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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 »
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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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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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 »
Posted under: 'A-Force', Marvel Comics
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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This already looks better than the forthcoming 'Jem' movie
Back in March we first learned that the ’80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms was being adapted into a live-action feature film … but after the first promo photos were released and after we learned that the entire movie was filmed in just a couple of weeks, I lost all hope that the Jem movie will turn out well at all. Today, new hope has arisen with the release of the cover of a new comic book based on the Jem and the Holograms characters. As you can see in the gallery presented here, Jem, the Holograms, the Misfits and Jem/Jerrica‘s boyfriend Rio have all been updated with a punky new look. The first photo in the gallery is the cover of Jem and the Holograms #1 but the rest of the photos are early character sketches by artist Ross Campbell (I think the Pizzazz sketch is my fave) that look to be the blueprint for how the characters may turn out in the comic book series. My first reaction is that I love this fun new look for the characters. The shaved heads, the funky hairstyles, the crazy colors — I’m totally on board. I suspect that some Jem purists may not be happy with this new version of the characters but I have a feeling that this comic book series is going to turn out LIGHT YEARS better than the live-action movie will turn out. Have a look at the new version of Jem and see what you think. Does the new Jem look totally outrageous or nah?
A New Era Begins
Back in July, Marvel Comics announced that one of their biggest superheroes, Captain America, would become a Black man and today All-New Captain America #1 — which features Samuel Wilson as the new Captain America — is available for purchase. Marvel has decided to bring big changes to some of their biggest, most popular comic book heroes (including Thor, the God of Thunder, who is now a woman) and this new Captain America is leading the charge. A new era in the Marvel Comics universe has begun. More »
Starring Lynda Carter (The One and ONLY Wonder Woman)
After the success of the comic book series based on the Batman TV show of the 1960s, DC Comics has decided to launch a new digital comic book based on the Wonder Woman TV show of the 1970s. Ever since The Adventures of Wonder Woman debuted on TV back in 1975, actress Lynda Carter has been the only living, breathing Wonder Woman that the world has ever had (tho, Gal Gadot will take up the new mantle of Wonder Woman when Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in 2016) … and, as such, Carter‘s likeness will be used in this new digital comic book series. As a HUGE fan of Wonder Woman and as someone who once believed that he was going to marry Wonder Woman, I wholly approve of this new digital comic book series. More »
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"We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality"
In an interview with Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, the subject of badass character Daryl Dixon‘s sexuality came up, prompting Kirkman to comment a bit about whether or not the character will be portrayed as gay on the TV series. Daryl Dixon, as you may know, is played by actor Norman Reedus and, thus far, he has not had any romantic relationships at all on the show. When asked if Daryl will be gay on the show and/if he will have a romantic relationship on the show, Kirkman gave as much information as he could without spoiling the forthcoming season. Click below to read what he had to say. More »
The hosts got a surprise call from the director
This is such a great story. You never know who’s listening to your radio show (or reading your blog), so you should always be prepared to defend your opinions! The hosts (and listeners) of Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket‘s Stoney and Bill radio show got quite the surprise when Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder called in to defend the honor of Aquaman. Rumor has it, the superhero will be in the film—of course, my favorite part of that rumor is that Jason Momoa will be playing him. The hosts of the show were apparently talking smack about Aquaman, and Snyder wasn’t having it, lol! Click inside for more!