Falcon is the new Cap
Earlier this week we learned the somewhat surprising news that Marvel Comics has decided to turn their classic male superhero Thor, the God of Thunder, into a woman in future titles of their comic books. Today we learn that Marvel has also decided on a big change for another classic superhero, Captain America. In future titles of the Captain America comic books, the mantle of Captain America will be handed off by Steve Rogers to Samuel Wilson, making the Cap a Black superhero … which, I have to say, is effing fantastic!! More »
"Thor is no longer worthy"
Breaking comic book news to pass along right now … Marvel Comics has announced that one of its oldest and most beloved superheroes is going to undergo a change. The Mighty Thor — god of Thunder, worthy of spirit to wield the powerful hammer Mjolnir — will, for some reason, be deemed unworthy of his superhero mantle and will be replaced by a woman! That’s right folks, the new Thor will be a woman in the comic books. The View announcement gave no details about the gender change, only that the superhero god will soon become a goddess, but you can read the full press release announcement from Marvel below. Hmmm. More »
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"He dies heroically. He dies selflessly."
Back in April we learned that comic book character Archie Andrews would be killed off in the ironically titled comic book series Life With Archie in a special issue that will be released this week. Today we learn how Archie will be killed as we get our first look at the cover of this special commemorative double issue. Killing off comic book characters isn’t anything new but the way in which Archie is killed in Life With Archie is fairly new and unique. Archie will be shot and killed defending his gay best friend Kevin Keller. Click below to learn more about the forthcoming death of Archie Andrews. More »
Peace the Spork Out
In recent years, Archie Comics has made headlines with storylines about same-sex marriage and openly gay characters but today we learn that the long-running comic book series is making headlines with the news that Archie Andrews, the main character of Archie Comics, is being killed off in the final issue of the ironically titled Life With Archie. In honor of Archie‘s upcoming death, a whole series of different covers will be released for the Death of Archie issue, some of which you can see in the gallery presented here. After you check out the covers, click below to find out why Archie is being killed off and learn how he will die. More »
Joseph Gordon-Levitt broke some pretty big news on his official Twitter profile last night that sent comic book fans into a tizzy as soon as he posted his tweet. JGL has informed us that he is working with author Neil Gaiman and screenwriter David Goyer (from the Batman films) to bring Gaiman‘s comic book series The Sandman to the big screen. As soon as the news started to make the rounds, media outlets started to proclaim that JGL would be starring in and/or directing the film … but he has clarified that — thus far — he has only signed on to produce the film. Click below to read Joe‘s exact tweets to learn the news directly from him and GET EXCITED, y’all! This is very, very good news, I think. More »
'Dexter Down Under'
Back in April, before the final season of Dexter aired on Showtime last summer, we learned that author Jeff Lindsay teamed up with Marvel Comics to publish a 5 issue run of Dexter comic books. Today, we learn that Marvel and Lindsay want to continue their collaboration with a new comic book series that will pick up where the Dexter TV series left off. Titled Dexter Down Under, this comic book series will tell the tale of Dexter Morgan (and his serial killer killing ways) as he finds new life outside of his usual Miami, FL setting. More »
Meet the new Ms. Marvel
Marvel Comics has announced that their roster of superheroes is about to be a bit more diversified because next year a new Ms. Marvel will be introduced … and she will be Muslim. In February 2014, Ms. Marvel #1 will be released featuring Kamala Khan as the new superhero but she will be formerly introduced in January in a prequel comic. For the first time in Marvel Comics history, one of its superheroes will be a Muslim woman. How cool is that? More »
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"Ben Wants No Bat Nipples"
An interesting piece of comic book concept art is making the rounds today that shows Ben Affleck as he might appear as Batman in comic form. Artist Steve Scott has worked previously with Christopher Nolan on comic book adaptations of his Dark Knight films but it’s unknown if Scott worked up this concept drawing in any official capacity. As you can see in the full size image below, there are notes in the margins of the drawing that make clear that the new Batman suit created for Ben Affleck will have no Bat Nipples. I repeat, the new Batman suit will have NO BAT NIPPLES. This has to be the best news I’ve heard personally since word of Affleck‘s casting as Batman was revealed last month. More »
Back in May we learned that Archie Comics character Kevin Keller was going to enjoy his first same-sex kiss in Kevin Keller #10 and today we get to see how that kiss will be featured in the comic book out this month. As you may recall, this sweet kiss comes with a bit of controversy within the story as Kevin‘s kiss inspires a hateful protest from homophobes … much like the real life homophobes that exist in real life. Click below to see Kevin and his boyfriend kiss and see the ridiculous reaction it gets from a very small-minded character in the comic book. More »
Super Friends, Together At Last
San Diego Comic-Con is the place where pretty amazing news breaks … and yesterday, some pretty effing amazing news was announced that will change the lives of comic book fans FOREVER! After a series of very successful movies based on Batman and a series of successful movies based on Superman, the decision has finally been made to made a movie where Batman and Superman will appear in the same film. For a while now, we’ve been hearing that DC Comics is looking for a way to make a Justice League movie (much like Marvel Comics did with their superhero group movie The Avengers) and it looks like this planned Superman/Batman movie will be the first step in that direction. No title has been announced and no plot details have yet been revealed but it was suggested that the movie was inspired by Frank Miller‘s graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. AHHH. It’s a lot to take in, click below to learn more. More »