Earlier this week we got a new look at the upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series when the first photos of the comic book versions of The Misfits were revealed on the cover of Jem and the Holograms #2. Today we learn that the writer and artist of this new Jem comic book series have made two of the main characters gay. Kimber Benton (the keytar playing younger sister of Jerrica Benton / Jem) and Mary Stormer Phillips (the songwriter and guitar player for The Misfits) will be gay in this new comic book series and they will be involved in a romantic relationship. This is awesome! In the ’80s cartoon series, Kimber and Stormer were secret friends even tho they were on rival bands and they even had an entire episode devoted to their collaborative friendship. It would appear that this new comic book version of Jem will take that friendship and turn it into a love affair … which I fully support! More »

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Here Is How The Misfits Will Look In The New ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Comic Book

THEIR SONGS ARE BETTER!!!!!!!

While we await news of just how horribly the new live-action Jem and the Holograms movie turned out, I bring you really fun, really amazing news about the forthcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series that will be released next month. As you may recall, back in November we first learned that IDW is publishing a comic book series that stars Jem and the HologramsJem, Kimber, Aja and Shana — and their musical rivals/foes The Misfits and today we get to see new artwork from the series. For the first time, we get to see what The MisfitsPizzazz, Roxy, Stormer and Jetta — look like in comic book form, alongside Jem and the Holograms. Click through the gallery to see this really fun comic book art and get excited, Jem and the Holograms #1 will be released very, very soon.

Comic Book Resources nabbed an interview with Jem writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell about this new comic book series, click below to read excerpts. More »

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‘Civil’ Service

The TV Guide

You’re probably not going to believe this but I actually FINALLY started reading the Marvel Comics event Civil War for the first time yesterday, just hours before it was formally announced that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures reached a deal to allow Spider-Man to be included in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including next year’s Captain America: Civil War. For years now, I’ve been hearing about how significant the Civil War event was to the Marvel Comics Universe and since I’ve been on a comic book kick lately, I decided now was the time to read the whole thing. The news about Spider-Man actually broke while I was about 4 issues into the Civil War event so, yeah, it was really good timing. More »

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Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures Reach A Deal To Bring Spider-Man Into The Marvel Cinematic Universe Film Franchise!

Spider-Man will likely appear in the next Captain America movie !!!

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures reached a deal this week and formally announced the news late yesterday that the two movie studios will work together to incorporate the iconic comic book character Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie franchise. Essentially, what this means is that Spider-Man will be included in future Marvel Comics movies, likely starting with Captain America: Civil War which is due out in 2016. Fans of these Marvel characters know that Spider-Man is a member of The Avengers but because of the movie licensing deal that gives movie ownership of Spider-Man to Sony Pictures, he has been unable to be used as a character in the Marvel Studios films … until now. Sony didn’t sell/give over the Spider-Man movie rights to Marvel but they have reached a collaborative deal where the Marvel characters can be shared between the studios. Folks, this is absolutely the best comic book movie news in years! More »

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‘Spawn’ Of The Dead

The TV Guide

My mini obsession with comic books continues into the weekend now that I have learned that the entire Spawn comic book series is now available in digital form. I started reading and collecting Spawn comic books when they first came out back in 1992 but after a couple of years, my interest waned and then fell off completely. I’ve wanted to go back and read the series from the start but the thought of having to collect all of the now 250 issues of the comic was just too daunting a task to consider … until now. For the first time ever, the entire Spawn series is available in digital format and until 2/9, they are available for purchase as a bundle on Comixology at a 62% discount — which is a damn good deal. Needless to say, my goal of reading the entire series is now back on track. More »

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Marvel Comics Assembles An All-Female Super Hero Team Called A-Force

Earth's Mightiest Superheroines

Earlier this week, I shared a story about a young female comic book reader who wrote a letter to DC Comics reminding them that “girls read comics, too in the hopes that the comic book publisher might offer more titles that feature female superheroes and/or are geared toward female readers. It would appear that Marvel Comics, instead, heard the young girl’s plea and responded with an announcement that will surely please all comic book fans. Marvel has announced the forthcoming launch of a new comic book series that will feature all female superheroes, making up an all-female Avengers team called A-Force. Click below to learn more about this exciting new comic book title and see which female Marvel superheroes will be featured in this new series. More »

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AMC Releases A ‘Better Call Saul’ Digital Comic Ahead Of The Prequel Series Premiere

'Client Development'

Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel series, will premiere on AMC this Sunday night and to celebrate, the network has released a fun digital comic for the show. Client Development is the title of this new digital Better Call Saul comic book that is intended to add to the rich development of the series … both series, actually. References are made to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul characters. Click below to see the cover of this BCS digital comic and learn more about the neat supplement. More »

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