Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
As much as I enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this whole “Disney buys Lucasfilm and resets the Star Wars canon” thing has been worth it for the new comics. The new books being published by Marvel have been solid all around and often sublime, capturing the voices of beloved characters and sending them on fantastic missions to every corner of this sprawling universe. Marvel has not been treating this as a cash-in side project – they’ve been routinely attaching upper tier writers and artist to these series and the results have been, more often than not, wonderful.
Another new Star Wars comic from Marvel has appeared on the horizon from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker and there’s no title yet. In fact, it’s just being called Star Wars: Classified at the moment, with retailers being encouraged to order issues before the premise is even revealed.
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When it was first revealed that Disney would be making standalone anthology movies in the Star Wars universe, one of the many rumored projects in development included a Yoda film which would have been focused on the master Jedi in his early years. We even heard rumors of filmmaker Zack Snyder pitching Lucasfilm on a Seven Samurai-style movie which would have featured a younger Yoda.
Now Lucasfilm has revealed that a new Star Wars comic book series will explore Yoda’s past adventures. Learn more after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Last month, Marvel Comics announced a brand-new Iron Man in the form of Riri Williams, a teenage prodigy who reverse-engineered her own suit of high-tech armor in her dorm room at MIT. Now we’ve learned that the new Iron Man will boast a new Iron moniker. As revealed by writer Brian Michael Bendis, Riri Williams will henceforth be known as Ironheart. Because “Iron Maiden” was too much of a legal headache. Read More »
The original Star Trek series crew and the characters from the Abramsverse (i.e., the Kelvin timeline) will collide in a new two-part comic book storyline. This was one of the moire interesting comic book stories we missed during San Diego Comic-Con International 2016. Learn about the Star Trek crossover storyline, after the jump.
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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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