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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Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
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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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 »
A couple cool video game/movie tie ins are flying around the news, so it was time for an edition of Video Game Bits.
With The Raid 2 hitting theaters everywhere this week, a retro-style online fighting game is making the rounds allowing you to kick ass, Rama style. Second, a new video teases Marvel superheroes like The Avengers are coming to the popular video game/toy collecting trend, Disney Infinity. And finally, a crowdfunded project called Megafoot, which is for a movie that’ll pit Bigfoot against a cyborg version of himself, has released a unique and awesome perk where contributors can get an exclusive 8-bit Nintendo cartridge tied into the movie. Read about all of this below. Read More »
Fanboys who read movie websites aren’t the only ones who realize Marvel is beating DC at the movie theater. A 7th grader was tasked with writing a company for a school project and he chose DC Comics. He wrote that he’s a huge fan of DC’s properties but asks “How does DC plan to compete against Marvel movies when Marvel seemingly dominates the live action superhero movie industry?” Good question, kid!
Here’s the best part. Not only did DC respond, but the company answered his question by discussing distributors and claiming “our movies by far exceed all of Marvel’s in sales.” Read More »
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Disney owns Marvel. Disney also owns LucasFilm. So it makes perfect sense starting in 2015, Marvel will once again become the official comic book company for the Star Wars universe. Before the first Star Wars film came out, Marvel was publishing comics based on the universe but Dark Horse has had the license for over two decades. Now, the Skywalkers return to their home.
Read the full press release below, which may hint at characters in the new trilogy, as well as a comment from Dark Horse. Read More »