SDCC ’15: Marvel Announces “Star Wars: Vader Down,” a HUGE Crossover Event

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Announced today at Marvel’s annual SDCC “Cup O’ Joe” Panel featuring Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, the Marvel Star Wars comic franchise will mark its first anniversary by releasing its first line-wide crossover event, Star Wars: Vader Down. Co-written by flagship title author Jason Aaron and Darth Vader writer Kieron Gillen, Vader Down will see the titular Sith […]

SDCC ’15: Netflix Release the FIRST Images of Jessica Jones Series, Featuring Luke Cage!

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Netflix has just released the first press images from its Jessica Jones original series.  The followup to spring’s breakout hit Daredevil, Jessica Jones continues to darken the tone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  After a tragedy ends her career as a superhero, the series sees Jones attempting to rebuild her life as a typical private eye– albeit one with […]

SDCC ’15: Marvel’s Illuminati Lineup…REVEALED!

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At SDCC yesterday, Marvel revealed the brand new Illuminati roster.  Beat reporter Alex Jones was on the scene to relay the news back to HQ: Black Ant, Thunderball, Mad Thinker, Enchantress, The Hood and Titania are featured in this brand new cover from Riley Rossmo, with the latter two leading the pack.  Author Joshua Williamson explained […]

SDCC ’15: “Blade: the Hunter,” “Spidey,” and More Teased at Marvel Panel.

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Earlier today, Marvel officially announced a number of new titles at their retailer-only event.  However, they also revealed a few more titles that were meant to remain a secret.  Now, a source has revealed these secrets to the world:

SDCC ’15: Marvel Leads into Relaunch with Avengers #0

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The more things change, the more things stay the same.  We’ll find out just how quotidian the new Marvel universe is this October when the company leads into the All-New All-Different launch with Avengers #0, an issue of short stories that solidify the team lineup following the conclusion of Secret Wars. AVENGERS #0 When: October 2015 Written […]

SDCC ’15: Marvel Announces New Titles at Retailer Event

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Today, Marvel took to the stage to announce the release of several new titles and distributed preview images to several outlets, including Newsarama and CBR.  First, we have All-New All-Different Point One #1, a one-shot filled with short stories that will set the plate for new Marvel stories to come. Then, we have Marvel Superhero Spectacular, another […]

SDCC ’15 Hickman might not be Done With the Marvel Universe (Secret Wars Panel Recap)

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Friday kicked off Marvel’s Secret Wars panel that sported a presence from author Jonathan Hickman. With the announcement that the author planned on leaving/scaling back his Marvel work, this could be the last we see of Hickman from a very long time with an official Marvel presence. Included among the panelists was Marvel Executive Editor […]

SDCC ’15 Jonathan Storm Melts the Uncanny Inhumans Panel

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Marvel gave a little more context on the recently announced All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe during the Uncanny Inhumans panel (which was also heavy on X-Men news.) In attendance during the panel was a fan dressed up in a Medusa outfit who snagged a picture with Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso before he took the stage proper […]

SDCC ’15: Watchtower Thursday: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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Okay… Thursday.  The first day of actual full-bore, you-can-sleep-when-you’re-dead programming. Since we’re on the East Coast, we have a 3-hour difference, so much of the early Hall H stuff doesn’t really hit the Internet until around Noon our time. Generally, I ignore all the celebrity stuff, although Bill Murray was cool to walk up the […]

SDCC ’15: Watchtower Wednesday: First Call

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Down and dirty today… too tired, and I’m not even there!  Click the headlines for the links!

Marvel and ESPN Magazine Celebrate the Superhero Physique in Special “Body Issue”

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Every year, ESPN the Magazine celebrates the human physique through its annual Body Issue.  Featuring bodies so well sculpted that they would make Michelangelo blush, the Body Issue is known for capturing the pinnacle of human physicality through breathtaking and dynamic photography (NSFW).  This year’s issue is even more special because ESPN has teamed up with Marvel to […]

Deadpool loves The Golden Girls

Offered without comment, the cast of Deadpool promoted their upcoming film and saluted the greatest sitcom of the 90s with a series of tweets. Hey #SDCC, Thank you for being a friend… pic.twitter.com/Kl52TtOPio — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 8, 2015 Travel down the road and back again…. #SDCC #Deadpool https://t.co/nQVy47vLFt — Gina Carano (@ginacarano) July […]

Interview: Ms. Deadpool’s Reilly Brown Chats Art and Inter-Galactus Ping Pong

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Reilly Brown is a stalwart veteran of the House of Ideas, drawing titles like Amazing Spiderman, New Warriors and Incredible Hercules.  However, while Brown’s work on all of these titles is stellar, he made his name while drawing Deadpool.  His work on the title was so prolific that he even got to write the mouthy assassin for […]

SDCC ’15: Watchtower Tuesday: There’s no earthly way of knowing / Which direction we are going…

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…and we’re back! Comic-Con won’t start for another day, but the newsfeeds have been full of it today! There’s all sorts of anticipation, it’s kinda thrilling and scary! We’re ensconced at Stately Beat Manor, keeping house (Heidi, don’t worry about the Eisner fresco. Since the pigment is part of the plaster, it’s easy to clean. […]

Kieron Gillen Joins the Marvel Break Exodus

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Writer Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine) took to his Tumblr today to state that he would be taking a break from Marvel superhero books following Secret Wars.  He confirms what many have suspected for a few weeks now, given his notable absence from the “All-New, All-Different” solicitations that have been rolling out at a […]

Massive Update to the All-New, All-Different Marvel Scorecard

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Recently, a bunch of cover solicits from Marvel’s All-New All-Different preview book leaked.  We now have 46 titles on deck.  Besides some major shakeups we’ve previously covered such as Jeff Lemire debuting on X-Men and Rick Remender leaving Marvel to focus on his creator owned work, there aren’t any huge shakeups to the roster of […]