The New Ms. Marvel Is a Muslim Girl From New Jersey

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When Ms. Marvel returns to Marvel Comics in February, she won’t look much like the blond-haired, blue-eyed soldier you remember. In fact, she won’t look like most other superheroes at all.

The publisher announced this week that they would launch a new series built around Kamala Khan, the next character to take on the Ms. Marvel moniker held by Carol Danvers before she refashioned herself Captain Marvel. What makes Khan pretty unusual in the comic book universe is that she’s a Muslim teenager from Jersey City. Hit the jump to get a first look at Marvel’s newest do-gooder.

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Briefly: We have no idea when we’ll see Bong Joon-ho‘s film Snowpiercer in the US, or what form the film will be in when we do get the chance. But now English readers will have a chance to dig into the original version of the story.

The French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, written by Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand, and illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette, provided the inspiration for the film, but the book has not ever been published in an English translation. That changes early next year, when a two-volume translation will arrive from Titan Comics. Volume 1: The Escape is set to street on Jan. 29, 2014, and Volume 2: The Explorers will be available on Feb. 25, 2014. Presumably there will be a one-volume collection down the line, likely with a few extra bits, but for now we know only of these two volumes.

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Quentin Tarantino‘s original screenplay for Django Unchained was adapted into comic book form over the past year, presenting realizations of scenes that didn’t end up in the final film. The screenplay was adapted by producer Reginald Hudlin and drawn by R.M. Guera (SCALPED), Jason Latour, Denys Cowan and Danijel Zezelj.

For those who like to wait to pick up one volume rather than several, the hardcover collection is hitting next week. Check out Tarantino’s list of fave western comics below, along with a few pages from the collection. Read More »

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Here’s what we know about the bad guys in Marc Webb‘s 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Jamie Foxx plays Electro in a leading role. Paul Giamatti is Rhino, in a supporting role and Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan play Norman and Harry Osborn, who may or may not become Green Goblins. Several of those actors have also hinted that the film, which will be followed by two more sequels, is building to a Sinister Six storyline (think The Avengers of bad guys). But until we see a trailer, or more importantly the film, how far along this movie takes that idea will be up for discussion.

A viral marketing website keeps providing more clues, though. The Daily Bugle Tumblr continues to report “news” from the Spider-Man universe and in the latest post, three names are mentioned that tie directly into the histories of famous Spidey villains Venom and Hobgoblin. Read More »

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Months after that first cryptic D23 tease, Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering are finally ready to share their “something weird.” The companies announced today the launch of Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird, the first comic book published under the just-minted Disney Kingdoms banner.

As has long been speculated, the series takes its inspiration from the never-built Museum of the Weird attraction at Disneyland. Brandon Siefert is writing the book, with art by Karl Moline. Get a look at the cover after the jump.

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Firefly

Joss Whedon‘s Serenity finally gets a sequel, but it’s not a movie. Also after the jump:

  • Atlas Shrugged: Part III turns to Kickstarter
  • Independence Day might not become a trilogy
  • Top Gun 2 is still happening, says Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Goon 2 could shoot next year, with some luck
  • Weep over this sad moment from Fast & Furious 7
  • Meanwhile, Vin Diesel has a video message for fans

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Super Mario Bros 2 The Comic

Super Mario Bros. is one of the most iconic video games of all time, one that’s remembered fondly by just about anyone who grew up in or around the 1980s. Super Mario Bros. the movie, on the other hand, is widely regarded an epic failure, and the start of Hollywood’s long, uninspiring history with video game-to-film adaptations.

Even so, there are those who have a soft spot for the picture, including writers Steven Applebaum and Ryan Hoss. The pair recalled that the 1993 film ended with the promise of a sequel that never came, and have now taken it upon themselves to deliver one at long last.

Teaming with original movie writer Parker Bennett, they’ve now delivered Super Mario Bros. 2, a online comic book detailing what, exactly, happened after Princess Daisy came charging back into the brothers’ lives. Hit the jump to get the details and check out the art.

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The big Star Wars Episode VII story coming out of D23 this weekend was that there was no big Star Wars Episode VII story. To the disappointment of many, the studio chose not to reveal any new info at all during the event. But luckily for those craving a bit of Star Wars gossip, we have some rumor and news coming from other corners of the world. After the jump:

  • Ian McDiarmid is rumored to return for Episode VII
  • Meanwhile, Ray Park is hoping he’ll get asked back too
  • George Lucas and his wife welcome a baby daughter

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