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How will Gotham tease the Joker throughout the season? What did Kate Mara say about the Fantastic Four comic book connection? Has Kevin Feige commented on the post Edgar Wright Ant-Man situation? Did Chris Pratt immediately take his role in Guardians of the Galaxy? What does Joss Whedon think about Marvel’s female Thor? Are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters really teaming up somewhere? Want to see a fake teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? When does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Marvel Comics Announces Female Thor

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If you tuned into The View Tuesday morning, you were presented with the biggest Marvel news of the day. Not from Marvel Studios, mind you, but from Marvel Comics. The original. The company announced a new Thor comic is coming out, written by Jason Aaron with art from Russell Dauterman. However, the person most people think of as Thor is no longer worthy to wield Mjölnir, and he’s been replaced by a woman. Yes, the new Thor comic will star a female Thor. See another image and read more below. Read More »

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What lengths is Fox going to to promote Gotham at Comic-Con? Does the new Aquaman animated movie have a title? Want to watch Michael Douglas talk Ant-Man and Comic-Con? Did something historic happen on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? How much changed in older verisons of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 script? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Quentin Tarantino writing Django comic

The original script for Django Unchained was adapted into comic book form in 2013, and now Django is making a return to comic pages. Even better, his creator, Quentin Tarantino, will join the list of film directors who have dabbled in comics. Tarantino is co-writing a story that will match up Django and Zorro, to be co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC.  Read More »

Ultimates Captain America

Though he’s been wrapped up in Hollywood, Frank Miller is still one of the most important comic book writers of his generation. He created some of the most recognizable and significant comics out there, and his takes on Daredevil and Batman remain influential to this day. His iconic story The Dark Knight Returns, for example, is even being used as a heavy influence on the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In recent years, Miller has been adapting some of his comics, most notably Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, to the big screen. But in a new Reddit AMA, he expressed an interest in writing new Captain America comic book stories for Marvel. And Marvel could be interested. Read the Frank Miller Captain America quotes below. Read More »

The Auteur #1

Oni Press has given Slashfilm readers something very cool. For free.

The company behind Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has allowed us to upload the entire first issue of their new comic, The Auteur from Rick Spears and James Callahan. It’s a smart and funny, yet gruesome and twisted tale of a big time Hollywood producer and how he reacts to his first major flop. The writing teems with insider movie quips and the art beautifully clashes with that humor in a hyper-real, violent way. It’s like a grounded Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, if Hunter S. Thompson was a film producer and his Las Vegas was Tinsletown.

It’s super-fun read; if you don’t believe me, you can check out or download the entire first issue below. Read More »

Batman 75th anniversary

2014 is the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular superheroes: Batman. The character has been imagined, reimagined, rebooted, redressed and revered for the better part of eight decades. This year, DC has a lots of big plans for The Dark Knight. One of those was a big panel at WonderCon 2014 featuring some of the men responsible for carrying the cape and cowl legacy for the past few decades.

Below, check out a full 30 minute video of the WonderCon Batman 75th anniversary panel featuring Kevin Conroy, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Peter Girardi, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. Read More »

Marvel Universe

Twenty years ago, when a character died in comic books, it was a big deal. Now, it’s pretty obvious very few people in comic books who are killed stay dead. DC Comics was never going to get rid of Superman. Captain America isn’t going the way of the dodo. And Marvel’s latest plan surely won’t stick either. Still, they’re planning on offing one of their most popular characters, one believed to be immortal, so it’s worth talking about.

Below, find out who’s dying, when, where, and what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige thinks about Marvel death in the Cinematic Universe. Read More »

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