Marvel comics ending Secret Wars

Normally we only cover comic books peripherally but, when a company like Marvel reveals they’re going to be ending almost three dozen comics as a result of a new storyline, we figure it’s worth noting.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, Marvel’s SVP of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel confirmed they’ll be bringing 33 different comics to a conclusion as a result of Secret Wars, their massive crossover event which will change the Marvel Comics universe as they know it. What are the 33 Marvel Comics ending? Find out below. Read More »

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How accurate a shot is Arrow? Who is TJ Miller playing in Deadpool? Could Spider-Man cameo in Daredevil? Is Daniel Bruhl excited for Captain America: Civil War? Will Marvel bring back the Age of Apocalypse in their comics? What’s the link between Captain America and Cinderella? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Among the 20 titles that will consist of the newly announced Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one that stood out was a prequel comic book. It would reportedly be told from the perspective of C-3PO and take place immediately after the events of Return of the Jedi. Well, that comic now has a title, release window and first image. The comic is called Star Wars: Shattered Empire and it’ll be out in September. See the full cover of the Force Awakens prequel comic below. Read More »

Journey to Star Wars The Force Awakens

Fans who want to know what happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens are going to have to read about it. Disney and Lucasfilm just announced this Fall they’ll release 20 books in a series called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The series will be a mix of novels, comics, children’s books and young adult stories all set in the 30 years between the films, and all of which are canon.

Below, read more about Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens including a few of the book titles. Read More »

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A Fight Club board game sounds pretty awesome, and while there isn’t a real one (yet?) we’ve got a board designed to promote Fight Club 2, the comic book sequel written by original creator Chuck Palahniuk and illustrated by Cameron Stewart.

That sequel is coming in May, and you can also preview the first issue right now. The first six pages of the debut installment are online, and they introduce a version of the familiar narrator, now almost a decade older and going by the name Sebastian and “enjoying” married life with an increasingly uneasy Marla Singer, with whom he has a son who is starting to demonstrate some uncomfortably familiar tendencies.

Below, along with the opening of the sequel series, we’ve got the Fight Club board game design, and an introduction to the sequel story laid out in the form of an in-flight guide to emergency landing prep. Read More »

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We start at the beginning of The Force Awakens and end in a bigger fantasy world in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • A possible description of the first several scenes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now online.
  • See the poster for Star Wars Weekends 2015.
  • Read about a Kickstarter that promises to be “the ultimate Star Wars fan film.”
  • Gary Whitta kind of talked about his role on the Star Wars standalone.
  • The writer of the new Darth Vader comic book offers some insight.
  • All of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys revealed at Toy Fair were strikingly familiar.
  • The Art of Episode VII book is reportedly coming out November 2.
  • Which character is missing from the cover of Princess Leia #1?
  • See images from the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  • Watch a Jedi and a Sith argue over the cross guard lightsaber in The Force Awakens.
  • A trailer for the Star Wars Trilogy edited in the style of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • Captain Kirk takes on Darth Vader in a Star Wars vs. Star Trek fan trailer.

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A major question may have been answered and a major amount of art is featured in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about:

  • Mark Hamill offers a cryptic tease of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • There’s a real lack of female characters made as Hasbro Star Wars toys.
  • Check out a preview of Marvel’s Star Wars #3.
  • Greg Grunberg talks about working on, and the secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • See a bunch of exclusive art that will be available at Star Wars Celebration.
  • Has Rey’s speeder already made it into the world of Star Wars?
  • A large batch of rumors, some new some old, have been posted online.

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If you’re reading this website, you’re most likely excited for Mad Max: Fury Road. Even if you haven’t been following the franchise since its humble beginnings, those trailers certainly hit your geek radar. The visuals and music director George Miller is working with for this latest film, which stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, look and sound remarkable.

As we all patiently wait for the release of Mad Max: Fury Road on May 15, the DC Comics imprint Vertigo has collaborated with Miller on a few new releases. There’s a large, hardcover book called Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists which has art influenced and inspired by the world of Mad Max by 65 famous artists. They’re also doing four character centric prequel comics, which will tell the story of characters played by Hoult, Theron and Max immediately before the film begins.

/Film is excited to exclusively debut the first information and covers for the two of these Mad Max Fury Road books. See them below Read More »

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Scribd has announced the launch of their unlimited digital comic book subscription section, essentially a “Netflix for comic books.” But how good is this new offering? And how does it compare to the other services offered by Marvel and Amazon? Find out, after the jump.

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