Marvel Comics already shook up the comic book world by revealing that Captain America was an agent of Hydra in a recent story arc. While there was plenty of outrage and even death threats towards the writers, the real reason for Cap’s apparent turn to villainy was just a typical comic book twist brought on by the Red Skull using the Cosmic Cube. However, another big moment has arrived in the Marvel Comics universe, and this one likely won’t be undone for awhile.
In the most recent issue of Marvel’s Civil War II comic book event, one their biggest superheroes was taken out, and this one was a longtime Avenger. What’s even more surprising is who actually ends up killing the hero in question. Find out about the latest Civil War II death after the jump, but obviously beware of spoilers. Read More »
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Thanks to director John Carpenter, we’ve seen Kurt Russell in full badass mode in both Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China. But you know what both of those movies could use? The answer is even more Kurt Russell, and a new comic is getting ready to deliver just that.
Boom! Studios has revealed a new crossover comic book fully approved by John Carpenter that will have Snake Plissken from Escape from New York and Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China together for the first time.
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Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel unveiled the first Doctor Strange trailer months ago, but much of the film still remains shrouded in mystery. Like the villain. We know he’s played by Mads Mikkelsen, and we got a quick peek at him in the trailer. If you’ve seen some of the paparazzi shots, you may know he’s got some weird stuff going on around his eyes. If you’ve been paying attention to Marvel toy releases, you might have learned that his name is Kaecilius. But who is he, exactly?
A new Marvel comic has the answer to that question and more. Mikkelsen’s Kaecilius plays a prominent role in a Doctor Strange prequel comic set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and among other things it reveals a bit of his history with other characters in the movie like Wong (Benedict Wong) and the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel movies may seem nigh unstoppable today, but back in the 1980s a Marvel movie became one of the most notorious flops of all time. Critics hated Howard the Duck, fans were vocal about their disappointment, and audiences mostly failed to show up at all. But the tide is slowly turning for Howard. His film’s attracted a cult following over the years, and in 2014 he made a splashy cameo in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, leading fans to speculate about a possible movie. (So far, no dice.)
Then last year, Marvel Comics launched a new Howard the Duck title penned by Chip Zdarsky to rave reviews. And now Howard’s looking to reunite with an old co-star within the pages of said comic. Lea Thompson, who starred in the 1986 Howard the Duck movie, will appear as a character in an upcoming issue of the comic, in a storyline that ties back into her appearance in the film. Take a first peek at the Howard the Duck Lea Thompson issue below. Read More »
I have a love/hate relationship with Comixology. I love it because I can get all the comics I want without having to leave my home. I hate it because the amount of money I’m paying for comic book subscriptions have reached an all-time high. But today Comixology announced a new service called Comixology Unlimited that promises to be the Spotify or Netflix for comics (but we’ve heard that claim before). So what is this new digital comic book subscription service and why should or shouldn’t you get it? Find out the details, after the jump.
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DC Entertainment has announced “a new identity and logo for its iconic DC brand.” The new DC logo, like most everything these days, is simple and streamlined. For me, it’s almost seems too simple. The logo was designed by Pentagram, who have developed identities for Sam Labs, Citibank, United Airlines and the new Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as worked on movie and television branding from Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them to the 40th Season of Saturday Night Live.
The logo will debut on the cover of the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH SPECIAL #1 comic book written by Geoff Johns, which will represent “the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe, mixing traditional values and a modern aesthetic.” See the full logo and learn more after the jump.
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Poe Dameron is the man. The Resistance soldier is the best damn fighter pilot in the sky, and he’s nothing but a big ball of drive, kindness and charisma. Oscar Isaac is incredibly charismatic in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making you invest in a character you really don’t know that much about. Maybe we’ll learn more about the character in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is currently filming, but until then, we can go on a few other adventures with the fighter pilot thanks to a new Poe Dameron comic. Learn all about it below.
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How did C-3PO get his new red arm seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? The upcoming Marvel comic book Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1 will answer this question. And today Marvel and Disney has released a sneak preview. Hit the jump to get a first look at Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1.
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Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Yoga Hosers, the second film in Kevin Smith‘s True North trilogy, makes its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this Sunday, January 24. But if you saw Smith’s last film Tusk, you’ll be familiar with its lead characters already — Colleen and Colleen (Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, the teenage convenience store clerks who were questioned by Johnny Depp‘s Guy LaPointe. And if you’d like to know even more about these gals, you’re in luck, because they’re also getting an origin story of sorts in the form of a comic book.
Written by Smith and illustrated by Jeff Quigley, Yoga Hosers: When Colleens Collide tells the story of how the girls met and became BFFs. The Yoga Hosers comic book will be distributed at the Yoga Hosers premiere this weekend, and you can get your first look some pages after the jump. Read More »