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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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San Diego Comic-Con isn’t for another few days, but Marvel’s getting a head start on building buzz. Yesterday, the comic book publisher took to The View to introduce the new, female Thor, and today they’re plotting to drop another big reveal on The Colbert Report.

Marvel’s Joe Quesada will be stop by the Comedy Central talk show to announce “all-new comic book title and all-new era for one of Marvel’s most classic Super Heroes.” What could it be? Speculate with us after the jump.

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The boldest move Marvel is making in the next couple years is launching a set of four limited-run series on Netflix, all of which will build to one team-up event. Daredevil will be the first series that leads up to The Defenders, and while we know the target delivery window for the show is 2015, that’s just about all we know. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will write and direct the show, but that’s all we’ve got so far. But Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada — a man with deep connections to Daredevil — recently talked about the show, and indicated that it is being envisioned as basically one long movie, broken up into hour-long parts.  Read More »

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As other film studios race to catch up to Marvel, Marvel is moving ahead. One of their most exciting announcements last year was the fact they’d be bringing four TV shows direct to Netflix, culminating in a fifth team-up series. The first of those will be the New York-set Daredevil, run and written by Drew Goddard. For the most part, details on the series have been sketchy, but Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada recently cleared up a few things about the show.

First, as expected, all the shows will exist in the same universe as all the films and other TV shows. He also suggested the shows would all arrive on Netflix all at once, instead of following a more staggered release pattern. Below, read Quesada’s quotes about the Daredevil Netflix series. Read More »

Want to watch the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray? Does Ben Affleck want to direct a comic book movie? Who is scoring Iron Man 3? What did Joe Queseda have to say about Clark Gregg returning for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.? Which late night host is lending his voice to The Dark Knight Returns Part 2? Have the titles of the new DC Comics Animes been revealed? How about a trailer for the new Iron Man anime? What did Mary Elizabeth Winstead have to say about losing a role in The Avengers and possibly being in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Has the Gangnam Style bug bitten Batman now too and where can you see Marvel and DC comic characters together on film? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

LucasFilm’s red-headed step child celebrated his 25th anniversary last year with little fanfare. The 1986 sci-fi comedy Howard the Duck, starring a walking, talking duck was hyped upon release but bombed spectacularly when it hit theaters. Now it’s regularly mentioned amongst the worst films of all time. Since then though, the film gained an appreciative cult fan base. Among that fan base are the people at the company that originated the character, Marvel Comics.

Yes, once again, producer George Lucas was way ahead of the curve and made a very early Marvel movie. However, the silver anniversary of the bomb-turned-cult classic has come and gone and fans are disappointed there’s still no Blu-ray release in sight. Enter Joe Quesada, COO of Marvel Entertainment, who has made a video basically begging George Lucas to come on board and give Howard the Duck the respect it deserves. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

Which major celebrity created their own, customized Batmobile? Want to watch Michael Shannon and Tom Hiddleston talk about Man of Steel and The Avengers? How about see a ton of new images from the New York set of The Dark Knight Rises? What do cats look like dressed up as superheroes? Curious how you can make your very own flourescent kryptonite candy? How is North Carolina reacting to their Iron Man 3 news? What is Stan Lee doing with Michael Eisner? Is there video of the Man of Steel scene from which a spoiler-filled set photo surfaced recently? Read about all that and much more in this special four page, weekend edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Marvel‘s Chief Creative Office Joe Quesada, says it best. “Back in the day, so many of us in the creative community would sit back and watch someone produce a TV show or a movie based on a comic book and see it flop miserably because those people didn’t understand what made those characters work. We’d sit there going, ‘Why didn’t they hire comic book people?’”

In 2011, that’s exactly what Marvel plans on doing. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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