Stranger Things comic

As Netflix’s wildly popular supernatural sci-fi series Stranger Things heads into its third season, some newly-announced supplementary material will fill in gaps from the show’s earliest events. We already heard about how some Stranger Things books will be coming to shelves this fall, and now a new report says Netflix has teamed with Dark Horse to create a Stranger Things comic. Take a look at some preview pages from the first series below, which shows what happened to Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) while he was trapped in the Upside Down. Read More »

The Magic Order trailer

Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for The Magic Order, the streaming service’s first foray into publishing original comic books.

Last year the company acquired Millarworld, the company belonging to famed comic writer Mark Millar, and now they’re seeing the first fruit of that transaction with this The Magic Order trailer, which teases the story of a group of magicians who are being killed off one by one. Check it out below. Read More »

Brie Larson Captain Marvel Comic Cameo

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are patiently waiting to see what happens next in the interconnected series of comic book movies from Marvel Studios. Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, there are a lot of questions left to be answered. It doesn’t seem like Ant-Man and the Wasp will provide much reprieve from the cliffhanger ending of Marvel’s most recent movie. So it’s the debut of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel next year that fans are most curious about, and now they have another reason to be excited about the superhero.

Brie Larson’s version of Captain Marvel has appeared in the Marvel Comics universe in the lead-up to this summer’s Infinity Stone-centric summer comic event. While this might just be a cool comic Easter egg, this could be an indication that more Marvel Cinematic Universe characters will be entering the Marvel Comics universe. Read More »

Star Wars comic

Most Star Wars discussion is still centered on the newly-released Solo: A Star Wars Story, but let’s take a minute to turn our attention back to the Star War before that – Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi. A new comic adaptation of that film has revealed the canonical final words of fan-favorite character Admiral Ackbar, and also shed some additional light on General Leia Organa’s controversial Force-aided flight as she floated through space wreckage.  Read More »

solo prequel comic

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a prequel that gives us the backstory of the dashing scoundrel, Han Solo. But what about a prequel to that prequel? Marvel has announced that they’re releasing a Solo prequel comic focused on the life and origin of Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), the career criminal who helped shape Han Solo into the smug smuggler we all know and love.

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Darth Vader Castle Origins

While fans knew that Darth Vader would be making an appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story long before the movie hit theaters, there was one surprise waiting for them when they saw the entire movie. One of concept artist Ralph McQuarrie’s unused set designs finally made it into Star Wars canon: Darth Vader’s castle.

Rogue One revealed that Darth Vader’s castle was located on the lava planet Mustafar, where Anakin Skywalker faced off with his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi and truly turned to the dark side. But there’s much more to be told about the residence of the Dark Lord of the Sith, and the Darth Vader comic series will explain how this imposing structure came to be. Read More »

Infinity War brings to life

Eighteen years into the comic book movie millennium, it’s easy to take for granted that there now exists a whole cinematic universe full of characters that Marvel Comics readers could previously only dream about seeing up on the big screen. What once seemed like a fan pipe dream has now become a reality with Avengers: Infinity War, a movie that brings together heroes from at least five different film series (nine if you count the MCU characters who currently only have one solo movie under their belt). 

Born out of the tradition of Marvel crossovers, Infinity War leverages a decade of character-building into the ultimate mega-sequel. It’s the culmination not just of Marvel’s ten-year reign at the box office, but of forty years worth of comic book movies. As someone who used to sit on the floor of his bedroom and obsessively-compulsively organize his comics collection across multiple long boxes, I can still remember a time when the only remotely decent superhero films were the ones centered on Superman and Batman. If you look back to 1978 when Superman: The Movie came out and think about all that has transpired since then, the shared weight of comics and movie history speaks volumes.

The world has changed a lot since the X-Men first got their own movie and since Iron Man built the foundation of the MCU. In many ways, geekdom is no longer a sub-culture: it’s the dominant culture in entertainment. And now instead of long boxes, I’ve got an iPad and a subscription to Marvel Unlimited, the digital comics service. So let’s put those tools to good use and take a look at how Avengers: Infinity War remixes moments from the panels and pages of Marvel Comics into the blockbuster to end all blockbusters. Spoilers and comic book art abound below.

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michael b jordan producing the liberators

Killmonger was one of the greatest, most nuanced villains to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it’s sad to know that he won’t return. But there’s one good thing to come out of Michael B. Jordan‘s tour-de-force performance in Black Panther: he’s not lacking for work.

Jordan has been signing up for project after project, so we can count on seeing his talented face on the big and small screen for the foreseeable future. And his latest project is a doozy: Jordan will reunite with his Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole in Netflix’s adaptation of Failsafe.

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lady death marvel

A huge motivator for Thanos’ reign of destruction is the Mad Titan’s obsession with Death. Death, that is. In the Marvel comics, the manifestation of death is an on-again, off-again girlfriend of Thanos, and the reason that he seeks out the Infinity Gauntlet — so that he can destroy half the universe and earn her attention and affection once and for all.

But Thanos will have a different backstory in Avengers: Infinity War, according to co-director Joe Russo. And Death will not be a part of that motivation.

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After Star Wars The Last Jedi

What happens next in the Star Wars universe? We thought we’d have to wait until J.J. Abrams’ still-untitled Star Wars: Episode 9 to find out, but now a new comic book will show us what happens right after Star Wars The Last Jedi, and it involves Rey, Finn, Poe, and BB-8 hanging out together for the first time.
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