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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Big Trouble in Little China comic

It’s a long-standing practice in comic book publishing: create stories that leap off from or are related to popular movies. Dark Horse Comics all but relied on runs of Aliens comics to keep the publisher going in early years; even Marvel scored with the Star Wars comic series in the late ’70s and early ’80s, just to name a couple obvious examples.

And so seeing that Boom! Studios may be doing some sort of Big Trouble in Little China comic book, even with the involvement of Goon creator Eric Powell, may not be a huge deal. Great for the hardcore fans and those who like Powell’s work (which should be everyone, really, because he’s quite good) but maybe not such a big deal for an audience that just wants films.

Thing is, Boom! Studios has a really interesting deal with Fox that makes us wonder about the potential for this title.

Update: More details have been revealed. The comic will be a direct sequel to the film, with the participation of director John Carpenter. More info follows the poster image pasted below.

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Archie Girls

Girls‘ Adam Driver was the subject of some comic book rumors recently, as was his co-star Allison Williams. Now Girls creator Lena Dunham is getting some comic book news of her very own, albeit not of the superhero movie casting variety.

Dunham has been set to pen a four-issue story arc for Archie Comics, with the first installment debuting sometime in 2015. Apparently she’s a longtime fan of the series, and even owns the first Archie comic. Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk‘s comic book sequel to Fight Club, first announced last year, is moving forward with some help from a notable writer. Matt Fraction, the Eisner-winning scribe behind Image Comics’ Sex Criminals and Marvel Comics’ Hawkeye, is reviewing the script, as revealed by Palahniuk himself. Get all the latest details on the book after the jump.

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Stan Lee Cameo

Stan Lee is the father of many of the great Marvel comic book superheroes we now watch every year on the big screen. Its hard not to notice Stan’s cameo appearances — I think even non-geeks recognize Lee.

Stan has appeared in a lot of the Marvel movies: X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men 3: The Last Stand, Spider-Man 3, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man 3, and Thor: The Dark World. He even had a cameo in Marvel’s ABC television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

But Lee will not be appearing in Marvel’s 2014 release Guardians of The Galaxy, the first Marvel Studios film without the legendary creator. Find out why after the jump.

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Disney Wars Han Rider and Baloo the Wookie (header)

No, the header image isn’t from an impending Star Wars-Disney crossover — it’s just a fun bit of fan art. You can see the full image, plus the artist’s takes on Darth Vader and Princess Leia, after the jump. Also:

  • Clone Wars‘ Darth Maul will get a proper sendoff — in comics.
  • Are these the “top 10 Star Wars moments of 2013″?
  • Watch a short film by a pre-Star Wars George Lucas.
  • Peter Mayhew has a bunch of awesome old set photos.
  • See baddies in action in a new Star Wars Rebels still.

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‘Dredd’ Sequel Hits the US in January

Dredd 3D

Dredd, created by Pete Travis and Alex Garland and starring Karl Urban as the grim and violent title character, wasn’t much of a hit when it was in theaters in 2012. But it has found significant life on disc, as audiences discover that the straight-shooting story of extreme law enforcement in a terrible future stands as a solid action movie.

And now the sequel is coming to the States, but not in the form many people might want. Dredd: Underbelly is a comic book continuation of the film’s story, and it will be published in the US next month by 2000AD. Read More »

Chuck Palahniuk Spills ‘Fight Club’ Sequel Details

Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk is finally ready to break the first rule and talk about his sequel to Fight Club. Wait, wait, pitchforks down, it’s cool, this isn’t a movie. It isn’t even a traditional novel; it will be a graphic novel. In fact, there might be more than one.

Whatever form it takes, how do you follow a savage skewering of masculine ideas? Turns out, it’s all about the protagonist of the original story inheriting some of the stuff he railed against when we first got to know him. Read More »

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