Mondo SDCC 2019 Exclusive Prints

San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us, and Mondo is bringing another impressive collection of prints to the convention that will pay tribute to some of your favorite movies. We’re pleased to debut some of the Marvel prints that will be debuting at the convention. They include a couple pieces for Ant-Man and the Wasp, one honoring the Golden Age of Marvel Comics, and a sketch-style print of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s mostly deadly villain. Check out our exclusive Mondo SDCC prints below. Read More »

spider-man far from home box office tracking

Face front, true believers: there’s a new Spider-Man movie in theaters. At twenty-three films and counting, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going on long enough now that it has its own history and needn’t be a slave to comics history (not that it ever was). Reviews have nonetheless pegged Spider-Man: Far from Home as one of the more comic book-y entries in the MCU.

While it strays from its source material in some notable ways, leaning into a more tech-friendly interpretation of the Spider-Man mythos, there are a number of plot points in the film that do draw from Marvel Comics tradition. Sometimes they’re just subtle nods, Easter eggs for eagle-eyed comic readers to spot. Other times, having knowledge of movie and comics history may be essential for understanding the significance of certain moments, including those that we see play out in the requisite mid-credits scene and post-credits scene.

If anything left you scratching your head in Spider-Man: Far from Home, or you just want to have a deeper appreciation for the layers of history behind the web-slinger’s Old-World summer adventure in Europe, then don your best fishbowl helmet and let’s take a spoiler-filled dive into those right now.

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Marvel audiobooks

Marvel has already conquered the movie and comic book realms, so where next but audio? On the heels of the release of the second season of the acclaimed Wolverine podcast drama, Marvel Entertainment will be teaming up with audiobook and digital content producer Dreamscape Media to adapt Marvel Comics’ most iconic stories as “read-to-me style” audiobooks.

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agents of atlas

Right as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is coming to a close, Marvel Comics is coming in strong with their most exciting move toward Asian representation yet. Marvel is teaming up its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes in a new stand-alone limited series titled New Agents of Atlas. The series will feature established heroes like Shang-Chi (who will be debuting in his own Marvel Studios solo film in a few years) and new Marvel heroes that have never been featured in U.S. comics before.

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Galaxy's Edge comic

Theme park visitors will be able to step into the fictional world of Batuu when Disney’s new Star Wars land opens later this year, but before the doors open, comic readers can get a better glimpse of that setting in a newly-announced Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comic book miniseries.

Marvel Comics has announced a five-issue miniseries that takes place at the Black Spire Outpost, the shady trading port on the fictional Outer Rim planet. Learn more details about the miniseries below, and read on to find out what the Millennium Falcon is doing on Batuu in the first place.
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Steve Ditko dead

The comics world has lost a titan of the industry. Steve Ditko, the artist responsible for co-creating iconic Marvel Comics characters like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange alongside Stan Lee, has died. He was 90 years old. Read More »

Marvel Fresh Start

What was the alternate ending for Black Panther? What is this “Fresh Start” that Marvel Comics is kicking off this year? Why didn’t Ruth Wilson take a Marvel Cinematic Universe role that she was being considered for? What villains does Jon Bernthal want to show up in The Punisher‘s new season? When can we expect the first look at Shazam? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

valkyrie marvel comics

In a movie jam-packed with scene-stealing characters (Korg!) and moments (Thor imitating Loki turning into a snake!), Tessa Thompson‘s Valkyrie threatened to steal the entirety of Thor: Ragnarok. Her beer-guzzling, tortured mercenary swaggered into Thor’s life and into the pop culture pantheon, becoming far and away the fan favorite character of the movie. And now she’s making her way to the Marvel comic books, too.

A new version of Valkyrie, modeled very closely on Thompson’s mercenary introduced in Thor: Ragnarok, will make her debut in the Marvel comic Exiles.

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Marvel Comics Reveals Thanos’ Original Birth Name

thanos true name

I know what you’ve been thinking every time you lay eyes on Thanos, the Big Bad who has terrorized the Avengers for decades and who looms large over the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity War: What’s beneath that crinkly, purple exterior? What is he thinking? What’s his original name?

Yes, Thanos’ name was almost not Thanos. That’s something you’ll only learn in the ongoing Marvel Comics series Thanos, which revealed the Mad Titan’s true birth name in issue #14. And no, it’s not something mundane like “Todd.”

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fantastic four rights

Put away your Fantastic Four and Avengers figurines, and roll up your shirt sleeves: We’re going to talk movie rights. One of the biggest deals in the superhero movie landscape could soon take place and it has vast implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond.

Disney and 21st Century Fox are finalizing a deal that would see the House of Mouse acquiring the rights to all of Fox’s movie and TV divisions. This ostensibly means that Fox’s superhero franchises like X-Men and Fantastic Four could be folded into Disney’s Marvel Studios — though there are plenty of other chilling implications outside of superhero movies. But while the X-Men movie rights are wholly under the jurisdiction of 20th Century Fox, Fantastic Four is another matter. In fact, because of Fantastic Four‘s long and troubled history with its movie rights, the foursome could be excluded from the Disney-Fox deal altogether.

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