If projections hold, Marvel’s 2015 comic book, Star Wars #1, written by Jason Aaron with artwork by John Cassaday, will be the best-selling comic book in the past two decades. Rumor has it a million copies of the book could be sold when it’s released on January 14.
Part of the reason for that is Marvel will be telling a new story about what Luke, Han, Leia and the group did between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back — that’s largely an unexplored few years in Star Wars lore. Another reason is Marvel is going straight Nineties with the variant covers. At least a dozen variant covers of the comic will be released on newsstands, and several retailers have commissioned their own variants to be sold only in their stores, bringing the total over 30! It’s going to be a huge event.
Below, we’ve complied all of the Star Wars 1 variants we’ve found so far. Check them out below. Read More »
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Oscar Isaac continues to offer up awesome stories from The Force Awakens. Below, read about those as well as these interesting Star Wars Bits.
- Oscar Isaac talks flying an X-Wing, practical effects and more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- New details surface about Andy Serkis‘ Force Awakens‘ character.
- Serkis was pleasantly surprised by the reaction to the trailer.
- iTunes may have mistakenly identified the hooded figure in The Force Awakens trailer.
- Joel Edgerton will bet you $50 he knows the identity of the same character.
- In 2008, George Lucas said there would never be a Sequel Trilogy
- Learn how to 3D print your own triple lightsaber.
- Marvel’s Star Wars #1 is going to set some sales records, plus see the best variant cover yet.
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Eventually, we’ll see Bill & Ted 3. There are simply too many people who want it and too many of the principals – including Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves – who are more than willing to do the film for it to disappear. Some Hollywood issues still plague the movie’s development, however, so we don’t know when we’ll see Bill & Ted return to the big screen.
They are, however, coming back soon. An editor at Boom! Studios has dropped a not-so-cryptic tease that they’ll be releasing a new Bill and Ted comic book series in the near future. Check it out below.
UPDATE: Boom has released the first images from the comic as well as the writers/artists and plot description.
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Marvel Comics is having a little fun at the expense of the cast and crew of the new Fantastic Four movie. In the new issue of the current Punisher series, #12, there are frames of three Hollywood actors discussing a new movie by a director with the last name “Trang.” They look incredibly similar to Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Kate Mara. Apparently their friend Michael, who plays a character named Johnny, is running late. And then their building explodes.
Yes, Marvel Comics has killed the cast of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four movie. Check out the panels below. Read More »
The success of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie didn’t just reinvigorate that Marvel franchise. It’s about to resuscitate an underground Marvel character George Lucas all but killed in the Eighties.
Marvel Comics has announced it about to start publication of a new Howard the Duck comic book. On March 4, Howard the Duck #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones will be released, with the story following the alien duck on adventures as a private detective in the Marvel Universe. Below, see the cover of the issue, some sketches, the full first image and some quotes from the creative team about what to expect from the new Howard the Duck comic. Read More »
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Christopher Nolan has some more Interstellar goodness coming our way. No, it’s not a sequel — it’s an Interstellar comic book about Dr. Mann, the astronaut who sets out on a “Lazarus mission” long before Matthew McConaughey‘s Cooper ever sets out into space. Get a look at the Interstellar comic after the jump. (But be warned there are massive spoilers for Interstellar ahead.)
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As fans patiently wait for something, anything official about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, we start to focus on other things. Like the new origin of Doctor Doom. Or the fact Marvel Comics cancelled all Fantastic Four comics and has been generally touchy with the characters for the last few years.
The prevailing thought was that Marvel Comics canceled the FF comics on purpose to spite the people who were making the film. That they didn’t want to help promote the film at all for 20th Century Fox, which will be releasing the new movie and handles the rights. Extreme conspiracy theorists wondered if canceling the comics would hurt the film, Fox would give up the rights, and the Fantastic Four could magically jump into Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Turns out, as you might have expected, that’s 100% not the case. The Chairman and CEO of Fox, Jim Gianopulos, said as much in a recent interview and you can read his quotes about the Fantastic Four cancellation conspiracy below.
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Once Guardians of the Galaxy became a monster hit movie, it was obvious those characters were about to become part of our culture. Big time. So in addition to all the merchandise, art and the 2017 sequel, we got news of a new animated series. And now, Marvel Comics is launching a kid-friendly comic book to go along with other comics titles, which are aimed a bit older.
Below, we’ve got more on that as well as a stop to the rumor the new animated Guardians of the Galaxy Disney XD show has anything at all to do with the movies. Read More »
So what was the deal with all those epic Marvel Comics teases? Has Batman v Superman set construction begun in Chicago? What’s The Rock saying about Shazam? Why did it take so long for Batman: The Complete Series to hit Blu-ray? When does Agent Carter start airing? Is there a way to simultaneously cosplay and be really warm at night? Has Jack Kirby‘s name been added to the Marvel Comics he co-created? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »