Marvel cosplay comic book covers

If you’ve ever been to Comic-Con, WonderCon or any kind of pop culture convention with fans dressed up as their favorite characters from the realms of fantasy and sci-fi, then you’ve likely seen some pretty impressive cosplaying, some even coming close to looking like the real thing. And now some Marvel cosplayers will get as close to being a real superhero as they can.

Marvel has announced a new Cosplay Variant program that will take 20 impressive Marvel cosplayers and put them on the cover of their respective character’s comic books. And you can see what almost all of them look like below! Read More »


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John Carter Star Wars

This is a comic book story, not a movie story, but it’s a good one. It’s the sort of thing that happened in the comics industry of decades past, but would probably never happen today. The tale comes to you now thanks to a reminder by the tremendous artist Walt Simonson, who worked on Marvel’s Star Wars comic in the ’70s and ’80s.

In the late ’70s, Marvel had a John Carter comic book series; it was a good attempt to turn the Edgar Rice Burroughs property into the sort of pulp success story that Conan had been for Marvel. John Carter lasted just over two years, and when canceled there was still an issue’s worth of art in Marvel’s files. Though a “use every part of the buffalo” business approach, all that John Carter art, with as few changes as possible, was turned into a two-issue Star Wars comic story. Read More »

X-Men Days of Future Past comic book movie comparison

In an exciting meshing of old and new franchise stars, X-Men: Days of Future Past effectively rebooted the comic book franchise again, complete with a new timeline that retconned the old one, and brought all your favorite characters who died in the original trilogy back from the dead.

And while the title and basic storyline is lifted directly from a Marvel story arc in the mutant comic book series, there are a significant number of differences between the comic book and the movie, and we’re not just talking little nitpick details here and there. For example, perhaps the biggest change is sending Wolverine back in time in the movie instead of the time-traveler being Kitty Pryde as it is in the comics.

If you want to know more about how the movie differs from the comic book, check out the latest 15-minute installment of What’s the Difference?, an X-Men Days of Future Past comic book movie comparison. Watch below! Read More »

Han Solo

One of the things that makes Han Solo such a great character is how little we know about him. We know he’s a Corellian smuggler with a long history before we meet him in the Cantina on Tatooine and he won the Millennium Falcon gambling with Lando. And while we’ve heard tons of rumors about a movie possibly filling in those innumerable holes, this week Lucasfilm dropped a massive piece of information about Solo’s past in the pages of their latest Marvel comic.

We won’t spoil it above the jump, but it’s in Star Wars #6 and it’s a game changer. Go and read the comic now or, find out the Han Solo past reveal below. Read More »

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, 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 »


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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Last night, Marvel Entertainment’s Joe Quesada stopped by The Colbert Report to announce that (just as we suspected) Steve Rogers’ longtime pal Sam Wilson would be taking over as Captain America in the comics.

Of course, that leaves Wilson’s old role of Falcon wide open. Quesada fortunately knew just the guy for the job, jokingly appointing Colbert himself as the new Falcon and even presenting him with some artwork. See it, and get to know the new Captain America, after the jump.

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Colbert Report Marvel

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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Mike Mitchell SpiderMan Mysterio

We love superheroes, you love superheroes, most everyone loves superheroes. Superhero movies have become so incredibly popular, sometimes it’s easy to forget their roots on the ink-covered pages of comic books. If it wasn’t for men like Stan Lee or  and Bill Finger, we’d never have movies like The Dark Knight or The Avengers.

To pay respect to those original iterations of comic book characters, the Mondo Gallery in Austin TX has begun to reveal images from their next show, Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo. It features over 60 different portraits of Marvel Comics characters from Spider-Man, X-Men, and Avengers stories as well as many more by popular artist Mike Mitchell. The show opens April 25 and stays on display through May 17. Below, check out just a fraction of the Mike Mitchell Mondo work being released next week. Read More »